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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


An Creagán Easter Family Fun

Visit An Creagán this Easter and experience an outdoor treat! Enjoy Campfire, Digging, Climbing, Toasted Marshmallows, Pond Dipping & Wild Art Its FREE! 22nd, 23rd & 24th April 2019 – 11am – 2pm  

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Forest Birthday Parties at An Creagán

If the thought of 15 children running around a village hall sends you into a mild panic why not try something a bit different. With our Kids Outdoor Birthday Parties we aim to deliver a fun packed, stress free party for you and your child. Includes – Food for...

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A Step in Time – Exhibition at Ulster American Folk Park

A Step in Time includes almost 100 objects, ranging in date from a medieval brooch to a contemporary diamante embroidered costume for solo dance. Embroidered costumes, medals, and certificates will tell the story of the development of dance schools and the governing bodies for Irish Dance. The exhibition will...

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Easter Celebrations at the Ulster American Folk Park

Sunday 21 April 2019

Stallholders, shopkeepers, travelling journeymen and a host of characters 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 in late 19thcentury Ulster. Try your hand at traditional crafts, enjoy storytelling sessions,...

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Ulster Orchestra in Strule Arts Centre

Thursday 25 April 2019

On Your Doorstep’ is a very special opportunity to catch a full symphony orchestra in the intimate surroundings of your local arts theatre. It’s hard to truly capture the power and effect of live orchestral music until you attend a show in person, and this programme strives to bring...

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An Creagán Concepts in Kids Yoga & Mindfulness Meditation for Kids Workshop

Thursday 2 May 2019

Discover the Pretzel Play way for kids yoga in this fantastic workshop opportunity. Pretzel Play was established in October 2017 by Tara-Lea who wanted to bring kids yoga & mindful meditation to local kids in Co Tyrone and the surrounding counties. Tara-Lea is a mummy of two and an Occupational...

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Ulster American Folk Park Rare Breeds Show

Saturday 4 May 2019

Pull on your wellies as rare breeds of cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry come to the Folk Park for the May bank holiday weekend. The Rare Breeds Survival Trust Sperrins and Lakelands Support Group will be on hand to answer questions on a variety of interesting animals such as...

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An Creagán Hands Craft Festival

Friday 24 May 2019

Rediscover Ireland’s rich heritage & lost traditional skills Friday 24th – Monday 27th May 2019 From Friday 24th May through to Monday 27th May An Creagán will host a traditional crafts and lost skills Festival called ‘Hands’. Inspired by one of the greatest and well known Irish TV documentaries...

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Traditional Natural Cordage Workshop

Friday 24 May 2019

Simply put, cordage is thread, string or rope made from natural, foraged fibres. It’s a beautiful, slow craft reconnecting you with nature. You should leave the course with the knowledge of identifying, harvesting, processing and utilising such a range of natural materials it will put you in great stead...

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Straw Craft Workshop

Friday 24 May 2019

Learn the basics of straw craft with Straw Craft Ireland who are based at the shores of Lough Neagh in North Armagh; an area steeped in the history of traditional Irish crafts. They provide beautifully intricate items woven in straw in a traditional and uniquely Irish plaiting method as...

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Gin Festival Omagh at Strules Arts Centre

Saturday 25 May 2019

Join us for an afternoon and/or evening of all things GIN! Enjoy a selection of over 50 gins from all over the world, all served up to perfection by our gin experts & brand ambassadors. Learn all about the perfect garnishes, syrups and little touches to enhance the flavour...

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MIND FULL OR MINDFUL?

Sunday 9 June 2019

MIND FULL OR MINDFUL? Mindfulness is a simple, effective and enjoyable way of taking some essential time out from the normal, but sometimes demanding, life we tend to live these days. It allows us to have a break from stress or focus on the important parts of our day...

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Omagh Food Festival (3rd Annual)

Saturday 29 June 2019

Kick start your summer with the 3rd annual Omagh Food Festival! The schools are out and Omagh is your first port of call to celebrate. This festival celebrates our love of food and will feature local producers, suppliers and  street food vendors. Celebrity chef Paula McIntyre will host the...

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Ulster American Folk Park American Independence Celebrations

Thursday 4 July 2019

Celebrate all things American from the 18th, 19th & 20th centuries.  A festival for all the family with American Revolutionary Soldiers, Fur Trappers & Traders, live Bluegrass and American Folk music, traditional Punch and Judy Shows, American games and much more! Major event day pricing applies.      

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