Milestone final beam placed at new South West College

The construction of the new South West College hit a key milestone as the last beam was placed on the building. The new £29 million Erne campus is situated on the site of the former Erne Hospital in Enniskillen and is scheduled for completion in August 2020.  On Friday, a ‘topping out’ ceremony was held […]

Mission to save Christmas amid fear Communion shortage

The biggest church suppliers in Ireland are on a mission to save Christmas from Brexit amid fears that there will be a shortage of Communion wafers. Red wine and Communion wafers are currently being stockpiled by Desmond Wisley in neighbouring County Leitrim so there’s enough to go around for the large congregations at Christmas Day […]

Ferney club pays tribute to its ‘friend and stalwart’

Ballinamallard United Football Club has paid tribute to life long ‘friend and stalwart’ Bertie Elliott.  Eighty six-year-old Richard Herbert (Bertie) Elliott of Breandrum Park, Enniskillen passed away last Wednesday at South West Acute Hospital.  A large crowd attended his funeral at St Macartin’s Cathedral in Enniskillen on Friday. Bertie was married to Joan, and had […]

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Muck truck tribute to comic ‘legend’

SO dreams really do come true! Comedian Mark McCarney is on cloud nine after Enniskillen’s famous Muck Truck takeaway van has announced the introduction of their tribute to him – ‘The Mucky McCarney.’ Last week, the Herald reported that one of the Fintona’s mans dreams is to have a burger from the Muck Truck named […]


Musician ‘in bits’ after £3,000 stolen from his car

AN aspiring musician has made a heartfelt plea after thieves broke into his car and stole his microphone and £3,000. Enniskillen man and singer John Garrity parked his white BMW in a car park on the Wellington Road close to the Royal British Legion and thieves broke the passenger side window and stole his microphone, […]

Council chief to leave Town Hall

THE chief executive of the Council is set to retire at the end of the month. Brendan Hegarty, who is believed to be in his late 50s, has been chief executive of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council since its establishment in 2014. Mr Hegarty was appointed to lead the transition under local government reform to […]