Ballyhaise too strong for valiant Aghadrumsee

Aghadrumsee 2-08 Ballyhaise 2-17 DESPITE a valiant second half performance, Aghadrumsee ladies were knocked out of the Ulster Championship at the hands of a ruthless Ballyhaise on Saturday. Played at St Macartan’s Park, Anthony Murphy’s side were second best and a blistering start from Ballyhaise was key to their nine-point victory. Straight from the throw-in, Aghadrumsee […]

Five awards for Manor House Hotel

THE Manor House Country Hotel recently picked up a staggering five awards at the prestigious and renowned Irish Hotel Awards. Held at 33 Railway Street in Lisburn, the Irish Hotel Awards were held to celebrate the commitment, dedication and excellence of the top hospitality hotspots in Ireland, for the past year. The Manor House Country […]

Douglas and Doreen celebrate 50 years

SOME of the leading Country music stars united in Brookeborough to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of much-loved couple, Douglas and Doreen McDowell. On Friday, a large crowd turned out to Aghavea Parish Church Hall for the golden wedding anniversary celebration, where the couple’s son, Malcolm, led the musical entertainment. To read more on this […]

BREAKING NEWS: Ryder steps down as Erne Gaels manager

AFTER three years in charge, Seamus Ryder has stepped down as Erne Gaels Belleek manager. Ryder, a former player with the Belleek side, led his team to the Fermanagh Intermediate Football Championship title in 2021 and the Mannok Senior Football League Division One trophy in 2022. Under Ryder’s guidance, Erne Gaels also reached two successive […]

Erne u3a celebrating its 20th anniversary

AFTER over two decades of existence, the Erne u3a group is committed to helping recently retired people ‘beat isolation’ by finding new pastimes and making new friends. Set up by Professor Pierre Vellas in France in 1973, the non-profit organisation, u3a, has became an international movement with branches dotted in many countries across Europe. The local […]

Gabriel keeps traditional flame alive with new album

FERMANAGH’S much-loved and renowned traditional Irish music singer Gabriel McArdle is set to release a new album on Friday night. At the Atrium Bar in Blake’s of the Hollow in Enniskillen, the Kinawley balladeer will launch his first solo recorded album, ‘The Fermanagh Blackbird’. Aged 74 years old, McArdle’s collection will feature some of Ireland’s most classic […]

‘Spooktacular’ race is a massive success

THE director of the ‘Enniskillen Spooktacular’ has said that the hard-working team of volunteers were key to making the annual event another ‘great night’ of running and fun in the town. On Friday night Enniskillen was a hub of activity as 1,325 runners took part in the 5K ‘Spooktacular’ run through the streets, with City of […]

Change of leadership at Encirc

AFTER 19 years at the helm of Encirc, Adrian Curry has confirmed that he will step down as Managing Director at the end of this year. In a statement to staff on Monday, the chief of Encirc, one of the largest glass manufacturing and bottle filling companies in the UK, said he had ‘decided to […]

Excitement builds for major music festival

THE countdown is one to one of the North’s biggest music festivals, which will see two of Fermanagh’s top Country music singers take centre stage at Balmoral Park. Next month, on November 25, Derek Ryan and Lisa McHugh will lead the ‘Country Land’ show at the major Eikon Exhibition Centre in Lisburn. The local stars […]

Sadness at death of much-loved Doreen

THE Enniskillen community was left saddened following the passing of the late Doreen Boylan who was remembered as a ‘true townie’ who had an ‘endearing charm’. Formerly of 25, Derrygore Terrace, Mrs Boylan, aged 88, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday. Mrs Boylan (nee Haggins) was born in Mary Street in Enniskillen, between the […]