Reconnecting with St Patrick


St Patrick’s country is an adventure into your true self… a chance to sink into the beauty of nature, reconnect with the spirituality that inspired one of the most famous people in the world, and meet new friends along the way. Take Saint Patrick’s Way and explore Patrick’s own transformation from a faithless teenager to […]


Geoscientists & The Green Economy


Mining’s critical role for a sustainable future Mining has a long history in Ireland dating back around nine thousand years to the Stone Age. As we stand on the cusp of a new Industrial Revolution driven by digital technology and the need to build a new green economy, it’s expected that mining will be just […]


‘The Sweet Spot’ just got even sweeter!


A modern ice-cream parlour featuring ice-cream of all swirling colours and flavours now takes pride of place at the front of ‘The Sweet Spot’ in Omagh, which is once again open for business. Established at Christmastime 2011, the family-owned shop – which is the very definition of ‘sugar and spice and everything nice’! – reopened […]


OIAS providing free, independent advice


Omagh Independent Advice Services is a local charity which has been serving the people of the Omagh district since June 1995. We provide a free, independent, generalist advice and representational service on social security benefits, debt/money advice, financial inclusion, employment law, housing, consumer rights and other welfare related issues. In the last 26 years, the […]


Would you like to begin sixth form at Omagh Academy?


WITH a proven track record at A Level, Omagh Academy is now welcoming enquiries from new students who are considering commencing study in Year 13. Beginning A-Level study is exciting, but it can also be daunting. However, within the supportive and friendly environment of the school, pupils are encouraged to aim high, and to have […]


Mining can help support a green economy


Green Growth As more and more countries declare a climate crisis and commit to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050, how can we help ensure that our economy and society grow in a way which is sustainable and safeguards the environment? At a global level, the UN has set 17 Sustainable Development goals ranging […]


Meet the Teacher: Holly Pollock of Drumragh Integrated


Tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is Mrs Holly Pollock. I am happily married with two beautiful children. I finished school in 2004 and went to Liverpool where I studied Psychology and Early Years. After I graduated, I started working in Drumragh as a Learning Support Assistant. Whilst working I was able […]


Reach your full potential at Omagh High School


OMAGH High School is currently hosting ‘Virtual Visits’ for prospective pupils and their parents to help make an important decision in the next stage of their educational path. We have prepared a comprehensive virtual experience on our website to guide you as you are preparing to make a very important decision, choosing your secondary school. […]


How does a mine work?


Perhaps the best way to understand Dalradian’s project is to compare it to a hi-tech, highly regulated, precision-led quarry – only one that is based underground with some processing on the surface. There are six stages to Dalradian’s approach. The sixth is ‘Rehabilitation’. Responsible mine closure is an opportunity for a positive legacy. Although mine […]


Local Business Profiles: Kelly & O’Neill Ltd


Name: Aisling McCrory. Business Name: Kelly & O’Neill Ltd Chartered Accountants. Business Location: Cookstown, Portadown, Coleraine How long have you been in business? Kelly & O’Neill Ltd has been in business since 2007 when Cathal O’Neill and Fergal Kelly the founding partners started the practice. I qualified as an accountant in 2009 and joined the […]