Photographer's Note

Recently I have mentioned that I have only one out of 32 Irish counties left to present on TE: County Tyrone in the Northern Ireland. I like postcards so my primary choice was the largest town in this county: Omagh. Before going there I have searched online for interesting views in this town. There are only 3 photos from Omagh on TE and 16 from the whole County Tyrone. I have tried my luck with Google Images. It is very unfortunate that when you type Omagh in the Google Images, the most responses which you will get refer to Omagh Bombing (1998). Finally I have found probably the most picturesque and postcard-like view. The church in the centre with two unequal towers is the Sacred Heart Church. Google Maps has wrongly put the location of this church which was confusing. Fragment of the bridge hiding behind the trees is part of the Bells Bridge. I considered another POV with more of the bridge visible but only this POV allowed to show this much of the reflection. I would love to see this place at the blue hour. With this upload I have managed to present at least one photo from each Irish county (Republic of Ireland: 26 counties; Northern Ireland: 6 counties).

Omagh (from Irish: an maigh, meaning "the virgin plain") is the county town of County Tyrone in Northern Ireland, situated where the rivers Drumragh and Camowen meet to form the Strule. The town, which is the largest in the county, had a population of 19,910 at the 2001 Census.
Omagh came into the international focus of the media on 15 August 1998, when the Real Irish Republican Army exploded a car bomb in the town centre. 29 people were killed in the blast 14 women (including one pregnant with twins), 9 children and 6 men. 220 more were injured as a result of the blast.
In April 2011, a car bomb killed police constable Ronan Kerr. A group of former Provisional IRA members calling itself the Irish Republican Army made its first public statement later that month claiming responsibility for the killing.

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Additional Photos by Mariusz Kamionka (mkamionka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7506 W: 106 N: 19649] (75217)
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