Culture In Strabane

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.


Visitor Attractions

The Alley Theatre, Strabane

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.

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Railway Street, Strabane, BT82 8EF

Grays printing press

Gray's Printing Press

Gray’s Printing Press is located behind an 18th-century shop front in the heart of Strabane, once the famous printing town of Ulster.

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49 Main St, Strabane, BT82 8AU

Wilson ancestral home

The Wilson Ancestral Home

Take a step back in time and enter the world of the “White House” with a visit to the Wilson Ancestral Home. 

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28 Spout Road, Dergalt, Strabane BT82 8NB

Sion stables

Sion Stables

Sion Stables Museum is housed within the period horse stalls which were fabricated in the late 19th century by Musgraves of Belfast. 

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120A Melmount Road, Sion Mills, BT82 9T

Public Artwork

Let the dance begin sculpture

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.

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Lifford Road Roundabout, Strabane

After Myles Sculpture, 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.

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Abercorn Square, Strabane 


Culture in 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. 

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Railway Street, Strabane

Departure scuplture

Departure Public Art Sculpture

The piece incorporates the Currach representing both food and sustenance as well as the exchange of ideas.

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Abercorn Square, Strabane

Market In 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

October 2019 

Butcher Street Car Park 

Christmas Light Switch on 

November 2019

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.

The Alley Theatre, Strabane

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.
Services include:

Free local and national information on:

  • Events
  • Travel and Transport
  • Activities
  • Attractions
  • Accommodation


  • Souvenirs, postcards and local crafts on sale
  • Café and Exhibition area
  • Toilets and baby changing facilities
  •  Free Wifi

Public Library

Facilities include: 

  • Books – Junior and Adult Fiction and Non-fiction in Regular, Large print and Audio forms Junior and Adult Book Groups
  • Photocopying
  • Fax
  • 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

Strabane Library