Omagh, which got its name from the Irish language - an Omaigh, which means "the virgin plain", is a county town that is located in the Tyrone county in the northern part of Ireland. Omagh is located near the Drumragh river and the Camowen river, and is the largest town in the entire county. Omagh has a population of about 23,000 people and is the place in which the headquarters of the Omagh District Council is located, as well as the headquarters of the Western Education and Liberty Board.
While visiting Omagh you need to know which type of climate you can expect when visiting the town, so you will be ready for any type of weather. It will also help you plan your vacation accordingly. Omagh has a temperate oceanic climate, which has a higher range of temperatures compared to other parts in Ireland, which means that winters in Omagh are cool or mild, and the summers are usually mild or warm as well, but there are unpredictable occurrences during the year, and snow is common during the winter.
While in Omagh you might want to visit the local points of interest, which include the Ulster American Folk Park, which is located near the town, and is near where Thomas Mellon was born, back in the year 1813. The Ulster American Folk Park is an open air museum that is located in Castletown, outside of Omagh, and is dedicated to the link between Ulster and America, such as the local lifestyle in the 18th and 19th Centuries.
Another point of interest includes the Gortin Glens Forest Park, which is just 16 kilometers or 10 miles away from the northern part of Omagh. The Gortin Glens Forest Park is a large forest that has various attractions in it, such as a deer enclosure and various areas in which people can rest and enjoy the local beauty - such as waterfalls, lakes, and much more.
Other points of interest you might be interested in visiting while in Omagh include the Strule Arts Centre, which opened back in 2007 as part of the urban renewal taking place in the town center. The arts center is located at a once disused location near the Strule river and High Street.
Omagh also has various playgrounds for children all over the town, which offer green open areas and various rides and things young kids will enjoy. The parks are suitable for entire families as well, and serve as a green spot around the town of Omagh, where locals and tourists can relax in after a long day.
If you prefer to enjoy the local shopping opportunities, you can visit the main retail center in Omagh, which serves Omagh and nearby towns as well, due to it being located in a central location.
The retail area in Omagh was expanded and about 200,000 square feet of area (or 60,960 square meters) were added to the existing shopping area.
There are also various supermarkets in the area, as well as fast food outlets.