Ulster Herald

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This article is about the newspaper. For the heraldic officer, see Norroy and Ulster King of Arms.
Ulster Herald offices, John Street, Omagh, January 2010

The Ulster Herald is a weekly newspaper based in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, UK, known locally as The Herald.

It is published by the North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Co. Ltd. The Ulster Herald hosts the main printing press in the region (Gortrush Industrial Estate), so the same team that contributes to the Herald, also contribute to other local papers, such as the Strabane Chronicle, Fermanagh Herald and Tyrone Herald.


The newspaper was founded in 1901, and retained much of the same format until 2001, when a major reformat took place. This new format helped the paper claim the Newspaper Society’s Weekly Newspaper of the Year awards for 2003 and 2004.[1]

From the 22 June 2006 issue, a new compact format was established, following almost unanimous requests from the readership. It has been reflected that after this unveiling of a compact edition that some readers now hark back to the days of the County's oldest newspaper being a broadsheet.

The current title editor is Nigel McDonagh.


The paper's circulation, for the January to June 2010 period, is 12,311. The circulation increased from 10,000 in 1998 to 12,500 in 2003.[1]


  1. ^ a b McCabe, Anton (2003-11-16), Ulster Herald is newspaper of the week, The Sunday Business Post, retrieved 2010-07-29 
  • Most information taken from June 15, 2006 edition of the Ulster Herald.

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