Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Omagh

Ulster American Folk Park

In the 18th and 19th centuries more than two million Ulster people left their homes to forge a new life across the Atlantic. Their story is told here at one of Ireland's best museums, which features a sprawling outd…
Visitor Centre in Sperrin Mountains

An Creagán

Meaning 'stony site' in Irish, An Creagán (20km east of Omagh) is a great starting point for exploring the ecology of the surrounding bogs and the archaeology of the region. Information on nearby prehistoric monumen…
Historic Building in East Tyrone

Wellbrook Beetling Mill

Beetling, the final stage of linen-making, involves pounding the cloth with wooden hammers, or beetles, to give it a smooth sheen. This 18th-century mill still has its original machinery and stages loud demonstratio…
Religious Site in East Tyrone

Ardboe High Cross

This 6th-century monastic site overlooking Lough Neagh is home to one of Ireland's best-preserved and most elaborately decorated Celtic stone crosses. The 10th-century Ardboe High Cross stands 5.5m tall, with 22 car…
Forest in Gortin

Gortin Glen Forest Park

Originally planted for timber production, this coniferous forest is now a 15-sq-km park. The main car park is the starting point for a series of walking trails and an 8km scenic forest drive. In the northern section…
Historic Site in East Tyrone

Grant Ancestral Homestead

Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822–85) led Union forces to victory in the American Civil War and later served as the 18th US president. His maternal grandfather, John Simpson, emigrated from County Tyrone to Pennsylvania i…
Memorial in Omagh

Memorial Obelisk

For a long time to come, Omagh will be remembered for the devastating 1998 car bomb that killed 29 people and injured 200. Planted by the breakaway Real IRA group, the bomb was the worst single atrocity in the 30-ye…
Religious Site in East Tyrone

Donaghmore High Cross

The village of Donaghmore, 5km northwest of Dungannon on the road to Pomeroy, is famed for its 10th-century Celtic high cross. It was cobbled together from two different crosses in the 18th century (note the obvious…
Archaeological Site in Sperrin Mountains

Beaghmore Stone Circles

What these neolithic stone circles lack in stature – the stones are all less than 1m tall – they make up for in complexity; the impressive complex has seven stone circles and rows, one filled with smaller stones, ni…