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'''Omagh''' is the county town of [[County Tyrone]], [[Ireland]].
 
'''Omagh''' is the county town of [[County Tyrone]], [[Ireland]].
==Understand==
 
 
Often deemed Northern Ireland's "third city", Omagh's history is as rich and diverse as its homogeneous lower-class residents. all 68,300 of them.Omagh is known throughout the world for its annual dogshows, famous playwrights, and first-rate roller-coaster factories, amongst other things.
 
 
 
==Get in==
 
==Get in==
  
Consistently voted Northern Ireland's seventeenth most popular hotspot, all public transportation in the province is geared towards Omagh and its surrounding suburbs. Thrice-hourly buses and trains from the inferior "cities" of Belfast and Derry will transport you comfortably to the town's pristine bus station, which glimmers in the sunlight like a jewel fit for the kings of olde. If unlucky enough to choose a non-direct mode of transport, other stops en route (such as Strabane, Dungannon, and soforth) should be avoided at all costs. The only phrase you'll need is: "A single to Omagh, please!"
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Hourly buses from Belfast and Derry can take you to Omagh, passing through other towns on their way. For example, the Derry bus stops in Strabane, Sion Mills and Newtownstewart, while the Belfast buses stop in Dungannon and Ballygawley.
  
 
==Get around==
 
==Get around==
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Most of Omagh can be explored on foot. There are no trains or trams, and buses connect most of the suburbs to the town centre, but there's nothing to do there. So yeah, walking around is your best bet.
  
 
==See==
 
==See==
 
Omagh prides itself on its consistent election of maverick candidates to local office. A result of this is the large number of bizarre landmarks and attractions that are scattered about the town; made as throwaway election promises, but delivered nonetheless. Take some time exploring the light rail network, and you can fit in the majority in a few short days.
 
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
No visit to Omagh or the surrounding areas would be complete without dabbling in the local tradition of streetdrinking. This is usually accompanied by copious amounts of Buckfast, a tonic wine produced in Devon, but insanely popular in Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as the Republic. Popular drinking hotspots include the Grange Park and the Riverbank. Go ahead - give it a try!
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No visit to Omagh or the surrounding areas would be complete without dabbling in the local tradition of streetdrinking. This is usually accompanied by copious amounts of Buckfast, a tonic wine produced in Devon, but insanely popular in Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as the Republic. Popular drinking places include the Grange Park and the Riverbank. Give it a try!
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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Luigi's in Campsie has good, cheap food, and a colourful proprieter. Zio's on Main Street (called that even though you wouldn't think it was a street at all) is also cheap, and reasonably tasty.
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Check out the Kamal Mahal, also in Campsie, between twelve and two in the afternoon. All you can eat lunches for a fiver, with awesome food.
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In Newtownstewart just outside Omagh there is a great local restaurant called Mambojax, it concentrates on local suppliers and has an amazing menu, its a real taste of Northern Ireland.
  
 
==Drink==
 
==Drink==
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Lots, because there isn't much to do otherwise. Omagh is a pretty expensive town to drink in. It's much cheaper to get a 'carryout' ( a local word meaning alcohol puchased in a shop), as bars in the town rarely have drinks promotions.
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If you decide to venture out, The Embankment and the newly-opened Rue are in fierce competition for the title of "the place to be seen", Other pubs such as Sally O'Brien's or Top of the Town offer the useual guiness and craic that you would expect from a bar in Northern Ireland.
  
 
==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==

Revision as of 06:20, 7 April 2009

Omagh is the county town of County Tyrone, Ireland.

Contents

Get in

Hourly buses from Belfast and Derry can take you to Omagh, passing through other towns on their way. For example, the Derry bus stops in Strabane, Sion Mills and Newtownstewart, while the Belfast buses stop in Dungannon and Ballygawley.

Get around

Most of Omagh can be explored on foot. There are no trains or trams, and buses connect most of the suburbs to the town centre, but there's nothing to do there. So yeah, walking around is your best bet.

See

Do

No visit to Omagh or the surrounding areas would be complete without dabbling in the local tradition of streetdrinking. This is usually accompanied by copious amounts of Buckfast, a tonic wine produced in Devon, but insanely popular in Scotland and Northern Ireland, as well as the Republic. Popular drinking places include the Grange Park and the Riverbank. Give it a try!

Buy

Eat

Luigi's in Campsie has good, cheap food, and a colourful proprieter. Zio's on Main Street (called that even though you wouldn't think it was a street at all) is also cheap, and reasonably tasty.

Check out the Kamal Mahal, also in Campsie, between twelve and two in the afternoon. All you can eat lunches for a fiver, with awesome food.

In Newtownstewart just outside Omagh there is a great local restaurant called Mambojax, it concentrates on local suppliers and has an amazing menu, its a real taste of Northern Ireland.

Drink

Lots, because there isn't much to do otherwise. Omagh is a pretty expensive town to drink in. It's much cheaper to get a 'carryout' ( a local word meaning alcohol puchased in a shop), as bars in the town rarely have drinks promotions.

If you decide to venture out, The Embankment and the newly-opened Rue are in fierce competition for the title of "the place to be seen", Other pubs such as Sally O'Brien's or Top of the Town offer the useual guiness and craic that you would expect from a bar in Northern Ireland.

Sleep

Get out

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