Omagh Ladies hear about History all around us

History All Around Us


Omagh & District Ladies’ Probus had their monthly meeting on Thursday, 7 February in Omagh Library.  Their guest speaker was Frank Sweeney.  Frank is no stranger to Ladies’ Probus, having spoken on a prior visit about Street Art in Omagh.  His topic on this occasion was Historic Monuments and Sites in Tyrone.

He gave an illustrated and very interesting talk about local ancient sites in the local area.  These included Beaghmore Stone Circles, Dun Ruadh, the Creggandeveskey Court Tomb, Cregganconroe Burial Site, Aghascrebagh Ogham Stone and  Dunmisk Fort.  Even those of us who had visited some of these sites learned so much from Frank’s very entertaining and informative talk.

He brought us closer to our own time and discussed places of interest such as Dunmullan Church and Graveyard, Donaghanie Graveyard and the local legend associating it with St Patrick,  and Drumragh Old Church and Graveyard.

His talk provoked many questions from those in attendance.  On behalf of those present, Rosemary Clements thanked Frank for addressing the meeting and for his extremely interesting talk.

New members, or those who may just be interested in joining Omagh & District Ladies’ Probus would be welcome to attend our next meeting when our speaker will be Dr Patrick Fitzgerald who will be speaking on Emigration & Genealogy.  This meeting will be at 2pm on Thursday, 7th March in Omagh Library.