Gaels look to end seven year wait


THIS Saturday evening, Enniskillen Gaels are going in search of ending their seven-year long wait for Championship glory when they face Maguiresbridge St Mary’s in the Kevin Courtney Garage & Car Sales Intermediate Championship Final.   Gaels manager John Reihill is relishing the Championship final showdown with Maguiresbridge  while new boy on the block David […]


TV gift will keep residents watching their favourites


IT HAS been smiles all round for over-the-moon residents of Drumhaw Fold, Lisnaskea, after local store Delta House and Home donated a smart TV for residents to enjoy after what has been described as a “difficult time for everyone” with regards to the Covid-19 pandemic. Residents of Drumhaw Fold can now sit back and enjoy […]


Increase in cases but virtually no patients in hospital


THE number of positive Covid cases in the local area has more than doubled in the past week, and with numbers creeping up everywhere, Fermanagh is waking up this morning to a fresh set of restrictions. As of 6pm last night (Tuesday) a new set of restrictions came into force which once again ban people […]


Schools respond quickly to pupils testing positive


TWO MORE SCHOOLS in the Fermanagh area have confirmed positive cases of Covid-19. St Kevin’s College, Lisnaskea, and Enniskillen Royal Grammar School alerted parents and guardians by issuing a statement which provided assurances that precautions were being taken. During the weekend, St Kevin’s principal Gary Kelly took to social media to inform parents that a […]


‘If you lived in fear you couldn’t live your life’


A DIRECTOR of Quinn Industrial Holdings (QIH) has said he does not live his life in fear while undercurrents of intimidation linger. John McCartin said, “If you lived in fear you couldn’t live your life, you move on with your goals from day to day and that is what we do.” Mr McCartin, pictured below, […]


Declan ‘blown away’ by the generosity of Donagh folk!


COMMUNITY spirit is well and truly alive in Donagh, as locals dig deep to support Declan Mohan in his mission to raise funds for the area. The father-of-three took the plunge to shave off his ‘lockdown beard’ which has raised £4,150 so far for Donagh Development and Donagh Wee Folk play group. “As chairman, the […]


Urgent plea to help NHS in fight against Covid


FERMANAGH may still have a remarkably low Covid infection rate, but with numbers beginning to creep back up, the Western Trust has issued a passionate appeal to the public to “stay safe.” Even before the unprecedented difficulties created by the virus, the winter season had been becoming increasingly challenging for the local health service. In […]


Drama group pays tribute to Penelope’s dedication


MEMBERS of the Knocks Drama Group came together to pay tribute to the work and dedication of long standing member Penelope O’Reilly (60), who passed away after a long illness back in June. Speaking on their loss, a spokeswoman from the group told the Herald, “Penelope was a Galway girl, born in the city in […]


Thousand mile cycle ends in Kinawley!


NESTLING in Benaughlin’s shade, Kinawley’s splendid GAA grounds may not have the geographical prominence of Malin or Mizen Head, but all three meaningfully came together on Saturday morning. For residing as they do, within stone’s throw distance, McManus Park marked a most appropriate finishing point to Thomas and Fiona Drumm’s charity cycle effort. Encompassing 1,000 […]


Footballer in heroic attempt to save man in tragedy


A GAA player who is set to play in the county final this weekend, has been applauded for his heroic actions on Saturday, after pulling a man who got into difficulty out of the water at Rossnowlagh beach. Derrygonnelly Harps man Lee Jones, pictured, is known for his talents both on the pitch and off […]