Around 25,000 people live in Omagh town and the town is now, with the exception of Derry/Londonderry, the second largest town in the west of Northern Ireland . It is the County town of Tyrone, having taken the title from Dungannon around 1768.
Located where the Camowen and Drumragh rivers come together to form the Strule, the town is said to owe its origins to an abbey founded in 792 AD. Following a long, and sometimes turbulent history, Omagh is now a recognised place of importance and influence as a major administrative and service centre for the region.
The town and district of Omagh has been moulded over the centuries by its rich culture and heritage. The rural landscape is replete with historic monuments extending back over 9000 years and the County town of Omagh itself enjoys a superb townscape with gothic-styled spires that overlook the confluence of the Drumragh and Camowen Rivers to form the River Strule.
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