Omagh set for economic boost as Dubs come to town

FINAL preparations are underway at Healy Park in Omagh as the town prepares for another major economic boost on the weekend of the forthcoming All-Ireland Super Eight clash between Tyrone and Dublin. The reigning Sam Maguire champions meet the Red Hands at Healy Park on Sunday week, August 4, in the high profile sell-out clash. […]

Join Kelly on her ‘soulful’ adventures

THE serenity, charm and freedom of the local mountains saved Kelly Baxter’s life. For years, the Gortin woman struggled with her mental health: She didn’t know who she was or what she enjoyed, her friends began falling by the wayside and she felt so incredibly lost. But then, amidst all the bleakness of everyday living, […]

Tears of joy for Pippa as she secures nursery place

CRIES of frustration have turned to tears of joy for one Castlederg couple after learning their three-year-old daughter had secured a place in the local nursery school. Last month, Norman Boggs, who lives on Lurganbuoy Road, called for a change in admission rules after his child, Pippa, was turned down for a place in the […]

Tyrone Tory backs Boris

NEW British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, would give his backing to controversial plans to mine for gold in the Sperrins, a local member of the Conservative Party has claimed. The MP for Uxbridge and South Ruislip this week become the latest occupant of 10 Downing Street after defeating Jeremy Hunt, his rival for the leadership […]

Fun day to remember the life of St Enda’s stalwart

A CHARITY family fun day will be held in Healy Park tomorrow to remember the life of Omagh St Enda’s ‘legend’ Barry Eccles. The event is to coincide with the first anniversary of the talented former Omagh and Tyrone GAA player’s death after he suffered a serious brain haemorrhage at his home in Cookstown. Proceeds […]

Ratepayers to be consulted over ‘dog exclusion zones’

LOCAL ratepayers are to be consulted over proposals to ban dogs from some council-owned facilities across the district. At this month’s meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s environmental services committee, elected representatives were informed about a number of planned measures aimed at encouraging more responsible dog ownership and preventing dog fouling in public places. […]

Scottish superfan can’t wait for Dominic Kirwan weekend

DOMINIC Kirwan superfans are packing their bags and getting ready to travel from afar to Omagh for his three-day music fiesta this weekend. Alison MacKenzie from Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland is arriving in Omagh today with almost 50 other Dominic Kirwan fans. And they have a jam-packed itinerary planned to help Dominic celebrate […]