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Events

There are a huge range of events to choose from in Omagh & the Sperrins Region to suit every interest; with Live Country Music in the Silverbirch Hotel and the Mellon Country Inn to walking festivals in the gorgeous Gortin Glens! See below for an array of events happening NOW!

The Ulster American Folk Parks Easter, Christmas, Fourth of July and Halloween as well as a three-day annual Appalachian & Bluegrass Music Festival are very popular events to keep in mind. Featuring some of the biggest names in bluegrass from Ireland, the USA and Canada, it’s the largest bluegrass festival outside of North America.

Other annual events in Omagh & The Sperrins Region include the Omagh Literary Festival, honouring Benedict Kiely, Omagh Show, St. Patricks Day Parade, Grange Fest, Summer Carnival, Halloween and Christmas events.

Strule Arts Centre is a state-of-the-art multi-purpose venue for theatre, music, dance and the visual arts; their extensive and dynamic events calendar year-round, and programmes first-class touring theatre, music, comedy, dance and children’s shows.

Upcoming Events


Trevor Smith & Friends In Low Places at the Strule Arts Centre

Friday 23 February 2018

Trevor Smith & Friends In Low Places – Europes No 1 Garth Brooks Show The Garth Brooks Story featuring Trevor Smith & his ‘Friends In Low Places’ band have been touring Ireland and parts of Europe for over 5 years now. This incredibly successful show pays tribute to the...

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Gerry Guthrie at the Silverbirch Hotel

Friday 23 February 2018

Join us on Friday 23 February for live entertainment by the fantastic Gerry Gutherie at Lola’s.Why not make a night of it and enjoy our Jive & Dine offer, £35 per person for a 4 Course Dinner and tickets to the show

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West Fest Rock Festival at the Silverbirch

Saturday 24 February 2018

Join us on Saturday 24th Feb as West Fest’ Rock Festival returns to Lola’s with a gigantic 6 band line up including; – Part Time Pilots – Kick The Bucket Blues Band – Punk ‘n’ Disorderly – Hard Rock Collective – IN BLOOM (Nirvana Tribute) – Made of Stone...

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Care for Cancer 30th Anniversary Dinner Dance

Saturday 3 March 2018

Care for Cancer are celebrating 30 years since it was founded in Omagh and they would like to warmly invite everyone who has been part of the charity over the years to join them at their 30th Anniversary Dinner Dance in the Silverbirch Hotel on 3rd March 2018. Tickets £30 available...

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Forbidden Nights at Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh

Tuesday 6 March 2018

SD Entertainment presents- Forbidden Nights as seen on Britain’s Got Talent – LIVE at Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh **FULL PRODUCTION** TUES 06 MARCH 2017 DRUMRAGH SUITE – DOORS: 7.15PM Tickets available from www.ticketmaster.ie & all usual outlets including Music Master, Omagh & Hotel Reception on 028 82 242 520

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Health & Well-Being Evening

Wednesday 7 March 2018

Care for Cancer are holding a Health & Well-Being Evening in the Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh on Wednesday 7th March 2018 from 5.30pm – 8.30pm. This FREE event includes: – GP’s & Counsellors – Cancer Specialists – Mental Health Supporters – Reflexologists – Complimentary Therapists – Healthy Eating Advisor –...

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Mother’s Day Weekend 4 Course Afternoon Tea at the Silverbirch Hotel

Saturday 10 March 2018

Treat your mum to a relaxing afternoon and enjoy our delicious four course Afternoon Tea Menu with live entertainment by Monte Thompson. Begin with an amuse bouche followed by a selection of finger sandwiches, sumptuous cakes and scones served with fresh cream and local jam served with a selection...

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4 Course Mother’s Day Lunch at the Silverbirch Hotel

Sunday 11 March 2018

Our chefs have created a delicious 4 course Mother’s Day Lunch menu featuring the best of local produce. Lunch includes live entertainment by Monte Thompson ensuring you treat your Mum to a relaxing afternoon out! Includes a Treat Pack for Mum – highlights include 15% Off Benefit Cosmetics Voucher...

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First Anniversary Weekend 16th – 19th March 2018 at the Mellon Country Inn

Friday 16 March 2018

Friday 16th March: First Anniversary Free Party with the Lee Matthews Band as a thank you to all our patrons past & present! Admission is free to all. Doors open 9pm / on stage at 11pm. Saturday 17th March: Dance the night away to The Whistling Donkeys. Admission £10....

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Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations – The Emigrants Farewell at the Ulster American Folk

Saturday 17 March 2018

Countless thousands of people left Ireland in the 1700s and 1800s. For many, the hours before departure became known as the American or Living Wake. Re-live this dramatic re-enactment complete with music, song and dance as the family gather to bid a sad farewell to the departing emigrant. Normal...

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Ruby Anniversary – St. Patrick’s Day 70’s Disco at the Silverbirch Hotel

Saturday 17 March 2018

2018 marks a milestone year for Silverbirch Hotel, as the Duncan family celebrate 40 years as proprietors, purchasing the hotel back in 1978! As part of our Ruby Anniversary Celebrations we are hosting a St. Patrick’s Day 70’s Disco; dance the night away to the greatest hits of the...

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St Patrick’s Day Omagh

Saturday 17 March 2018

Plans are well underway for St Patrick’s Day, Omagh 2018.  You are all welcome to join in and ‘Celebrate Together’ during a variety of entertainment including the carnival parade on Saturday 17 March 2018. With the use of the OASIS Plaza, Omagh town centre and Omagh Community House as well...

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St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebrations with the Rockits at the Silverbirch Hotel

Sunday 18 March 2018

Join us in Lola’s on the 18th March as our St. Patrick’s Day Celebration continue into Sunday with live entertainment by the fantastic The Rockits. Time: Doors open from 9.15pm (DJ 9.15-11pm) The Rockits on stage 11pm (11pm -1am) Join us in Lola’s on the 18th March as our...

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Gortin Glen Scenic Drive Walk

Sunday 18 March 2018

The Walk starts from the Glens Cottage beside the History Park on the Glen Park Road in the Gortin Glens Forest Park, on 18th March at 2pm and will finish back at the Glens Cottage for Refreshments and Music, Walk is to Promote Organ Donation, Sign on from 1-30pm...

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Max T Barnes at the Mellon Country Inn

Friday 23 March 2018

Join Nashville Country Music Legend Max T Barnes with an American Band live in the Mellon Country Inn. Plus special guest Kerry Fearon – this is a night not to be missed! Call Reception to book 028 8166 1224 or purchase them on the night at the door. Check...

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Black & White Photography by Sperrins Photography at An Creagán

Saturday 24 March 2018

Bringing his vast knowledge and experience to bear, John O’Neill explores the creative as well as the technical processes involved in black and white photography. The Art of Black and White Photography is a workshop, designed to teach you how to create powerful black and white images.   24th...

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Omagh and Sperrins Walking Festival – 24 & 25 March 2018

Saturday 24 March 2018

Saturday 24 March 2018 Registration at Gortin Activity Centre 08.30 Registration Opens Challenging Walk. £5 per person Walk Title: ‘The Heritage of Mullaghcarn’ Walk Details 14km or 6hrs; mostly open hillside with some tracks; suitable for walkers who comfortable with 5hrs+ walking on rough terrain Advisory: Participants must wear...

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Easter Celebrations at the Ulster American Folk Park

Sunday 1 April 2018

Stallholders, shopkeepers, travelling journeymen and entertainers will keep you amused for hours on end this Easter as you stroll down Ulster Street witnessing the sights, smells and sounds of a busy market day. Try your hand at traditional crafts, meet the Spring lambs and enjoy storytelling sessions. Taste seasonal...

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Creative Writing for kids at An Creagán

Thursday 5 April 2018

Ink Wing is an inspiring and creative service that embraces creative and quality literacy projects through exciting participant-centered ideas and hands-on projects. Ink Wing Academy was established in 2015 by a highly experienced teacher of 14yrs, Michelle Garvey. Let Ink Wing Academy be part of your child’s writing journey....

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Star Studded Concert of Country at the Silverbirch Hotel

Thursday 12 April 2018

Join us on the 12th April 2018 as Downtown Country presents a Star Studded Concert of Country live at Silverbirch Hotel! The fantastic line-up includes; Lisa McHugh, Johnny Brady, Jordan Mogey, Donna Taggart, Jim Devine, Marty Mone, Barry Kirwan Tickets £26pp available from Hotel Reception or Online; http://bit.ly/ConcertOfCountry Star...

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The Mellon Darts Open 2018

Friday 13 April 2018

Join the Mellon Country Inn on their 3 day weekend event with £3,000 overall prize money up for grabs. Open to everyone and All welcome! Entry Fee: Friday £20, Saturday £30 or 2 nights £45. Registration and Entry Fee to be paid by 30th March 2018. Friday Registration at...

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Textile Arts Workshop at An Creagán

Saturday 14 April 2018

Textile Artist Andrea Hayes will show participants a variety of contemporary textile techniques that she uses to create her on artwork. Individuals can create a similar variation to one of Andrea’s pieces or if they have a scene/image they would like to recreate they can bring do this also. ...

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Crafts in the Courtyard at An Creagán

Monday 7 May 2018

Inspired by the simple principle that people are fascinated when artists and craftsmen openly demonstrate their skills and discuss their work. Learn, buy and enjoy exhibitions, classes and performances by local artists. This is FREE to attend. Bank Holiday Monday 7th May Time: 12pm – 4pm

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Glass Blowing at An Creagán

Saturday 26 May 2018

During this hands-on glassmaking course you will learn all the basic skills of hot glass working in order to make your own piece with a professional glassblower and learn the magical way glass is sculpted. Our course is great if you are a complete beginner as no previous experience...

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