Situated at the heart of Omagh in County Tyrone, Sacred Heart Church is an unsurpassed example of late Victorian architecture. Perched on the edge of the Strule River, Sacred Heart is a charming building, perhaps more so for the effort that went into constructing it.
There are two accessible entrances to the Church, one at the main entrance and one on the right hand side of the building. A large step was recently removed from the main entrance at Sacred Heart Church, to be replaced with a ramp in keeping with the architecture of the church. The doors can be heavy to open, but on most occasions, they are left open for access.
Inside, there is a large space in the middle of the congregation for a large number of wheelchairs users to sit during the Mass. The location is good, because we are right in the middle of the building and not off to the side or back of the church. There is plenty of room for large numbers of wheelchairs.
For the hard of hearing, there is a t-loop system, which transmits the Mass directly to users’ hearing aids.