Police escape injury in ‘deliberate’ bomb trap

Police at the scene of an ongoing security operation near Newtownbutler have confirmed that a bomb has exploded. At around 10.35am this morning (Monday), police reported an explosion in the area of the Cavan Road at its junction with the Wattlebridge Road. Police believe that the bomb was a ‘deliberate attempt to lure police and […]


Ricey is top tip for the Fermanagh job

By Mark McGoldrick   TWO weeks on from the news broke that Rory Gallagher had resigned from his position as county manager a successor has yet to be appointed. According to bookmakers the hot favourite to succeed Gallagher is former Tyrone star Ryan McMenamin who has been on the outgoing Fermanagh management team. Other GAA […]

Up for sale… twenty-acre loughshore holiday village

A MASSIVE ‘once in a lifetime’ development opportunity on the shores of Upper Lough Erne is on the marke with an asking price of £335,000. The impressive Derryad Country Park on the outskirts of Lisnaskea is set on 20 acres of land with lough views and planning permission for an exclusive proposed holiday village. The […]

Pet-owners water warning after death of Labrador pup

PET OWNERS and swimmers in Fermanagh are being urged to be wary of potentially lethal algae developing on the Lough.  At the end of July a 16-month-old Labrador died when it jumped into Craigavon Lake while there was a blue algae bloom on the water. The puppy became seriously ill afterwards, leading its owner to […]

Sean Hoy

Local business figure and ‘great community man’ dies

ONE OF Enniskillen’s best-known businessmen, Sean Hoy has died after a short illness. Mr Hoy passed away peacefully last Friday, August 9th in hospital in Omagh. Known for his friendly personality, long hair, and good humour, he ran an information technology business on East Bridge Street began his career as a taxi man in the […]

Foster denies dismissing plan to attract Center Parcs

FERMANAGH missed out on being the site for the phenomenally popular new Center Parcs resort in Ireland as it was just a little too out of the way, the Herald can reveal. The multi-million Euro resort opened its doors at Longford Forest at the beginning of this month. It employs over 1,000 people in its […]

At the age of 101, Belleek’s oldest lady Tessie dies

BELLEEK’S oldest resident Tessie McGoldrick, who will be fondly remembered as someone who went the extra mile to help others, has been laid to rest.  The 101-year-old, lived at the top of the village’s Main Street with her late husband Hughie for many years. Over the years Tessie welcomed many through her door for a […]

Ten years on: still no sign of the Enniskillen bypass

VISIBLE progress is yet to be made on the Enniskillen by-pass which had initially been scheduled for completion by March 2018. The bypass would link the main A4 Belfast road to the main roads heading towards Dublin and Sligo, enabling through traffic to bypass the town centre. Ten years ago, reporting of the ‘good news’ […]

Abandoned safe linked to break-in at filling station

A CROSS-BORDER investigation is underway after a safe believed to have been stolen from Palm Bush Filling Station has been found in east Donegal. The safe was found cut up and abandoned in a field by a member of the public on the road between Castlederg and Castlefinn. Two trailers were also found at the […]

Clabby road

More roadworks to cause delays

THE main Fivemiletown to Clogher road is set to benefit from a £370,000 resurfacing scheme. A major resurfacing scheme has commenced on the A4 Ballagh Road at Kiltermon on the undertaking climbing lane. This investment aims to improve the strength and surface quality of this busy road and address ongoing maintenance problems. Road markings at […]