Fears valuable health professionals will be lost here

THE loss of the stroke unit at SWAH will also result in the loss of experienced staff in the Western Trust, warned an experienced physiotherapist.  Ciaran Daly, a clinical specialist physiotherapist who has worked in the stroke services for more than 20 years spoke out at the meeting to oppose the closure of SWAH’s stroke […]

Anger at ‘mess’ left after footpaths work

NEWTOWNBUTLER High Street has been left in a ‘mess’ after the footpaths were reportedly ripped up by workmen but not replaced.  A £15,000 footpath refurbishment scheme is currently ongoing along High Street, Newtownbutler and after the existing footpaths were dug up, the work has not been finished leaving the street untidy and unsafe for pedestrians.  Local […]

Initiative to cut drowning deaths

Launching the 2019 national drowning prevention campaign Respect the Water, the charity is urging the public to take action and follow this potentially lifesaving advice if they find themselves in trouble in cold water.  The RNLI advises to fight your instinct to swim hard or thrash about – this can lead to breathing in water […]

Newtownbutler hoax causes disruption to GAA fans

A SECURITY alert at a bus stop on the outskirts of Newtownbutler which closed the main Cavan to Clones Road was declared an ‘elaborate hoax.’  The main Clones to Cavan Road and the Wattlebridge Road was closed for majority of the day on Sunday, causing major disruption for motorists particularly Cavan fans travelling to and […]

Cara Pharmacy

Erneside beauty outlet set to close doors

THE ERNESIDE branch of Cara Pharmacy is set to close as the company blames challenges in retail and Brexit for the store’s closure. Cara Enniskillen, in Erneside Shopping, Centre was acquired by the Cara Group in 2015 and believed to have employed around six people. The store will close at the end of June and […]


Public urged to come out to help save SWAH stroke unit

 Fermanagh people are urged to come out in force ahead of tonight’s crucial public meeting on the future of Enniskillen’s under threat stroke unit. There are growing concerns that the stroke unit at SWAH will be closed or downgraded as part of a major review – a move which could result in fatalities if crucial […]

Historic Lisnaskea landmark for sale

A PIECE of Fermanagh history is up for grabs as the Lisnaskea Workhouse is set to be auctioned off to the highest bidder!  The former Poor Law Hospital, Castlebalfour in Lisnaskea is being auctioned off online with offers starting at £50,000. The property will be sold online on June 25th at 9am by Osborne and […]

Community spirit- Kinawley&Derrylin team up for Fleadh

Community spirit is alive and well in south Fermanagh as Derrylin and Kinawley came together and pulled off a hugely successful Fermanagh Fleadh.  In previous years it has been left to one town or village to host the event, but this year, Derrylin and Kinawley combined to put on a feast of traditional music and […]

50 weddings, 80 funerals &150 baptisms- all in a year!

Enniskillen parish priest Peter O’Reilly is approaching a milestone as he prepares to celebrate 40 years of priesthood. He’s happy to be back in his native county for the special anniversary, but reveals that often his work can be very demanding. Mgr O’Reilly is the parish priest at St Michael’s Parish, and he will mark […]


Woman ‘critical’ after car entered water near Kesh

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after her car entered the water at Muckross Pier.  Three police officers who came to her rescue also needed hospital treatment following the incident.   At around 10.30pm on Saturday the car entered the water at Muckross Pier on the Boa Island Road in Kesh.  A […]