McAleer on Derry Girls and making Liam Neeson laugh

OMAGH comic, Kevin McAleer, admits that while his Derry Girls character, Uncle Colm, has been good for his profile, he won’t be inflicting him upon the Ardhowen Theatre audience later this month. McAleer will be starring in his “Why Am I Here?” show at the Enniskillen venue on September 29 fresh from the success of […]

Bid to get new Lego store to Enniskillen

A CAMPAIGN has begun to get toy giant, Lego, to lay down the first blocks of a new store in Enniskillen. Matthew Beaumont of the Fermanagh branch of the Alliance Party, has written to the Denmark-based toy magnates to see if they would consider adding to their Irish stores. Lego, whose building blocks have delighted […]

Re-visiting Ireland’s JFK moment in one-man show

Historical entertainer, Paddy Cullivan, will be showcasing Ireland’s own ‘JFK Moment’ at the Ardhowen Theatre with his one-man show, “The Murder of Michael Collins”. As with the assassination of American President, John F. Kennedy in 1963, the death of Ireland’s first Commander-in-Chief, Michael Collins from a sniper’s bullet in 1922 has stirred much debate over the […]

This is for mum – Jolly Sandwich wins Best Cafe prize

“THIS one is for you Mum,” was the proud message from Jolly Sandwich owner, Carina Cutler, after winning the Best Cafe in Fermanagh award. The Jolly Sandwich, based in Darling Street in Enniskillen, was in contention for the cafe crown at the Irish Restaurant Awards in Cavan. Carina was beaming with pride after what has been […]

Preserving history on local ancient monastic island

DEVENISH Island conservation project leader, Stefanie McMullen is delighted to have had little feedback on her efforts. McMullen, 44, an archeologist from Carryduff, came over to Devenish Island as part of a £122,000 Department for Communities conservation project to preserve the medieval monastic site there. Although the work on the site took three months to […]

Spring opening for Florencecourt Gardens restoration

FLORENCE COURT House is on course for a Spring opening to show off to the world their newly-restored glass houses. A revamp of the kitchen gardens was, back in 2014, the brainchild of the late David Corscadden who was Florence Court House’s senior gardener before he passed away last June. The project involved the restoration […]

Digital Covid scheme support for businesses

Economy Minister, Gordon Lyons was at Houstons Department Store in Enniskillen as he welcomed the digital support offered to more than 700 retail and wholesale businesses across the North. The Digital Selling Capability Grant (DSCG) and the Micro-Business E-Commerce Grant (MBEG) have helped businesses, such as Houstons, manage over the Covid lockdown period. Both schemes […]

Paddy Raff to have Enniskillen in tears of laughter

BT9 Nigel – the alter-ego of comedian Paddy Raff – looks set to have the audience howling with laughter as well as putting the noses of Fermanagh’s yacht-owners out of joint. Paddy Raff embarks on his Irish tour which will take in Enniskillen’s own Ardhowen Theatre on Thursday, September 8. The west Belfast comic has […]