River Drumragh

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River Drumragh at St James' Bridge

The River Drumragh runs through Omagh, the county town of County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. It is also the name of the surrounding townland and the local football team.

A small river known as the Quiggery Water flows through Fintona, with bridges crossing it at Kiln Street and Mill Street. This river then joins with the Ballynahatty Water to form the Drumragh River.[1] Omagh is sited at the confluence of the Camowen, Strule and Drumragh Rivers.[2] The Camowen and Drumragh Rivers actually meet at Omagh to form the Strule.[3] In 2006 a new Omagh Throughpass road scheme, developed at a cost of £9.7m, was opened. The project included a river bridge to carry the Throughpass over the Drumragh River.[4]


The River Drumragh has excellent trout fishing over its entire length.[5] The Drumragh is a noted brown trout river with good feeding allowing the trout to grow faster and larger.[3]


  1. ^ "History of Fintona". Supporting Communities NI. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Omagh Farmland Landscape". Northern Ireland Environment Agency. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  3. ^ a b "Angling Game - Drumragh and Camowen Rivers". Omagh District Council. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  4. ^ "Minister Cairns Opens £9.7 Million Throughpass in Omagh". Department for Regional Development News Release (13 October 2006). Retrieved 1 March 2009. 
  5. ^ "Trout Fly Fishing in Ireland - Northern Ireland". Central Fisheries Board. Retrieved 1 March 2009. 

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Media related to Drumragh River at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 54°35′55″N 7°17′34″W / 54.59852°N 7.29286°W / 54.59852; -7.29286