Omagh is dominated by its classical-styled courthouse, from behind rise the gothic-styled spires of the local churches. The town is uniquely situated where both the Drumragh and Camowen Rivers meet to form the River Strule, which later forms the Mourne that enters the Foyle estuary at Derry City.
A visit to the town will reveal a range of independent and specialist shops as well as a varied selection of coffee shops, restaurants, pubs, galleries and places to relax. Safe, secure parking in convenient car parks around the town centre ensures a pleasurable visit for all.Centrally located overlooking the Strule River is the contemporary Strule Arts Centre, a must see for all culturally curious.
In the surrounding uplands to the north lie the Sperrins Mountains, rugged countryside encompassing a blend of peaks, moors, valleys, lakes and rivers translating into an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” The Sperrin Mountains, which surround Omagh town centre, are unaffected by time which can be explored, on foot, bike or car through various scenic trails signposted across the region. For outdoor enthusiasts the Omagh and Sperrins region has much to offer, with several outdoor activities available to suit all abilities. Excellent walking and cycling routes provide fantastic opportunities to explore the surrounding rolling hills. This region offers unspoilt natural beauty, providing the perfect backdrop for those who enjoy the great outdoors, whether casual walker or overnight hiker.
Annually, the Omagh and Sperrins region plays host to a range of events and festivals to celebrate the diversity of cultures and traditions that are so unique to this part of Ireland.
As chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, I am delighted to welcome you to the Visit Omagh and the Sperrins Region website. Omagh has evolved into a retail hub of the North West, where major High Street names complement the long established boutique and specialist family run businesses which are unique to Omagh and have been the cornerstone in the local economy. In the surrounding uplands to the north lie the Sperrins Mountains, rugged countryside encompassing a blend of peaks, moors, valleys, lakes and rivers translating into an “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty”. For outdoor enthusiasts the Omagh and Sperrins region has much to offer and so much to see and do within this region.
We hope you find this website both useful and helpful during your visit or in advance of your planned visit to Omagh. We are confident that you will receive a warm welcome to our beautiful town.
Stephen McCann, Chairperson of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council