Bawnacre Centre celebrates 40 years in business


THE Bawnacre Centre has been praised for its ‘top class facilities and longevity’ as the popular facility in Irvinestown recently celebrated 40 years in operation. Based in Castle Street and run by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, it is a fully-equipped leisure and community centre, which caters for a wide range of ages and abilities. Community stalwart George […]


Fermanagh dancing queen Aoife Higgins wins again


YOUNG Monea dancing star Aoife Higgins was back to winning ways recently as she won two individual competitions in the hugely competitive Domican Academy Championships. The nine-year-old pupil from St Patrick’s Primary School in Derrygonnelly is an up and coming star in the local Irish dancing scene and she recently claimed more success on the […]


Fighting for rights was ‘my life’, says Benny Cassidy


AFTER almost 40 years of campaigning for better rights for healthcare staff and patrolling the corridors of Enniskillen’s hospitals, Benny Cassidy has parked up his wheelchair for the final time. Since 1985, the much-loved Enniskillen man has been a constant at Fermanagh’s hospitals, first at the Old County Hospital, then at the Erne Hospital, and most […]


‘Unique’ cancer centre to open in Fermanagh


ENNISKILLEN actor Ciarán McMenamin has said that the new multi-million pound Cancer Support Centre in the town will be an ‘incredible place’ for people living with cancer in the county. Later this year, Cancer Focus NI is set to open the first specific Cancer Support Centre in the old Gordon’s Chemist site on High Street in […]


Enniskillen motorists’ anger at town traffic build-up


TRAFFIC ‘torture’ has gone to a whole new level in Enniskillen as the ongoing development on the Tempo Road has caused major delays for early morning motorists. Over the next three months, a one-way section of the Tempo Road will be closed as a much-anticipated gas conversion project takes place in that area of the town. […]


Parents left concerned by excessive speeding


A FERMANAGH and South Tyrone MLA has said she’s glad’ that measurers to curtail speeding have been taking place in Derrylin and Teemore. Sinn Féin’s Áine Murphy recently reached out to the local Council for help, after she was contacted by concerned parents regarding the excessive speeding of motorists in those areas. “After repeatedly raising […]


Fermanagh singer Lisa McHugh launches her new album


SCOTTISH singer Lisa McHugh has said her new album was a ‘labour of love’ as she took a major U-turn in her hugely successful and popular music career. The Glaswegian, who lives in Enniskillen, took a major step in her career by releasing her new album ‘Black Mountain’, which was a fully acoustic setlist in […]


Increase in Fermanagh health workers’ jobs


AFTER Fermanagh health care workers were celebrated for their ‘unwavering compassion, commitment and bravery’, there’s positive signs that local hospitals could be set for a major staff boost. It’s been reported that the workforce across the Northern Ireland Health and Social Care service has increased by 13 per cent, with a 16 per cent rise […]


Maguiresbridge student ‘in awe’ of saint-in-waiting


A MAGUIRESBRIDGE student has said he felt ‘blessed’ to attend a special service with the mother of a saint-in-waiting. St Kevin’s College Lisnaskea pupil, Patrick Quigley, was one of a large crowd at Benburb Priory in Tyrone, which was aiming to celebrate the life of Carlo Acutis, with his relic available for blessings. In October 2020, […]


Battle now begins for UK’s tightest MP seat


IT’S time to get the driving licence and the voting cards at the ready as Fermanagh’s heading back to the polling stations. In just over five weeks, Fermanagh residents will head to the polling stations across the county to elect their new MP to represent the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency. On Wednesday, in dramatic […]