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We can be contacted by email  on westtyroneramblers@btinternet.com

Remember this is your website. Please send emails with information for the website to the address above. Description of rambles you are shortly to lead / walk reports /poems / volunteers for Ramblers Profiles etc etc 

INFO FOR NEW MEMBERS AT FOOT OF THIS PAGE

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Our next walk is to Dungannon and Moygashel including a vist to the Hill of the O'Neill. We depart from Omagh as usual at 9.30 on Saturday Sept 30th before a meeting point at the Milestone in Carrickmore about 10.00 before arriving Dungannon at the Tesco Car Park about 10.30. The walk can be done in trainers.

From the thirteenth century until modern times, the highland rampart above the town of Dungannon known as the Hill of the 0'Neill has been one of the most strategically important sites in the history of Ireland. Stronghold of the famous O’Neill dynasty its view of all nine counties of Ulster enabled its occupants to command the surrounding area. The inauguration site of the O’Neills is a short distance away to the North East at Tullahogue Fort.

In modern times the Hill, known locally as ‘Castle Hill’ was a base for the Territorial Army and during the Troubles, the British Army. In 2006 the site was handed back to Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council, who, respecting the enormous historical, cultural and political significance of the site, have restored it as a people’s park with an adjoining exhibition that puts the Hill’s history into the context of important historical episodes, latterly the Flight of the Earls and the Plantation of Ulster.

Photos  on this page (apart from top one ) from our latest outing to the Appalachian Way near Drumquin




Introduction to Club and New Members info

Based in Omagh (often referred to as Omagh Walking Club) the Club has over 100 members.  Walks take place on alternate Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, departing from Omagh Leisure Centre Car Park at 09.30am  Examples of the places we go and the sort of walks we do can be found in Walk Reports. 


New walkers are welcome to join us for a free trial walk.
If unsure of your ability try a Grade C Walk first.
For your enjoyment and safety please follow the club rules.   For more information refer to our FAQs [Frequently Asked Questions] or contact any member of the committee You can also find us on Facebook.





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NEXT WALKS

Saturday September 30th

Grade C

Moygashel, Dungannon

Colette Duff 028 8076 1434

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