Sacred Heart Church

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Situated at the heart of Omagh in County Tyrone, Sacred Heart Church is an unsurpassed example of late Victorian architecture, as well as a testament to the strength of human determination. Perched on the edge of the Strule River, Sacred Heart is a charming building, perhaps more so for the effort that went into constructing it.

Sacred Heart Church was the project of parish priest Father McNamee, who came to Omagh in 1866 and professed from the day of his arrival that the area needed a new church to meet the capacity of the growing parish. It took decades for the humble residents to raise sufficient funds to acquire the lands and resources required to build the church. Despite many doubts over the years as to whether or not Sacred Heart Church would ever be completed, with true grit and determination, it eventually was. It is now one of Omagh’s proudest architectural achievements.

While undeniably majestic, on closer inspection you may see that Sacred Heart Church is a quirky but eclectic mix of styles, largely because many of its features were contributions from donors. Still in use today, Sacred Heart Church is constructed largely of cut stone and polished marble, with moulded archways, magical stained glass windows and two distinctive teetering towers.

Situated on a prominent bend of the river in the vibrant centre of Omagh, visitors are always made welcome in Sacred Heart Church. Why not pop by and see this unmissable monument for yourself?

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Silverbirch Hotel
Silverbirch Hotel
3 out of 5
Gortin Road 5, Omagh, Northern Ireland
The price is £92 per night from 29 Nov to 29 Nov
Situated in the business district, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Sacred Heart Church and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Omagh Golf Club. Ulster American Folk Park ...
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Rooms At Rue
Rooms At Rue
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The price is £99 per night from 22 Dec to 22 Dec
Situated in Omagh, this golf guesthouse is within a 15-minute walk of Sacred Heart Church and Omagh Golf Club. Ulster American Folk Park and Sperrins are also ...
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Reviewed on 1 Aug 2021

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Mullaghmore House
Mullaghmore House
3.5 out of 5
Situated in Omagh, this guesthouse is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Sacred Heart Church and 1.6 mi (2.6 km) from Omagh Golf Club. Sperrins and Ulster American Folk Park ...
3.8/5 Good! (5 reviews)
"The guy who owns the property is a character, and he clearly loves the history of the house. However, the rooms are in disrepair—open electrical sockets! Stuff is everywhere. The place still needs a lot of work. It smells throughout the house of cigar or pipe smoke. The B&B itself could be amazing ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jun 2019

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