Local house prices on the up even with market shut down

THE average price of a house in Fermanagh and Omagh has increased by 3.3 per cent to £134,513 this year despite the housing market being effectively shut down from April to June 2020. The latest figures which were compiled by Land and Property Services with the assistance of the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) were […]


Teenager remains in critical condition after assault

Detectives investigating two incidents in Enniskillen in the early hours of Wednesday 24 February which resulted in a 19-year-old man sustaining a serious head injury have arrested an 18 year old man in connection.  The teenager has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and is currently in custody assisting officers with […]

Duo on the road for mental health

LOCAL duo Stephen Carters (Lisnaskea) and Amy Cadden (Donagh) are proof that the saying, ‘I get by with a little help from my friends’ is much more than just a line from a Beatles song. Having raised over £3,634 so for the Oak Healthy Living and Aisling Centre, the popular pair are determined to complete […]

Roslea mourns death of another county ‘great’

THE community of Roslea was saddened by the death of yet another Fermanagh great. The late Joe Goodwin, of Lakefield, Roslea, died peacefully last week in the loving care of his family at Omagh Hospital. Mr Goodwin was widely known for his contribution to the GAA, having won three senior championship titles with Roslea and […]

Pushing ahead.. Carl and Hayden’s fundraising challenge for Autism

ENNISKILLEN man Carl Morrison is taking on a fundraising challenge this month in a bid to raise money for Autism NI. Carl’s ‘fit 50 in February’ will see him and son Hayden (4) clock up 50km in aid of the worthy cause. Readers may fondly remember the heart-warming story from May last year when Hayden […]

Can’t wait… Foodie lovers in for a town centre treat

FERMANAGH foodie lovers are in for a treat as a new foodhall and deli is set to open in Enniskillen town centre. Between the Bridges will bring new jobs to the town and will be run by well known local entrepreneurs Declan O’Donoghue, owner of Erne Larder and Paul Curry of the Northern Smokehouse. It will […]

Just one thing! With Fr Brian Darcy

WE WILL soon be entering the 12th month of the 2020/21 global Covid-19 pandemic. The weeks are long and emotions are tested. It feels like the goalposts are forever moving and hopes are constantly raised and dashed. Things feel out of our control and it’s hard to keep morale high when what started off as […]

Jobless figures show 75% increase in benefit uptake

NEW figures tracked down by the Fermanagh Herald lays bare the current  state of the job market in Fermanagh and Omagh with 2,755 people here  claiming unemployment benefits in the period up to December 2020. The figures obtained from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA) show that an additional 1,190 people in the […]

Balcas on hit show DIY SOS tonight at 9pm on BBC1

Watch local timber firm, Balcas, on the hit show DIY SOS tonight at 9pm on BBC1. Spokesperson for Balcas, Roisin McManus, described it as “an honour” to supply fencing and sleepers for the project featured in tonight’s show which helped a Bangor family with complex medical issues. The McCreight family described the work carried out […]

Sinead and Conor are stepping it out

DURING the past few weeks, Sinead McKenna and Conor Leonard have been pulling on the running shoes in a two-month walking and running fundraising challenge to raise money for a number of different Cancer charities. Sinead and Conor are very active members within the local community so whenever the Covid-19 lockdowns came into place, the duo […]