Terminally ill man targeted by heartless thieves

THE community has rallied around in support of a terminally ill Enniskillen man whose home was burgled by heartless thieves.  79-year-old Frank McCaffrey has been left shaken after his home on the Cornagrade Road was broken into and a sum of money stolen in a shocking burglary.  Frank lives on his own, and is terminally […]

Dismay after beaches are closed off due to health risks

PEOPLE people flocking to the seaside over the weekend were left disappointed after swimming was prohibited at two Sligo beaches.  Mullaghmore and Rosses Point beaches missed out on the southern bank holiday rush as Sligo County Council erected signs of bathing water prohibition notices at both beaches last Thursday. High levels of Intestinal Enterococci was […]

Local ref is struck by object during match

A FERMANAGH referee was struck by an object thrown from the crowd at a Europa League match causing the game to be suspended.  Arnold Hunter from Maguiresbridge was refereeing in the tie between Universitatea Craiova and Budapest Honved in Romania on Thursday night when he was struck by an object believed to have been a […]

Local homes to tap into new gas supply within months

Gas to the West is one step closer to completion in Fermanagh.  The project is set to bring gas to thousands of homes in Enniskillen, Derrylin and other parts of the county.  It is believed that residents and commercial customers will be able to connect to suppliers within the coming months.  Most recently, Go Power […]


It’s official: go to church and live longer!

A FERMANAGH priest has welcomed a study which details that older people who go to church have better mental health. A new study released by Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) at Trinity College Dublin details that those who had a high religious attendance had lower depressive symptoms.  The research, involving over 6,000 adults aged […]

Rural Post Office service is restored

AFTER a three month delay,  the Monea Post Office has finally re-opened.  The rural Post Office at the Reade Hall, Monea closed temporarily in March 2018 following the resignation of the postmaster and the withdrawal of the premises for Post Office use.  The Post Office was expected to open in April, but there was a […]

Deadline for consultations on stroke unit extended

THE consultation which could close the stroke unit at South West Acute Hospital has been extended for the third time. The deadline for the consultation on ‘reshaping stroke care’ has now been moved from August 2nd until August 30th. The consultation, which is being carried out by the Department of Health includes six options on […]


Lisnaskea landmark on the market at £350,000

A LANDMARK building in the centre of Lisnaskea Main Street is up for sale. The Donn Carragh Hotel, a well-established hotel premises in the centre of the busy town, is on the market for just £350,000. The 19 bedroom hotel is complete with restaurant and bar accommodation along with conferencing facilities and rear car park […]

New Ederney community centre one step closer

THE redevelopment of Pat Murphy’s House in Ederney is a step closer as planning permission has been submitted.  The plans are proposed by Ederney Trust in partnership with Ederney Credit Union, and aim to redevelop the former Murphy’s Cafe at Main Street for use as a health and wellbeing centre.  The application has been submitted […]


Youngsters saved on Bundoran beach centre stage at Cork

A LOCAL family who were rescued by the RNLI at Bundoran beach have helped spread a lifesaving message during  Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Cahir McCallion (10) and his sister Beth (8) were swimming close to the shore on a beach in Bundoran in May 2018 when they became caught in a rip current which dragged […]