Fermanagh GAA clubs among big winners of McManus money


FERMANAGH GAA clubs were among the biggest winners in the country on Wednesday when they received their allocation from JP McManus’ staggering donation. When broken down, due to Fermanagh’s population size, the clubs in the Erne county will receive the second-largest allocations overall in Ireland. Seven weeks after JP McManus donated €1 million to every […]


Country stars to unite for charity dance


A number of Fermanagh’s leading Country music stars are set to unite for a special cause at Mahon’s Hotel in Irvinestown next month. On Thursday, February 22, the Fermanagh establishment is set to host a major fundraising event, with all proceeds raised going towards the Fermanagh Down Syndrome Group. Derrygonnelly singer Rachel McConnell has been […]


Community saddened by death of much-loved Freda Hudson


THE Enniskillen community was left devastated following the death of one of its much-loved residents Freda Hudson, who served the local community with ‘a smile’ for over four decades. Ms Hudson, formerly of Chanterhill Road in Enniskillen, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, surrounded by her family. Born between the bridges to parents Hughie and Lily […]


Couple shattered after pet dog dies from poisoning


A FERMANAGH couple has been left ‘terrified’ after one of their pet Labradors died and another was left fighting for its life after they appeared to ingest rat poison at their home. In mid-December, couple Ethen and Emma Armstrong moved to a new house in Brookeborough, with their much-loved dogs, ‘Bono’ and ‘Shadow’. Just three weeks in […]


Derrygonnelly farmer Karl ready for TG4’s ‘Glór Tíre’


Derrygonnelly farmer Karl Kirkpatrick is set to put his singing talents to the test later this when he performs on TG4 talent show ‘Glór Tíre’. The talented musician, who regularly performs alongside Pettigo’s Paul Kelly, is one of eight Country music singers who are set to appear in the new series of the popular programme. […]


WATCH: Boho singer Maria wows with mash-up of top hits


BOHO singer Maria Cameron’s quickly becoming one of Fermanagh’s leading singers and she’s showcased her vocal talents with a mash-up of a number of hit songs on social media. The Fermanagh singer recently posted a video on Facebook where she’s recorded a version of Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s song ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’, mixed in with Amy Winehouse hit […]


Tributes paid to ‘Irish Rallying great’ Austin Frazer


THE Fermanagh community and rallying circles across Ireland have been left saddened following the passing of the much-loved Austin Frazer. Formerly of Lough Shore Road in Enniskillen, Mr Frazer passed away yesterday (Thursday) peacefully, surrounded by his family. Mr Frazer was a leading figure in Irish rallying, working alongside some of rallying greats, including Fermanagh’s […]


Carter and Farry part ways after 14 years


AFTER touring Ireland and performing in some of the biggest venues across Europe together for 14 years, Country music star Nathan Carter and his manager John Farry have ‘parted company’. On Sunday, Mr Farry took to Facebook and he released a heartfelt statement confirming the news. “I guess for myself and Nathan Carter, it’s the […]


Sinn Féin’s Gildernew wants to deliver euro ‘change’


AFTER serving as Fermanagh and South Tyrone MP for almost 20 years, Michelle Gildernew (pictured) is set to contest the upcoming European Parliament election. On Monday morning, the Eglish politician took to Sinn Féin’s social media where she confirmed that she will contest a seat in the Midlands/North West constituency election in June. If successful, […]


Talented chef Glen is cooking up a storm in Enniskillen


GLEN Wheeler is one of the country’s top chefs – but his journey to running an award-winning restaurant has been anything but straightforward. At 15, the Lisnaskea man had absolutely no interest in cooking. He wanted to be a professional footballer or a plumber, but a chance encounter with a careers teacher pushed him down a different […]