Fermanagh Formula One star Bernie Collins releases book


FERMANAGH motorsport giant Bernie Collins is hoping that her recently released self-penned book will encourage a ‘young and more female audience’ to pursue a career in engineering. For almost two decades, the Maguiresbridge woman has been a leading figure in the hugely popular sport of Formula One, where she worked alongside some of the biggest […]


Another Fermanagh post office closes down


IT’S the end of an era at Derrylester Post Office today (Wednesday) as the shutters are set to come down at the long-standing community institutions. In a major blow to the people of Killesher and the surrounding border areas, the Post Office has confirmed that Derrylester Post Office is shutting its doors following the resignation […]


Top award for Fermanagh lecturer Jimmy Martin


A LONG-SERVING lecturer at the South West College has been praised for his ‘commendable’ commitment and dedication to the local construction industry. Jimmy Martin, a hugely respected Carpentry and Joinery lecturer at the South West College, picked up the prestigious Hugh Gettinby Best Trainer/Lecturer Award at the SkillBuild NI Regional Competition. John Moss, Head of Department […]


Fermanagh artist adds colour to the rural countryside


NOT for the first time, Kevin McHugh has put his creative talents to the test to design and create an artistic masterpiece in Fermanagh. The Lisnaskea man has been busy working on a bus shelter on the Altawark Road, where he brought nature to life with his standout painting of a hen harrier grabbing the […]


McArdle headlines big Dublin concert


FERMANAGH balladeer and traditional Irish music singer Gabriel McArdle recently performed some of his top tracks at one of Dublin’s top venues. A huge crowd packed out ‘The Cobblestone’, based in King Street North in Dublin, on Friday for the much-anticipated concert of the well-known music figure from Kinawley. The 74-year-old has earned a reputation as […]


John McClaughry follows in his father’s footsteps


ULSTER Unionist Party councillor John McClaughry has said it’s ‘an honour’ to follow in his late father’s footsteps by becoming the new chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council. The Erne North representative was appointed to the role at Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s AGM [Annual General Meeting] at the Townhall in Enniskillen on Monday […]


Ducrot set to headline Bundoran Sea Sessions


AWARD-WINNING Irish singer-songwriter Cian Ducrot has been confirmed as the headline act at the much-anticipated Bundoran Sea Sessions. The 26-year-old from Cork has established himself as one of the leading pop stars of the generation and he has collaborated with well-known English icon Ella Henderson. A number of other music acts have been confirmed for […]


Health workers unite in memory of Eimir


STAFF at the South West Acute Hospital recently joined forces to raise money in memory of ‘inspirational young midwife’ Eimir Martin. The Fermanagh community was left devastated in November when much-loved midwife and former Fermanagh Ladies GAA star Eimir Martin passed away following a long illness, aged 35 years old. Western Trust Maternity, Neonatal and […]


Music star Nathan Carter confirms new festival date


FERMANAGH singer Nathan Carter is set to make his debut in the Faroe Islands this weekend as the headline act at one of their largest music festivals. The Liverpudlian music star has been confirmed as one of the main performers at the Sorvágs Country and Blues Festival on Saturday in the village of Sørvágur. Excitement is […]


Fermanagh group gets £5,000 grant


A FERMANAGH non-profit organisation has said that a £5,000 grant is a ‘lifeline’ as they continue to provide a vital service to the people of the county. Fermanagh Rural Community Initiative, based on the Tempo Road in Enniskillen, is an accredited supplier of training courses and has been providing high quality training for over two decades. The […]