Enniskillen set to be the music hub this summer!

ENNISKILLEN in is set to be the entertainment capital of the North this summer with nine planned Drive-In shows now confirmed starting on the 24th July with the Queen of Country Music Philomena Begley with tickets now on sale from www.wegottickets.com/event/502118.    Saturday 25th July will be a Country Extravaganza with Robert Mizzell, Declan Nerney, […]

GAA stars bleach the locks for a good cause!

SINGER Rod Stewart’s album ‘Blondes have more Fun’ in his 1978 album has certainly been taken to heart by a group of Fermanagh GAA stars. A number of the Erne county’s boys are following that line to raise £5,000 for Olivia Mlhern. The Erne lads are hoping to raise much needed funds for the treatment […]

Is mental health still a taboo subject in changing room

KANE CONNOR (BELNALECK & FERMANAGH) Is the subject of mental health still a taboo subject in GAA dressing rooms? I think so. In a changing room full of lads, it goes back to that thing were too few are still prepared to talk about it. I suppose you’re part of a team, you’re focused and […]

Top national award for Manor House hotel

THE winning of the Irish Hotel’s Country House Hotel of the Year for 2020 has come at the perfect time, as the Manor House Country Hotel reopens its doors this Friday. The popular hotel was also awarded Best Wedding Venue of the Year Ulster along with the overall awards for Best Hotel Breakfast. General Manager […]

Is the GAA’s return roadmap demanding too much of our c

  Fermanagh’s finest club players to hear their views on some of the rules and regulations set out in the ‘Safe Return to Gaelic Games’ roadmap and also to hear their take on the fast-tracked plan that would see full contact training being able to resume.   Paul Breen (Kinawley Brian Boru’s) Kinawley Brian Boru’s […]

Teresa was among the last of a great generation

DERRYLIN woman Teresa Maguire was among the last of a great generation of Irish country mothers. Born in the townland of Aghyoule, Teresa epitomised that role of wife and mother, raising a large family in far from easy circumstances, bereft of modern amenities. One of the most elderly and most respected members of Derrylin Parish […]

Shaw continues his superb start

Charlie Shaw continued his superb start to the year with victory in the Bob Chambers Cup. Winning for the second week in a row, Shaw proved that the previous week was no fluke in making it back-to-back wins. In tricky conditions, the twenty handicapper got off to a solid start with 12 points over the […]

The new normal in the salon

  HAIRDRESSER Becky McClaughry who operates Becky McClaughry Hairdressing in Irvinestown was busy earlier this week ringing round more than 150 clients who had made booking for whenever she opened.   “It’s  going to be difficult,” she admitted. “There is a waiting list with over 150 people on it. We have to call all of […]

Budding writer Dara sure has a way with words!

Eleven year old primary school pupil Dara Leonard certainly has a flair with words. The St Mary’s Newtownbutler Primary School pupil has penned a poem which reflects his own thoughts and indeed the toughts of many during this difficult time under Covid-19. The primary seven pupil, a son of Noel and Catherine Leonard, was assigned […]