Strabane is rich in history and culture. Ancestral homes and ample public artworks displayed throughout the streets pay homage to a rich cultural past. Today it celebrates many different aspects of Northern Ireland culture in a wide variety of unique venues, modern and traditional musicians as well as local markets, galleries and historic walking tours.
The Alley Theatre
The Alley Arts and Conference Centre is a state of the art theatre complex, art gallery and conference centre based in the heart of Strabane.
Railway Street, Strabane, BT82 8EF
Gray's Printing Press
The Wilson Ancestral Home
Sion Stables Museum is housed within the period horse stalls which were fabricated in the late 19th century by Musgraves of Belfast.
120A Melmount Road, Sion Mills, BT82 9T
Let the Dance Begin, Scuplture
To mark the new millennium Strabane District Council in conjunction with the Strabane Lifford Development Commission, The Arts Council of NI, Sustrans and The Ulster Wildlife Trust, initiated a unique cross-border scheme to represent a new and shared beginning for the community.
Lifford Road Roundabout, Strabane
Myles After Myles Scuplture
Myles after Myles The over-lifesize sculpture of the highly acclaimed writer and satirist Brian O’Nolan aka Myles na gCopaleen in his iconic coat and Fedora hat by sculptor Holger C. Lonze was installed in his home town Strabane 2014.
The bronze figure is resting against first editions of his most famous books – An Béal Bocht, At Swim-Two-Birds and The Dalkey Archive.
Abercorn Square, Strabane
Where Dreams Go - Ambrose
Standing proudly in the Alley Theatre Courtyard, Ambrose, designed by Martin Heron has become a firm favourite with the people of Strabane, and locals, visitors and tourists believe he may have magical powers.
Railway Street, Strabane
Strabane welcomes the very best of artisan traders, offering visitors a family friendly shopping experience with a wide selection of speciality foods and handcrafted products
Dates for the Market in 2019 /2020
Friday 30th August,
Butcher Street Car Park
11am to 5pm
Butcher Street Car Park
Christmas Light Switch on
Strabane Christmas Fayre
St. Patrick’s Day
17th March 2020
Strabane also welcomes traders every Friday from 9am to 5pm on Railway Street and Canal Street.
A wide variety of stalls welcome visitors to all sorts of goods.
Tourist Information Centre
Strabane Tourist Information Centre, located at the Alley Theatre on the Railway Road offers a one stop shop for all tourist needs. The centre offers a wide range of information and services to visitors and locals alike. Its friendly staff are on hand at all times to assist in making your visit to our area (or holiday away) an enjoyable one.
Free local and national information on:
- Travel and Transport
- Souvenirs, postcards and local crafts on sale
- Café and Exhibition area
- Toilets and baby changing facilities
- Free Wifi
- Books – Junior and Adult Fiction and Non-fiction in Regular, Large print and Audio forms Junior and Adult Book Groups
- Microfilm Reader/Printer,
- Scanner facilities Storytimes,
- Class Visits
- Talks and Exhibitions
- Internet access
- DVDs and Music CDs
- Reference Works
- Community Information Newspapers and Magazines Tours