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Londonderry, Northern Ireland

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Locality

Derry, officially Londonderry is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the fifth-largest city on the island of Ireland. The name Derry is an anglicisation of the Old Irish name Doire meaning 'oak grove'. The old walled city lies on the west bank of the River Foyle, which is spanned by two road bridges and one footbridge. 

The population of the Derry Urban Area at the 2011 census was 107,877. The district administered by Derry City and Strabane District Council contains both Londonderry Port and City of Derry Airport. Derry is close to the border with County Donegal, with which it has had a close link for many centuries. The person traditionally seen as the founder of the original Derry is Saint Colmcille, a holy man from Tír Chonaill, the old name for almost all of modern County Donegal, of which the west bank of the Foyle was a part before 1610. Derry~Londonderry made history in being chosen as the first ever UK City of Culture. In 2013 the city played host to a year-long celebration of culture in the city, attracting visitors from across the world.

Derry is the only remaining completely intact walled city in Ireland, and one of the finest examples of a walled city in Europe. The walls constitute the largest monument in State care in Northern Ireland and, as part of the last walled city to be built in Europe, stand as the most complete and spectacular.

Omagh

Omagh is the county town of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is situated where the rivers Drumragh and Camowen meet to form the Strule. Northern Ireland's capital city Belfast is 68 miles (109.5 km) to the east of Omagh, and Derry is 34 miles (55 km) to the north. The town had a population of 19,659 at the 2011 Census, and the former district council, which was the largest in County Tyrone, had a population of 51,356. Omagh contains the headquarters of the Western Education and Library Board, and also houses offices for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development at Sperrin House, the Department for Regional Development and the Northern Ireland Roads Service at the Tyrone County Hall and the Northern Ireland Land & Property Services at Boaz House.

The Ulster American Folk Park near Omagh includes the cottage where Thomas Mellon was born in 1813, before emigrating to Pennsylvania, in the United States when he was five. His son Andrew W. Mellon became secretary of the US Treasury. The park is an open-air museum that explores the journey made by the Irish (specifically those from Ulster) to America during the 1800s. The park is used to host events during Easter, Christmas, Fourth of July and Halloween. It also hosts a major Bluegrass festival every year. Over 127,000 people visited the park in 2003. The Gortin Glens Forest Park, 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north of Omagh is a large forest with a deer enclosure and several waterfalls and lakes. 

Enniskillen

Enniskillen is the largest town in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It is in the middle of the county, between the Upper and Lower sections of Lough Erne. It had a population of 13,823 at the 2011 Census. Enniskillen Castle was built in the 15th century as a stronghold of the Maguires, before coming under English control in the early 17th century. The castle and town were expanded during the Plantation of Ulster. It was the seat of local government for the former Fermanagh District Council, and is the county town of Fermanagh.

The town is situated on the banks of Lough Erne, the waterways are extensively used by cabin cruisers, other small pleasure craft and anglers. The town hosts a range of attractions including the Castle Coole Estate and Enniskillen Castle, which is home to the museum of The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers and the 5th Royal Inniskilling Dragoon Guards. Fermanagh is also home to The Boatyard Distillery, a distillery producing gin.

Voted the happiest place to live in the UK in 2015, the area of Fermanagh and Omagh in Northern Ireland is a great place to live, work and play. And with Enniskillen topping the Traveller Review awards again in 2022, as the most welcoming place for visitors in the UK, this area has so much to offer. The Fermanagh Lakelands and the Sperrin Mountains sit within the geographical remit of the Western Trust, with breath-taking landscapes and truly awesome attractions. With the wondrous ‘Stairway to Heaven’ at Cuilcaigh, the magnificent Marble Arch Caves, and a range of National Trust properties, theatres, museums and outdoor activity centres, there is something for everyone