Home baking bonanza has sales of eggs sky rocketing!


THEY say it is the most important meal of the day but for many busy people breakfast has been long forgotten. But now families in lockdown are rediscovering the lost pleasure of a leisurely breakfast. As everyone embraces a return to long-forgotten morning routines, sales of eggs are soaring. The owner of one of Fermanagh’s […]


Death of popular Derrylin GAA man


THE unexpected death of popular Derrylin Gael Tom Maguire has shocked the local community. In his 74th year, Tom, a native of Boho, the fourth eldest of 14 children of Patrick and Mary Maguire. He was a leading Ulster Council steward, a familiar figure at all major provincial venues and Croke Park. Having played at […]


Changed times . . . but keep running for your well-being


Paul O’Neill has been involved athletics for many years and witnessed an upsurge in running throughout the county in the past 10 years. He feels it is so important for our sanity particularly during these days of lockdown because of Covid-19 and says … ‘Just keep on running at your own pace’ Originally, running was […]


Hoy and Devine’s European Championship debut in doubt


Young rally co-driver Brian Hoy should be well through his European Rally Championship debut by now but like a whole host of other sporting events, the future of the rally season is in doubt due to this ongoing Covid-19 crisis. Hoy admits it was very disappointing to hear the news that the Championship had been […]


Fermanagh club coach to tackle ‘kickathon’ for Aisling Centre


  FERMANAGH Ju Jitsu Club head coach, Master Lyle Gawley, 6th Dan, is set to tackle a ‘kickathon’ to raise money for the Aisling Centre in Enniskillen.   Initially, the club had hoped to host a ‘throwathon’, when the younger members would throw each other for the duration of their classes, with the same aim […]


Full swing on the golf course


    Bags packed, irons cleaned new balls and trollies at the ready.  This morning, Wednesday, golf courses around the North, including Enniskillen, take to the fairways after a two month break because of coronavirus.    The eagerly awaited re-opening of local clubs, including Enniskillen Golf Club has been met with a broad welcome.   […]


Council re-opens recycling centre


The Council has partially re-opened its household recycling centres at  Enniskillen and Kesh from today Monday 18 May to facilitate the disposal of essential waste for residents. The re-opening of the  centres follows confirmation from the Northern Ireland Executive that travel to and from a Recycling Centre was an approved journey under the regulations The […]


Tara’s running five a day for May


  Tara McLoughlin, 24, Derrygonnelly. Currently doing a PGCE, specialising in Physical Education. Raising money for PPE and other medical equipment for the frontline workers by running five kilometres a day in May. What is your greatest strength? Persisiting with something until it has been complete What is your greatest weakness? I can be wound […]


Lockdown spawns new anthology by local women writers


Four writers from Fermanagh feature in a new group of women from across the North who have used the global lockdown to fuel a powerhouse of literary creativity. The writers of Women Aloud Northern Ireland – among them published authors, novelists, poets and broadcasters – are publishing an anthology of short stories and poems, some […]


Death of GAA stalwart and former publican


THE death has taken place of one of Roslea Shamrocks’ long time stalwarts. Benny McDermott was immersed in the village GAA club, serving as player, coach, manager and official. Many would credit the Roslea man with revitalising the famous Shamrocks club when it was at a low ebb.  Benny, from Lackey Road, Roslea passed away […]