John has ‘a heart for running’


A LOCAL runner who suffered two strokes five years ago, but has since gone on to finish a marathon in under three hours, has said he owes his quality of life to the experts at SWAH, and has hit out at the current cuts to the hospital’s services. There has been much concern about the […]


Ray of Hope memorial weekend returns


THE Fermanagh Herald is once again proud to partner with the ‘Ray of Hope’ memorial weekend. Now in it’s second year the weekend is organised by the McPhillips family from Newtownbutler in memory of their brother Mickey. Fermanagh Herald editor Ray Sanderson said, “We are once again pleased to partner with the McPhillips family and support […]


Graan draw will have added significance this year


THE traditional annual Graan draw will take place this December. And it will have an added significance as the Passionist community is celebrating 300 years in existence. The popular draw, which usually promotes a new car as its first prize, will be a little different this year because of Covid-19 and its restrictions. Graan Rector […]


Death of Enniskillen nun and teacher (80)


THE death has taken place of a well respected member of the Sisters of Mercy in the Convent in Enniskillen.  Sister Gertrude Murphy, died aged 80 years after a lengthy illness. She was best known for her teaching in the Convent Primary School and later St Macartan’s Primary School in Clogher and later Dungannon Convent.  […]


Death of leading  chef at age of 46


THE death of one of Enniskillen best young chefs has brought sorrow to the entire community. Peter Daniel Johh Mills, aged 46, passed away peacefully at his home 42, The Limes, after a two year illness. A talented chef,  he was completely obsessed with food and passionate about cooking and dining. Peter’s first love was […]


From Lisnaskea to Las Vegas and the greatest fight


SPORTS writer Brian Doogan has come a long way from his youthful days in Lisnaskea where he regularly bought his copy of ’The Ring’ from Hugh McBrien’s newsagents shop. It was Barry McGuigan’s heroics during a period which was mired in ‘The Troubles’ which left a big impression on him as did what he describes […]


Shock at sudden death of GAA goalkeeper (33)


TRIBUTES have poured in from across Fermanagh,Tyrone and the entire GAA community after the shocking news that former Tyrone goalkeeper Johnny Curran had died suddenly on Sunday morning.   Mr Curran, who was just 33, was between the posts when Tyrone won the All Ireland minor final in 2004 and was also on the senior […]


Wedding couple spring big surprise at baby christening!


A POPULAR Fermanagh restaurant has held a wedding reception with a difference. Tully Mill in Florencecourt was the venue for newly weds Philip and Noirin King recently. The couple had a ‘surprise wedding ceremony’ at the christening of their youngest child Grace. Guests at the christening were stunned when Philip and Noirin, dressed in white, […]


Shop owner remembered as a part of old Enniskillen


MANY tributes have been paid to former tailor John McHugh, who died last week. Mr McHugh, aged 94 years, was a well known businessman in Enniskillen with a tailors shop in East Bridge Street for almost 50 years.  His son Sean described him as, “a quiet man you wouldn’t have seen or heard very much. […]