Gortin Glen Gravel Grinder 2024

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Gortin Glen Gravel Grinder 2024

The Gortin Glen Gravel Grinder is an adventure ride through the heart of Co Tyrone. The route follows back roads and epic gravel trails that lead you through the majestic Gortin Glen Forest Park. The route will be sign posted and marshaled so you can relax and enjoy the views with great company. Or put the hammer down if that’s your thing! There is the option to ride a leisurely 30km route with approximately 900m of ascending or if you’re feeling fit try the 60km option. Just decide on the day. When you’re finished you will receive an event medal and celebrate at our BBQ.

Window Easter Egg Hunt

Join Omagh Craft Collective for a WINDOW EASTER EGG HUNT🥚

🐰 We thought we would have a little family fun during the run up to Easter with a Window Easter Egg Hunt. 🐣We’ve hidden some coloured eggs and a few chicks in our window display. 🏆There are prizes up for grabs, so if you’d like to take part read on…

Answer the questions in the photo and EMAIL YOUR ANSWERS TO;

THE EASTER BUNNY (in the subject bar)


The competition ends on 31st March. The winners will be announced 1 April on the Omagh Craft Collective Facebook page. No emails and numbers will be kept for marketing purposes.

The first prize is

£25 Omagh Craft Collective Gift Voucher.

The 2nd and 3rd prizes are gorgeous chocolate Easter Eggs.

The winner’s names will be announced on this page 1 April.


Easter at Glenpark Estate 29 Mar – 1 Apr

Join us on the Estate for a family friendly weekend of Easter activities.

Friday 29th March

Saturday 30th March

Sunday 31st March

Monday 1st April

Tickets are valid for entry to the estate any time during the day; the event runs all day from 10am-6pm (last entry at 5pm)

Adults (16+) £5 plus booking fee

Children (2-15) £8 plus booking fee

Under 1’s- Free


Easter bunny hunt Duck racing A ride on the Easter train Story telling A magic show 1pm daily Easter crafts Meeting the farm animals   Children will also receive a chocolate treat

St Patricks Day at the Silverbirch

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day at The Silverbirch Hotel
☘️ Sunday Lunch from 12.30pm
☘️ Live Music from 6pm 🎶
☘️ Evening menu from 4pm
☘️ Irish Stew & Pint only £10
☘️ Pizza & Pint only £16
To Book Call:
028 8224 2520

Mother’s Day at the Silverbirch

Enjoy a 𝐌𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐡 on Sunday 10th March.

Treat your Mum to a 4 Course Sunday Lunch at The Silverbirch Hotel this Mother’s Day!

Adult: £23.95
Child: from £12

To Book Call: 028 8224 2520
or email: reservations@silverbirchhotel.com

Gortin Glens Forest Park – Easter

Easter Egg Hunt at Brie’s Barista Bar – 10am-4pm Free
Face Paint – 10am-4pm £2.50
Easter Photographs 10am -4pm £12.50 for 1 print

Sperrin Alpacas – SUNDAY ONLY 1pm-4pm – Free

St Patrick’s Day at Glenpark Estate

Join us on St Patrick’s Day for some live music from local artists Owen McNulty from 3pm and Martin Bradley from 9pm.

Why not indulge in some delicious Guinness Stew with Wheaten Bread washed down with some beer for only £10! Best part is – it’s on the menu all day!

Make a day of it with the family and sample the famous 5 course carvery served from 12.30pm-4.30pm. At only £21.95 per adult and £10.95 per child – don’t miss out!


ST PATRICK’S DAY at the Ulster American Folk Park

Come along to our St Patrick’s Day celebrations on Sunday 17th and Monday 18th March at Ulster American Folk Park, Omagh.

Discover the traditions of St Patrick’s Day and the history of the shamrock as you wander the Folk Park. There’ll be live traditional Irish music across Ulster and America, and Irish dancing performances on Sunday 17th March. Stop by the Mellon House where the table will be filled with traditional foods like colcannon and apple tart, watch traditional craft demonstrations like basket weaving, follow the ‘Shamrock Selfie Trail’ and get involved in our St Patrick’s themed crafts.

Book your general admission ticket through the button. Members go free!

Sunday 17th & Monday 18th March
10:00 to 17:00

Folk the World

Open Air Festival Omagh 2024

Folk The World Accommodation Partner …
📍 Todd’s Leap : Ballygawley Co Tyrone
📆 Saturday 25th May 2024
💲 £100 per person
What it includes :
: 1 Night Accommodation
: Breakfast
: Transport To & From Folk The World @ Healy Park
This can only be booked by contacting Todd’s Leap directly on 02885567170.
Hotels In Omagh Town are currently sold out for the evening.
Please note accommodation does not include a ticket, they must be bought separately.
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What to expect from Folk The World 🌍
: Two Festival Stages
: One Teepee Stage
: Old School Fun Fun Fair but for adults
: Food & Drink Courts
: Thousands Of Pints Of O’Connors Stout 😉
All this lined up with the biggest festival of Folk EVER 👇🏻
:: The Whistlin Donkeys
:: All Folk’d UP
:: More Power To Your Elbow
:: Sean Magee
:: Ruaile Bualie
:: One For The Road
:: Fresh As Folk
:: The Porter Bellys
:: The Logues
:: Ruairi Cunningham
:: Meabdh Walshe
:: Micky Quinn
With local DJ legend Micky Quinn on the Decks throughout the night!
If you haven’t got your tickets, take your friends and make it happen, we’re over 50% gone in five days 🙌🏻


Spring Wreath Workshops 3rd & 24th March

🌷Spring Wreath Workshops at the Silverbirch Hotel
Our popular Spring Wreath Workshops are back this March with the very talented Nikki from Tangled Up In Blooms 😍🌾
𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 𝟏:
Sunday 3rd March at 12 noon
𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘚𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘞𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩
£48pp – Price includes all materials, Tea/Coffee/Shortbread on arrival followed by a Glass of Bubbly & Light Refreshments.
𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 𝟐:
Sunday 24th March at 12 noon
𝘔𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘸𝘯 𝘚𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘞𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩
£48pp – Price includes all materials, Tea/Coffee/Shortbread on arrival followed by a Glass of Bubbly & Light Refreshments.
To Book a Workshop Call: 028 8224 2520
or email Tara: tara@silverbirchhotel.com
£10 𝘯𝘰𝘯-𝘳𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘪𝘵 𝘳𝘦𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘰𝘰𝘬, 𝘣𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘦 𝘱𝘢𝘪𝘥 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘦𝘬 𝘱𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵. 𝘓𝘪𝘮𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘴𝘱𝘢𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘷𝘢𝘪𝘭𝘢𝘣𝘭𝘦

Family Fun Weekend Fly In

⭐️ C-More Flying School & Club are hosting a Fly in Family fun day on Saturday May 4th.

We are expecting a variety of aircraft to arrive from all over Ireland and the UK and we will be doing Air Experience flights for only £25 for 10mins
Hot food will be available from Hungry Ginger
Ice cream cold drinks and snacks from The Sweet Spot Omagh
plus specialty Coffee, tea and traybakes will be available
Entry is only £5 per person with kids under 5 Free.
Keep an eye on our social media pages for your chance to win free entry and Air Experience flight! 🛫

Derek Ryan at the Silverbirch

𝘐𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘩 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘵 𝘛𝘰𝘶𝘳 2024 (𝘖𝘔𝘈𝘎𝘏)
22nd March 2024
Derek Ryan Music Plus special guests Barry Kirwan & Olivia Douglas

Tickets On Sale Now from hotel reception or buy online👇

Spar Omagh Half Marathon

Key Details

Starts 7th April 2024 at 9:30am
Ends 7th April 2024 at 1:00pm
Venue Omagh Leisure Complex
Price Register Online
Book Online https://omaghhalfmarathon.run/


Omagh Half Marathon was started in 1989 by a small group of Omagh Harriers. The race has grown to be one of the largest Half Marathons in Northern Ireland. In 2019 the race had over 2500 Half competitors.  The Half marathon has a committee of 9 people and a race day crew or over 200 volunteers!!!

The 2024 event will be bigger than ever.

Follow Spar Omagh Half Marathon Social media outlets for all the up-to-date information.

Omagh Show

Get ready for the 182nd Omagh Show on Saturday 6th July– a fun family day packed with entertainment for everyone🎉

🚜🎪 Join us for a day filled with agricultural competitions, show-jumping, thrilling attractions, and activities for every age.

Save the date and come experience the joy of the 182nd Omagh Show! 🌟👨‍👩‍👧‍👦

St Patrick’s Day

Everyone is welcome to enjoy a Celebration of St Patrick in Omagh on Sunday 17 March from 1pm.  Revel in a selection of cultural music, dance, family parade and entertainment, creative arts throughout Omagh Town Centre, Strule Arts Centre and more.

The free-of-charge event is delivered by Urban Events NI and sponsored by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council (FODC).

If you would like to get involved in the St Patrick’s Day Event Omagh 2024, please email: thomas@urbaneventsni.com

A quiet room will be available in Strule Arts Centre on Sunday 17 March, should you or a family member require some time out from the excitement of the day. Also, within Strule Arts Centre, the Changing Places facility will be available on level 2 and baby changing on level 2.

A limited number of accessible car parking spaces for Blue Badge holders can be reserved at the rear of Strule Arts Centre. If you require any further information on any of the above, or Strule Arts Centre programme of entertainment log on to www.struleartscentre.co.uk or contact 028 8224 7831, email strulearts@fermanaghomagh.com

Bluegrass Omagh 2024

Get ready for Bluegrass Omagh 2024, the music festival that values its roots.
The finest Bluegrass bands from around the corner and across the seas. Celebrate the heart of bluegrass music at Bluegrass Omagh with world-class tunes and a toe-tappin’, finger-pickin’ bluegrass weekend to remember!
4th & 5th of May 2024
Early Bird Tickets – https://www.ulsteramericanfolkpark.org/whats-on/bluegrass-omagh-2024?fbclid=IwAR2M-VaoV-rAwhvgodVPR1OKeI9LrQay2sI_kpuMfDlp9rAKJIt9gXFx6VA

The Family Shark Show 2024

The FairyTale Stage Show brings to life, the story behind the song. Venture into the deep blue sea and join Baby on the adventure of a lifetime. Come and help Mummy & Daddy prepare Baby for the first day of school, with lots of exhilarating crowd interaction. Enjoy the excitement as Baby meets new friends from different worlds, such as Olivia the Octopus and Tommy the Turtle. This production is perfect for families with small children aged, 2 – 6. Please remain in your seats, for a very special encore presentation of the Shark song, with all members of the Shark FamilyConcession tickets are for those aged 16 and below or 60 and above.

Michael English – A Million Medleys

A Million Medleys, the superb new show from Irish Country Star Michael English. A spectacular concert of globally loved, million-selling hits that will leave you wanting more! Michael will be joined on stage by special guest Noreen Rabbette. Each song better than the next and you’ll want to sing along with every single song. An unmissable show!

Greatest 80s Show

Get ready to travel back in time to the 1980s with the exciting new music theatre production – ‘Greatest 80s Show’ This high-energy show features all of your favourite hits from the decade of neon and big hair, including songs from iconic artists like Duran Duran, a-ha and Spandau Ballet to name just a few. With a dynamic and powerful set full of the greatest songs of the 80s, ‘Greatest 80s Show’ is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages. The show will take you on a nostalgic journey through the decade, with memorable performances of classic songs such as ‘In the Air Tonight’, ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ and ‘Together in Electric Dreams’. With a set that is both electrifying and heartfelt, the show is a celebration of the music, fashion and culture of the 80s and is sure to have audiences dancing in their seats! Don’t miss your chance to relive the decade that defined a generation. Get your tickets now!

Féile na hÓmaí 2024

Féile na hÓmaí has been running for 15 years and is one of the premier Schools’ Drama Festivals in Ireland. Both primary and secondary school children from throughout Tyrone, Derry, Fermanagh and East Donegal will take place in the Irish medium drama competition with the hope of securing a place in the prestigious Ulster Finals in Letterkenny.

Cash Returns – The Man In Black

Europe’s no.1 Johnny Cash & June Carter tribute ‘Cash Returns’ are back and you can get to ‘Walk The Line’ with JP Mac as the man in black and Karen Martin as June Carter along with this spectacular 10 piece show. This award-winning production encapsulates the true magic of one of music’s most iconic couples. They will have everyone singin ‘n’ stompin in the aisles along to ‘Folsom Prison Blues’, ‘Ring Of Fire’, ‘A Boy Named Sue’, ‘Jackson’, ‘Hurt’ – picking out the very best hits from careers spanning over 50 years!

Belfast Girls – On The Run

The Belfast GIRLS are BACK and up to more mischief!

Bernie finds herself in hot water with the police after flogging the latest weight loss pill to half of Belfast so Bernie, Betty & Michelle find themselves ON THE RUN! And what better place to hide than the local Convent, surely no one’s going to look for her there, right?! Or will they?

Will Bernie get caught and go prison? Will she realise her heart belonged to GOD all along and become a nun? Grab your mates and your blossom hill and come and find out! You don’t wanna miss the CRAIC!


PADDY RAFF at the Silverbirch Hotel

‘Gimme a Minute’


Award-winning Northern Irish comedy sensation Paddy Raff is back on tour taking his brand new hilarious standup show ‘Gimme a Minute!’ on the road in 2024. Having previously sold out venues across UK and Ireland, including a record 6 nights in Belfast’s SSE Arena, Paddy’s new show, featuring his own blend of storytelling, observational and musical comedy, is one not to be missed.

Tickets available from Hotel Reception or buy online now:

Moving on Music presents Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle

Here are three traditional musicians that surely need no introduction…we are delighted to be able to bring this trio to NI regional venues:

John Doyle, John McCusker and Mike McGoldrick first crossed paths as teenagers. Quarter of a century later, the fired-up folk live-wires are set to celebrate their friendship, and musical kinship, with their first studio album, The Wishing Tree. A thrilling trip through traditional, contemporary and original jigs, reels, ballads and more, it sees them branch out musically, while tracing the roots of their tunes, and acquaintance. All three musicians have gone on to global acclaim and with a wide range of individual projects it is rare to get an opportunity for all three to make an appearance in Ireland.


John Doyle (Dublin – vocals, guitar, bouzouki, mandola) is an Irish music linchpin and a founder member of acclaimed group Solas. With a Grammy nomination for his album with Liz Carroll it would perhaps be easier to list who John has not collaborated with. But for example: Eileen Ivers, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Joan Baez, Martin Hayes, and Usher’s Island.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner John McCusker (Glasgow – fiddle, whistles, harmonium) has played with The Battlefield Band, Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan, recorded with Paul Weller, and recently produced albums for Eddi Reader, Heidi Talbot and Kris Drever.

Mike McGoldrick (Manchester – flute, whistles, Uilleann pipes, bodhran, clarinet, congas) is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winner, founding member of Lúnasa, and current member of Capercaillie, who has worked with Mark Knopfler, Eddi Reader, John Cale.

The trio were brought together as part of the BBC’s annual Transatlantic Sessions in 2007. “That felt like it was a real coming together of the three of us,” McCusker says. “It’s always been really natural to play together, and as pals, it always feels really natural to hang out. That’s how the idea of us doing this as a trio came about: after The Transatlantic Sessions, we didn’t want the fun and the music to stop. So we said, ‘Well, why don’t we just keep going?’”

And so they did. Doyle, McCusker and McGoldrick have performed as a trio since 2009. They released a live album in 2009, and continue to tour together regularly.

Fermanagh & Omagh Walking Festival

Sat 23rd March:

On the Pig’s Back’ is a Challenging Walk exploring traditional routes of travel on the Mullaghcarn Ridge 12km

Registration at 9am at Gortin Glens Forest Park (Glenpark Rd, Omagh BT79 7SU)

‘If You Come Out in the Woods today..’ is a Moderate Walk looped walk in Gortin Glen Forest Park with a specialist foraging guide 8km

Registration at 10am at Gortin Glens Forest Park (Glenpark Rd, Omagh BT79 7SU)

Sun 24th March:

‘Deep Sources’ is a Challenging Walk over Dooish Hill and linking to Meenadoan National Nature Reserve exploring the vernacular landscape 10km

Registration at 9am at Drumquin Community Youth Centre (Drumquin, Omagh BT78 4SD)

‘At the Head of the Glen’ is a Moderate Walk exploring upland river geo-ecology between Lough Bradan to Sloughan Glen 8-9km

Registration at 10am at Drumquin Community Youth Centre (Drumquin, Omagh BT78 4SD)

Cost is £10

Booking link:



For further information on the Sperrins Walking programme and to book your place visit https://farandwild.org/land/   or  https://sperrinspartnershipproject.com/sperrins-walking/ #SperrinsWalking.

Big Anthonys

A rural cottage located centrally between Omagh and Cookstown. Situated at the foot of the Sperrin mountains. It’s in an area of outstanding beauty with lots of local attractions including the Gortin glens, Beckmore stone circle and the Ulster American folk park.

The cottage is detached with lots of outdoor space. There are beautiful views of the countryside. The house is spacious, with 3 bedrooms and a large family bathroom and a fully exuipt kitchen. Washer dryer facilities are available.

There is a sofa bed available to accommodate 2 further guests if required

It is located 0.2 miles from the An Creagan visitor centre witch has a restaurant, walks, bicycle trail and kids play area


The space:

There are 3 bedrooms each with a double bed. There is a cot in one of the bedrooms.There is also a sofa bed in one of the 2 living rooms if needed. There are 2 living rooms , one kitchen and one large bathroom. There is also a workspace



Must be rented for 2 nights minimum at £150 a night

An Creagán – Tornoge Cottage


Two bedroom cottage, all on ground floor. Both bedrooms have a king and single bed, one room has a wet room shower ensuite and the second has a bathroom. Bed linen and towels provided. Spacious kitchen/living/dining area with fully equipped kitchen with cooking utensils and crockery. The cottage is oil central heatedand has an additional log burning stove with starter pack provided, additional logs can be purchased on site. Patio doors opening into garden with barbeque area.

Meadows Camping Field

Nestled close to the beautiful market village of Gortin, at the foot of the Sperrin mountains. The Meadows is a wonderful hideaway campsite.

Meadows Camping Facebook Page

Johnny Brady – New Years Eve at Lola’s

New Years Eve In Lola’s
Dance the night away to Johnny Brady
Doors open 21.15

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