Spectacular ‘dark-sky museum’ plan at Davagh, Cookstown

GLAMPING is at the heart of a £900,000 tourism plan to enhance the tourism potential of Davagh Forest outside Cookstown.   Already a popular venue for mountain bikers due to its spiralling forest trails, Mid Ulster District Council has submitted a planning application to establish a new observatory and glamping pods at the rural setting […]

Killyclogher teenager Amy Gordon laid to rest

PRAYERS and sympathy have been shared with the family of 18-year-old Killyclogher girl Amy Gordon who died suddenly on Good Friday.   Amy, daughter of Ceara Lyttle and Garry Gordon and sister of Melissa and Sarah, has been described as a “wonderful beautiful and multi talented girlie girl”.   The former Sacred Heart College pupil […]

Arlene invite from Omagh’s Irish language community

A WARM welcome awaits the DUP leader Arlene Foster from the growing local Irish language community in Omagh.   That was the response to Mrs Foster’s offer to reach out to the Irish language community from Michaeline Donnelly, who is a development officer for the language based at the Dún Uladh centre.   In recent […]

Tyrone woman remembers brother buried in unmarked grave

  HIS name was Paul Vincent O’Hanlon. He was born on August 27, 1971 and died on April 17, 1972. Buried in a unmarked grave, his short life is no longer forgotten.   On Monday past, Fionnuala McGoldrick from Galbally marked the 45th anniversary of her brother Paul’s death.   Paul was buried in a […]

VIDEO: Emerald City screens in Strule Arts Centre

The Strule Arts Centre in Omagh was the venue for a special screening of Tyrone native Colin Broderick’s feature film debut ‘Emerald City’. Shot in New York, the film explores the lives of a crew of Irish construction workers and their struggles with alcohol, loss and ultimately, a city that doesn’t need them any more. […]