Omagh’s iconic buildings to open their doors for Culture Night 2015

Culture Night 2015 takes place on Friday 18 September 2015

Published: 28th August 2015

A number of Omagh’s most iconic buildings are to open their doors to members of the public for free on 18 September 2015 for this year’s Culture Night.

Culture Night is an all-Ireland celebration of culture, creativity and the arts. The annual event is returning to the Omagh area for a third year this September with the theme, ‘Revolves Around You.’

This year’s Culture Night programme in the Omagh area includes music, crafts, children’s events, dance and a walking tour. There will also be a number of open house events where some of Omagh’s most well-known buildings will open their doors at various times between 5 pm and 11 pm on September 18 to give people a unique opportunity to discover what lies beyond their exterior walls.

Open house events will take place at five of Omagh’s Christian churches; St. Columbas, The Sacred Heart, First Omagh Presbyterian, Omagh Methodist and Trinity. Visitors are encouraged to make their way the churches to view the architecture and craftsmanship and to compare the similarities and differences between local places of worship. An information leaflet, providing a brief overview of each church, will be available at each church and clergy from Omagh Churches’ Forum will also be on hand to answer any questions.

The Royal British Legion Centre on Omagh’s Market Street will have a display of World War I medals and memorabilia and will provide information on the branch’s work in the area. The Garvaghey Centre, located on the Radergan Road, just outside Omagh, will also be open so people can learn more about its activity facilitating Gaelic codes and cultural heritage activities.

Free tours of the period antique filled rooms and formal gardens of the Georgian listed building, Mullaghmore House, will also take place, while local historian, Vincent Brogan, will take people on a journey of discovery with an historic walking tour of Omagh.

Approximately 350,000 people took part in last year’s Culture Night across Ireland. All events are free and take place at various times between 5 pm and 11 pm.

For the full programme of Culture Night 2015 activities in the Omagh area please download from the related files section of this webpage. Alternatively telephone Pauline Clarke, Arts and Culture Officer, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, on 0300 303 1777 or email pauline.clarke@fermanaghomagh.com.

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Culture Night 2015 programme
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