Peter celebrates 35 successful years in business

THIRTY five years after he opened his first shop, Peter McBride has navigated his way through the ever-changing business landscape to become one of the leading lights in retail shop ownership. The current owner of 16 SPAR shops across Fermanagh, Tyrone and Armagh, recently received an MBE for his services to the community and he’s […]

Abigail stars on popular podcast

KESH model and social media influencer Abigail Parkinson recently appeared in a popular podcast, ‘Pub Chats & A Pint’. Sponsored by ‘Harp’ and hosted by the ‘Best of Belfast’ media platform, the local talent, who has recently undertaken a career as a comedian for a BBC show, took centre stage in this week’s show. Held […]

Jack runs London half marathon for local charity

FERMANAGH runner Jack McNulty recently competed in the London Landmarks Half Marathon, raising over £5,000 for a non-profit organisation in the county. The 23-year-old, who represents the Oisin McGrath Foundation Athletics Club, is a regular 5k circuit runner on a local level and he put his talents to the test by pounding around the Westminster pavements. […]

Gruelling FEARmanagh set to return this year

THE hugely grueling Fermanagh Endurance Adventure Race, known to many as ‘FEAR’, is set to return later this year. Since its first event in 2013, the adventure race, which is organised by the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, has gone from strength to strength, attracting large crowds from all over the county. Around 300 fitness […]

Erne boss wary of ‘unknown’ London

FERMANAGH ladies manager James Daly is warning his players to be wary of this Saturday’s ‘tricky fixture’ when they take on London in Donagh (1pm) in the second round of the All-Ireland group stages. “They’re (London) an unknown entity,” anticipated the Erne boss, ahead of his side’s showdown. “We’ve been watching their videos and we do […]

Big turnout at Bundoran Sea Sessions festival

A large crowd of Fermanagh music enthusiasts and fans turned out for the annual Bundoran Sea Sessions which took place over the weekend in the border town. Held at the new site on the Tullan Stand Road, the Bundoran Sea Sessions, which have been running since 2008, were one again sold out and were a massive […]

Celebration planned for trad legend Dinie

THE achievements of one of Fermanagh’s most well known traditional musicians are set to be honoured at a special celebration at the upcoming Ulster Fleadh. On Thursday, 20 July, at the Dromore Sports Complex, some of the top Irish trad musicians and talents from across the North will take part in a celebration night for […]

Guitarist Lee is ready for the ‘Hooley on the Pitch’

Lee Jones is a guitarist with the Tumbling Paddies who are set to perform at the opening night of the ‘Hooley on the Pitch’ festival at the Derrygonnelly Harps GFC grounds on Friday. He also plays Gaelic football for the Harps. What is your greatest strength? Never giving up. What is your greatest weakness? Time […]

Council hosts trial for pothole repair machine

THE Fermanagh and Omagh District Council recently facilitated a demonstration of a JCB Pothole Pro machine which is capable of repairing holes on the roads in ‘eight minutes’. In conjunction with the Department for Infrastructure Roads, which is responsible for roads maintenance, the dealer, Dennison JCB, demonstrated the JCB Pothole Pro machine on the roads […]

Mooo over… Highland heifers taking social media by storm

ROAMING around the hills of Belcoo, overlooking the splendid Lough MacNean, are two award-winning Meenawargy Highland heifers, named ‘Connie’ and ‘Kirsty’. Purchased in Oban last year by Adrian Gallagher, the pure bred Highlands have risen to social media stardom, following the creation of their own Instagram page, which was the brainwave of his daughter, Caitlin. […]