What’s On


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

Traditional Irish Sessons

Wednesday 15 August 2018

Calling all ‘Trad-tastic’ musicians- Bring you fiddle and embrace the fun every Wednesday night at the Mellon Country Inn Hotel. Visit our website for more details

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North West Brew Fest

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Silverbirch Hotel, Omagh are brewing up a storm in Lola’s at Silverbirch Hotel with the return of North West Brew Fest, Craft Drinks Festival on Saturday 22nd September. This exciting event is all about great drink and will showcase local Craft Gin, Vodka, Rum, Whiskey, Beer, Cider produced the North West...

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Summer Cabaret at The Mellon Country Inn

Thursday 23 August 2018

Red Carpet Arrival and Champagne Reception; 4 Course Meal and Cabaret for just £35pp! Dine, Dance and Stay for £79pps With Dominic Kirwan, Barry Kirwan & Band, Louise Morrissey, Simon Peters, Chrissy Mac, The Shevlin Twins, and comedian Gene Fitzpatrick.    

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27th Bluegrass Music Festival at the Ulster American Folk Park

Friday 31 August 2018

This will be the 27th Bluegrass Music Festival at the Ulster American Folk Park Headline Act: Darin and Brooke Aldridge  Husband and wife duo Darin & Brooke Aldridge and their stellar band that draw on the traditions of their native North Carolina. The duo has placed several tracks at the top of...

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Autumn Pastels

Saturday 1 September 2018

Capture the seasonal landscape with pastels. Suitable for all levels of experience. All materials included plus tasty lunch. Sat 1st Sept,  

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XVIII Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships 2018 Northern Ireland

Sunday 2 September 2018

The Trout Anglers Federation of Ireland (TAFI) proudly welcomes those Commonwealth Countries sending their Fly Fishing Teams to compete in the 2018 competition being held in Northern Ireland. We are delighted to be hosting this competition for the first time and we will endeavour to make sure that all competitors...

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Ceramic Owl Creation

Wednesday 5 September 2018

Participants can design their own owl. Sessions will include design, building, adding details, painting, glazing and finishing.  

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Eco Printing Weekend

Friday 14 September 2018

Join us for an Autumnal craft retreat. The weekend combines, natural dyeing, eco printing, wild foraging, food, music, and local tours. Cost includes all weekend activities, food & accommodation  

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Culture Night Omagh 2018

Friday 21 September 2018

This year, Culture Night will focus on celebrating culture through local communities. We want to hear from community, arts, sports, cultural, heritage and other groups across the district who are keen to take part in this year’s Culture Night by organising a local event.  This event will celebrate your townland, village, town or...

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Get out to Gortin

Saturday 29 September 2018

Outdoor event,  canoeing, outdoor pursuits and much more in the scenic Gortin Glens Forest Park and Gortin Lakes. All events are free and there is no advance booking required. 12noon – 5pm

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Glass Painted Lanterns

Wednesday 3 October 2018

Design and take home your very own glass painted lantern perfect for those winter nights  

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The Omagh Literary Festival: Honouring Benedict Kiely

Saturday 20 October 2018

Omagh’s yearly festival, including lectures, readings and performance,celebrating the verbal arts, and the legacy of Benedict Kiely. This years festival takes place on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st October. Benedict Kiely, one of the most distinguished figures in twentieth century Irish literature, was born near Dromore, Co Tyrone in...

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Introduction to Plein Air

Saturday 20 October 2018

Discover the Sperrin’s landscapes using your favourite medium, all levels of experience welcome  

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