Tyrone & the Sperrins
Did You Know?
1. The gold sculpture of Ambrose the Pig in the grounds of Strabane's Alley Theatre takes its name from a character created by the town's most famous literary son, Flann O'Brien.
It is said that if you rub Ambrose's Celtic twirls you will be blessed with some of the writer's celebrated humour.
2. Banager Glen, near Dungiven is one of the oldest ancient oak woodlands in Ireland. It features a reservoir and dam offering stunning views over the Sperrin Mountains and beyond.
3. The Carleton Trail in the Clogher Valley is a 30-mile, scenic cycle route named after the acclaimed poet and novelist William Carleton (1794-1869), who spent his childhood there.
4. The Sperrin region is an angler's paradise. The Foyle River System (including the Mourne and Owenkillew Rivers) offer some of the best game fishing in Europe.