Grandfather’s stories inspired Enniskillen War novel

HOSPITAL porter, David McCann, says that stories of war-time Enniskillen inspired his latest novel. McCann, 50, who combines being an author with his duties at the South West Acute Hospital, launched his second book, “A Boy Called Yank” at Waterstone’s bookshop at the Erne Centre. Set in 1943 Enniskillen, it tells the tale of a […]

Fr Johnnie celebrates 50 years in the priesthood

A PRIEST who spent nine years serving the parish of Kinawley in the 1980s had a double-celebration last weekend. Fr. Johnnie Cusack, who was based in the village between 1981 to 1990, racked up both his 50th Diamond anniversary in the Priesthood as well as his retirement from active ministry. Ordained back in 1963, 85-year-old Fr. Cusack […]

New Enniskillen McDonald’s gets Council’s green light

THE former TP Topping car dealership in Enniskillen is to be the new home for fast food giants, McDonald’s. A Council Planning Committee meeting last week recommended that plans by McDonald’s to move into the building and convert it into a restaurant and drive-through. A further meeting last Wednesday saw the proposal being given the […]

Integrated College ‘unfairly judged’ says new governor

A NEWLY-APPOINTED school governor has said that inspectors “unfairly judged” Erne Integrated College in their report last year. Last May, nine of the 11 governors resigned with Principal Jimmy Jackson-Ware announcing his retirement shortly after. No official reason was given for the governors’ walkout but the College did receive a less than satisfactory report from […]

Play park should be ready by now says concerned parent

A CONCERNED parent is wanting to know when her kids can start using their local play park again. Dana Taylor of Lisbellaw says that due to the village’s playground facility being out of commission for building work, her children have had nowhere to play during the school holidays. Back in April, the Council announced that […]

Outrage at Newtownbutler fly-tippers

THERE’S a big stink in Newtownbutler as the menace of fly-tipping has struck the village. Despite there being a recycling centre, instead of making use of the facility, the fly-tippers have instead been dumping their filth outside the gates and expecting Council staff to clear it up for them. Not surprisingly, the smell of the […]

‘We have much to learn from Rwanda’ say victims group

THE community here could learn much from from the reconciliation and peace-building work of Rwanda, a local victims’ group has stressed. Last year a delegation from the South East Fermanagh Foundation (SEFF) visited the central African country, which was devastated by a civil war in the mid-1990s between two ethnic groups, the Hutu and the Tutsi. According […]

NI Water deny Erne sewer screens have been removed

NI WATER have insisted that the screens on the CSOs (Combined Sewer Overflows) have not been removed. As reported in last week’s herald, reports of sewage sightings in Lough Erne have been made with Erne Anglers saying they believe that the CSO screens are no longer there. The purpose of the screens is to ensure […]