The Ulster Herald
is a weekly newspaper based in Omagh
Omagh is the county town of County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. It is 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 also contains the headquarters of Omagh District Council and...
, County Tyrone
Historically Tyrone stretched as far north as Lough Foyle, and comprised part of modern day County Londonderry east of the River Foyle. The majority of County Londonderry was carved out of Tyrone between 1610-1620 when that land went to the Guilds of London to set up profit making schemes based on...
, Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland is one of the four countries of the United Kingdom. Situated in the north-east of the island of Ireland, it shares a border with the Republic of Ireland to the south and west...
, 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
The Strabane Chronicle is a newspaper based in Strabane, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. The paper was launched in 1896 and was subsequently purchased by the North West of Ireland Printing & Publishing Co...
, Fermanagh Herald
The Fermanagh Herald is a weekly newspaper published and sold mainly in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It was founded in 1902 by the North West of Ireland Printing and Publishing Company, who had been established a year earlier by the Lynch family...
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.
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.
- http://www.ulsterherald.com/ - Official Website