Singalongs proving a hit with care home residents

ELDERLY people everywhere are well known for singing along to their favourite tunes. Well, Fermanagh is no different with residents in many care homes lifting their spirits by joining in sing-songs with the help of a local tenor.  Fermanagh tenor Andrew Irwin who last week won the ‘Audience Prize’ at the Northern Ireland Opera Festival, […]

Remembering the Enniskillen man who swam to Scotland…

ENNISKILLEN’S renowned long distance swimmer Ted Keenan has been recognised for his North Channel swim, way back in 1973. Ted was only the third person ever to conquer the North Channel swim between Ireland and Scotland. Now, the man who swam the original  ‘triple crown’, the English, North and Bristol Channels, (he’s one of only […]

Unexpected death of man behind Cafe Merlot

THE unexpected death has taken place of highly accomplished chef, Gerard (Gerry) Russell, head chef at Cafe Merlot and Blakes of the Hollow for the past 20 years. Mr Russell from Glebe Court, Monea, but originally from Lurgan, was a skilled and talented chef who won numerous national wards and achieved the inclusion of Cafe […]

Andrew wins audience prize at Festival of Voice

FERMANAGH tenor Andrew Irwin is hitting all the right notes this weather. Andrew, who sings hymns regularly at Rossorry Church of Ireland, won the Audience Prize at the Northern Ireland Opera’s Festival of Voice at the weekend. The competition was held over a week in Belfast with just five selected finalists from across the island […]

Ally and Marian delighting audiences on line

MUSIC is playing a big part in people’s lives as they struggle after lockdown. Enniskillen entertainers Ally Harron and Marian Curry have witnessed it first hand as they too struggle to come to terms with the normal and entertainment. Ally points out, “My last real gig was in America on March 14 and nothing has […]

£1.6m price for ‘one of the best farms in Fermanagh’

WHAT has been described as ‘one of the best farms in the county’ is up for sale for £1.6million. The extensive farm with high quality facilities and agricultural land in Fermanagh can be sold as whole or in two lots. The 202 acre property at Benmore Road, Coracloon, Churchill, Derrygonnelly, is on the books of […]

TV actor Dunbar supports bid to sort raw sewage issue

RESIDENTS of an Enniskillen housing estate are up in arms because they say sewage which regularly overflows into the street is posing a serious real health risk. The residents at Galliagh Shore on Rossorry Church Road, have been fighting for several years to have the problem resolved after the developer went bust leaving a sewerage […]

Relief at last for households dogged by poor broadband

THE Council is urging residents and businesses to check if they may be eligible for an upgraded broadband connection through the new Universal Service Obligation (USO) for Broadband.   Under the USO for Broadband, residents and businesses have a legal right to request a decent, affordable broadband connection from BT. BT is in the process of […]

£250,000 package to help town centre back on its feet

ENNISKILLEN is expected to benefit from a quarter of a million pounds package from the  Department of Communities to support town centres in their economic recovery from the effects of Covid-19. This week Enniskillen Business Partnership responded to the announcement saying that the money should be spent in a rejuvenation scheme for Enniskillen town centre. […]