The Ulster Herald mainly circulates in the County town of Omagh and surrounding towns and villages. The population of Omagh town and suburbs is approximately 24,000 people and with just under 11,000 households the Ulster Herald has close to 60% penetration.

The remaining towns where the Ulster Herald has high penetration include: Ballygawley, Beragh, Carrickmore, Castlederg, Dromore, Drumquin, Fintona, Gortin, Greencastle, Killycogher, Loughmacrory, Mountfield, Newtownstewart, Plumbridge, Omagh, Seskinore, Sixmilecross, and Trillick.

Publication Established Weekly Circulation
Ulster Herald 1901 12,311
Tyrone Herald 2005 6,531

Since 1901 the Ulster Herald has been a must buy and in 2005 the Company decided the demand was there for a new bright and colourful Monday publication, first with all the weekend news and sport in the County.

Today, the Tyrone Herald circulation area is similar to that of the Ulster Herald but is gaining new readers in the East of the County due to the local GAA coverage every Monday.

Over the years the Ulster Herald has increased circulation and readership by constantly improving the look and content of the paper with the introduction of colour, new compact format and much more local coverage.

The Ulster Herald continues to be the largest selling newspaper in West Tyrone and combined with the Tyrone Herald and the Strabane Chronicle, the Ulster Herald Group has the largest circulation in Tyrone.

Tell us what you think

As a community newspaper, the Ulster Herald would like to hear from our readers about what is happening in your area. If you have a story you think we should cover, please do not hesitate to contact our newsroom at any time. There are many ways for you to get in touch with us to have your say.

    • If you have a story or would like to submit a letter for our Letters Page send your details to: Letters to the Editor, Ulster Herald, 10-14 John Street, Omagh, BT781DW of email to: editor@ulsterherald.com
    • If you have more information about the story you are reading, contact the journalist named in the story or send your information to editor@ulsterherald.com stating the name of the story you are interesting in.
    • Message us on Facebook or Twitter

Corrections Policy

If you believe a story we have published is inaccurate, please contact the editorial team. You can:

Once verified, we will correct the story as soon as possible. Where appropriate, the fact a correction has been made will be noted on the story and/or on the corrections and clarifications page.

The Ulster Herald is committed to working within and adhering strictly to the Editors Code of Practice.

However, if any person feels we have breached the code in any way and wishes to make a complaint, please submit your complaint, in writing to the editor (letters@ulsterherald.com) in accordance with the following steps.

  1. All complaints must include the name and date of the publication, with reference to the specific article in question.
  2. If the article has appeared on our website please include the URL of the article if possible, and/or link to any image or video.
  3. A detailed description of the complaint, with reference to specific words, phrases, images, instances, dates and records that are relevant, and which clauses of the Editors Code of Practice you believe the publication has breached.

Who can complain?

  1. Complaints must be made on behalf of a named individual only. This includes complaints where businesses and organisations are involved.
  2. In submitting a complaint, you must provide your full name, address, phone number and email.

What can I complain about?

  1. You can complain about any article, in print or online, including words, images and audio/video content.
  2. You can also complain about the conduct of an individual journalist or employee of the publication in question, with reference to specific (if any) clauses of the Editors Code which are in breach.

Time Limit

  1. Complaints must be contemporaneous and must be made within four months of publication.
  2. The publication will endeavour to respond to the complainant within 21 working days.

Complaints process

  1. The editor will confirm receipt of the complaint within three working days by contacting the complainant via email.
  2. All complaints will be dealt with by the editor of the publication that published the article, and/or the employer of the named individual.
  3. The editor will investigate the complaint to the best of his/her ability, in respect of the Editors Code of Practice, and respond accordingly.
  4. If we uphold your complaint, we will inform you of the remedial actions taken or to be taken.
  5. If the complainant is not satisfied with the suggested resolution, the are free to seek the advice of a media lawyer.


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