The town of Omagh derives its name from the Irish "Oigh Maigh" meaning "The virgin plain" and sometimes referred to as "seat of the chiefs". Later it became known as "Omey" and is still occasionally called this. Today Omagh is the largest centre of population in Tyrone and it is the county town. The town has expanded on both sides of the River Strule and is well located in the heart of Northern Ireland, acting as a gateway to the north west. Places of major interest within Omagh include the Courthouse, the twin unequal spires of the Sacred Heart Church and of course the Ulster American Folk Park, Ulster History Park and Gortin Glen Forest Park are located within a few kilometres of the town, making it an ideal base for touring the area.

 Activities in Omagh

Coarse Angling
River Strule

Cycling Routes Not Guided
The Dun Ruadh Loop
The Lough Fingrean Route
The Sulin Trail Route
The Cashel Rock Route

Game Fishing
Strule River Game Fishing
Drumragh River
Camowen River
Victor Refausse

Go Karting
Ballynahatty Fast Track Karting Club

Golf Courses
Omagh Golf Club

Pottery And Craft Centres
Tivockmoy Ceramics

Sea Fishing
C A Anderson And Company Tackle And Bait

Swimming Pools And Waterparks
Omagh Leisure Complex

Walking Routes Not Guided
The Sultin Trail
The Aghascrebagh Trail
The Cashel Trail
The Creggandevesky Trail
The Creggan School Walk
Creggan Wood Walk
Crockmacann Walk

Walking Tours Guided
West Tyrone Ramblers


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