Issue 162

Former Tyrone chairman and current Ulster GAA Treasurer Ciaran McLaughlin presents the Ulster Poc Fada medal to Dominic McEnhill Grandson of Omagh man also called Dominic.

Former Tyrone chairman and current Ulster GAA Treasurer Ciaran McLaughlin presents the Ulster Poc Fada medal to Dominic McEnhill Grandson of Omagh man also called Dominic.

‘Shop local’ is the message….
This week saw the launch of an initiative on Facebook which urged people to ‘shop local’ in a bid to help struggling small businesses and secure jobs in the area.
The page was launched by local man Gerry McCusker in a bid to promote the wealth of local family businesses in the town and the vital role they play in the local economy.
Gerry’s ‘Shop Local Omagh’ page is well worth a visit to see for yourself the range and variety of goods and services that are available on our own doorstep.
Approaching the first anniversary of the untimely death of community worker Eamon McClean, Claire speaks to his wife, Roisin Gilheany, on how the community coming together has helped the family cope with their loss.
We also hear how a historical photographic exhibition in The Patrician in Carrickmore has thrown up some amazing pictures of events over the years.
From the same area, a group of Termon cyclists have returned after a week taking on the challenges of the Mallorcan hills during a trip which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.
We also hear from the Strule River String Band who have notched up their 100th performance which have raised over £2,000 for local charities.
Meanwhile Omagh and District Canine Club have held their Open Show in the Ecclesville Centre and we hear how McClintock Primary School in Seskinore is the heartbeat of the village.
On the photographic front, Pat has had a busy few days as he hopped around Omagh town centre last Saturday as the Easter bunnies brought a festive atmosphere to town.
On Sunday, he was in Carrickmore where Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams was on hand to deliver the oration at the Easter commemorations ceremony.
There’s also photos in this edition from Drumlish PS performance of Mowgli’s Tale at the Strule Arts Centre and the Fashion Show organised by Tiny Life in Omagh Golf Club.
The camera was also clicking at the Turfcutters Ball at Lislimnaghan Hall and at Gortaclare Pipe Band’s annual supper dance.
Finally we bring you full picturial coverage of the Beragh and Gortin runs/walk events which brought hundreds of competitors onto the highways and byways of Tyrone.

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