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No space for Omagh’s Christmas nativity scene

A SCHEME to revitalise the Bridge Street area of Omagh has left the town’s traditional nativity scene with no place to call home this Christmas.

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council is seeking a new location for the nativity which had previously been placed close to the entrance of the Strule Arts Centre.

A council spokesperson said that, following the completion of a £207,000 project to spruce up the Bridge

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Street area with shop front improvements, power washing and painting, there is now no space for the nativity scene.

“It was formerly located near the Danske Bank Building in Market Street, but had been vandalised and an alternative location was sought,” they said.

“It was relocated to a site in Bridge Street in the grounds of the Strule Arts Centre where it had been situated for the last number of years.

“Following the recent completion of the Omagh Revitalisation Scheme in the Bridge Street area, that secure location was no longer available and consequently a new site was required.”

The council is currently seeking a new secure location for the nativity scene which they hope will be easily accessible for members of the public.

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