Sleeping rough for families in poverty

WHILE the run-up to Christmas will see Fermanagh families use their local foodbank for the first time ever this year. Nicola Wieczorek and her colleagues from Enniskillen’s Santander branch will sleep rough on the streets of Enniskillen on December 12, to raise awareness and essential funds for local poverty. “We hope that by putting ourselves […]

Slight rise in positive local Covid number

WHILE there was a slight rise in the number of local Covid cases last week, the infection rate in the south of the county continues to fall. There were 163 cases in the Fermanagh and Omagh area over the past seven days, with an infection rate of 139.5. That’s up from last week, when there […]

Major plan to tackle anti-social car park problem

DRASTIC measures are being consider in a bid to control the escalating anti-social behaviour at a local car park, including completely redesigning its layout. Quay Lane Car Park in Enniskillen has for many years been a gathering spot for young people in cars, and there have often been incidents of anti-social behaviour. However, in recent […]

Mallards win award for good sportsmanship

BALLINAMALLARD United have won the Bluefin Sport Championship Fair Play Award for 2019/20. The Fair Play Awards were introduced two years ago aimed at promoting fair play and good sportsmanship in the Bluefin Sport Championship and were calculated using a metric of one point per yellow card and three points per red card each club […]

Kinawley couple raise final total of £8520

KINAWLEY PARENTS Fiona and Thomas Drumm completed their ‘Mito Miles’ challenge recently in a joint effort with the ‘Lily Foundation’ to raise awareness and essential funds for Mitochondrial Disease. The Lily Foundation set a challenge back in May for families to get fit for a good cause by participating in the ‘My Mito Miles’ task. […]

Families busy getting Santa orders in early

AS NON-ESSENTIAL retail stores brace themselves for a two-week lockdown just on the back of the Christmas surge in the lead up to December. Families right across Fermanagh have been busy getting their Santa orders in early this year, with fears that restrictions could be extended past the initial two weeks before Christmas. For Paul […]

Eimear steps out in memory of Michaela

THIS month, many people take part in some sort of November challenge to raise money for a chosen charity, and a number of young ladies across the county are taking part in the ‘Miles for Michaela’ initiative to mark Michaela McAreavey’s 10th anniversary. Eimear Shannon, a leader of the Michaela Foundation in Fermanagh, is taking […]