Rural Area in Omagh
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Omagh in Northern Ireland is one of the country’s most beautiful and historical cities. There are many events and activities available in this city for visiting tourists to enjoy. Some of these yearly activities include Folk in the Park (September) and Midsummer Carnival (June).

The Ulster American Folk Park is a historical site and museum that gives the tourists a view of how Omagh was like in the past. The culture and preferences of the native settlers are well documented through artifacts and gathered materials.

Omagh is situated where the two rivers Drumragh and Camowen meet. This junction formed Strule, an important structure in the county. It is one of the oldest towns in Ireland, dating back to its origins in 792 AD.

Tourist attractions include the Ulster American Folk Park, an inclusive cottage for heritage purposes. The structure of the park is made for tourists, with the open-air museum. The museum tells the story of the journey of the Irish explorers to America, containing large renderings of Easter, Christmas and Halloween events. A Bluegrass Festival is also held everyday. Another park, the Gortin Glens Forest Park, is located north of Omagh. This park includes deer enclosures as the main attraction and waterfalls and natural lakes for a stress-free stroll. In 2007, a new attraction opened in the town of Omagh. This is Strule Arts Centre, which revitalized the concept of urban renewal in the form of creating modern civic buildings in a disused public space. For those interested, this can be seen between the river Strule and the High Street. The Omagh Leisure Complex can cater to their craving for physical activities with the presence of a leisure centre, boating pond and cycle paths. It is the perfect spot to bond with the family.

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