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One of the most beautiful of Ireland's inland
counties. Tyrone has a fine variety of scenery, mountains and gentle hills, glens and
river valleys, moorland and little plains. There is some low land bordering Lough Neagh in
the east, and in the river valleys in the north-west, but the rest of the county is hilly,
and towards the County Derry border in the north and land piles up in the 2,000 foot peaks
of the Sperrin Mountains.
This is a wild yet welcoming land of forests,
mountains and a rich historic heritage. For a change of pace (and a spot of shopping)
savour the atmosphere of busy towns such as Omagh, Dungannon and Cookstown. Autumn is the
perfect time to motor through the Sperrins and you can stop off on the way at An Cregan
Visitor Centre for refreshments.
In the north-west of Ireland, it's capital is
Omagh, outside of which the Ulster Heritage Folk Park, attracts thousands of visitors
annually, tracing their ancestry, or marveling at the realistic recreations of homes and
implements which made up life in the past centuries in this area. Set sail on a voyage of
discovery where the story of our unique contribution to the New World is graphically
encounted. There's also a great programme of events at Hallowe'en. Equally fascinating is
the Ulster History Park which gives a close-up view of ancient Irish lifestyles. Similar
in context to Williamsburg in Virginia, the folk park traces, among others, the lives of
several US Presidents who hail from these northern counties, the most recent of whom is
president Bill Clinton. In fact, several of the signatories to the US Constitution in
1776, were from this area!
Tyrone is one of the counties which make up the
'Six Counties' of the current Northern Ireland. Tyrone Crystal, similar to Waterford
crystal is made here!