Family farmstead targeted in ‘mindless, wanton’ attack

IN WHAT has been another week of rural crime in Fermanagh, a family farmhouse near Kesh has been trashed and daubed with sectarian graffiti.  The homestead on the Slievebane Road at Tedd has been in the Johnston family for four generations and although it’s unoccupied at the moment, the farm is let out to a […]


Mass to mark opening of new car park at cemetery

THERE will be a unique celebration at the old Drumully cemetery this weekend. On Sunday, September 8th, Canon Jimmy McPhillips will celebrate an open air Mass at the monastic site, beside Clogher Markets at Wattlebridge. The ceremony is taking place to mark the opening of a new carpark at lane at the historic cemetery. The […]


Border unionists living in fear of bombers’ return

LAST WEEK’S bomb attack in Newtownbutler has left many in the surrounding area worried the ‘bad old days’ could be on their way back. Following the explosion on the main Cavan Road, Chief Constable Simon Byrne said he believed the absence of political leadership and growing social inequality was creating a atmosphere ripe for dissidents. […]

Pet-owners water warning after death of Labrador pup

PET OWNERS and swimmers in Fermanagh are being urged to be wary of potentially lethal algae developing on the Lough.  At the end of July a 16-month-old Labrador died when it jumped into Craigavon Lake while there was a blue algae bloom on the water. The puppy became seriously ill afterwards, leading its owner to […]

Sean Hoy

Local business figure and ‘great community man’ dies

ONE OF Enniskillen’s best-known businessmen, Sean Hoy has died after a short illness. Mr Hoy passed away peacefully last Friday, August 9th in hospital in Omagh. Known for his friendly personality, long hair, and good humour, he ran an information technology business on East Bridge Street began his career as a taxi man in the […]

Foster denies dismissing plan to attract Center Parcs

FERMANAGH missed out on being the site for the phenomenally popular new Center Parcs resort in Ireland as it was just a little too out of the way, the Herald can reveal. The multi-million Euro resort opened its doors at Longford Forest at the beginning of this month. It employs over 1,000 people in its […]


‘Don’t panic’ advice for A Level students

WITH hundreds of students across Fermanagh currently awaiting their exam results, the advice is not stay calm, consider your options and, above all, don’t panic.  The A Level results will be released online tomorrow morning, Thursday, at 8.30am. Pupils will also be able to receive their results from their school, where their teachers and classmates […]

Disused cafe with half-million pounds price tag

A disused cafe in Enniskillen town centre has been put on the market for half a million pounds. The former Cafe Cellini on East Bridge Street, which has been boarded up for several years and was formerly Florence’s women’s clothes shop, is up for sale for offers over £495,000, with rates estimated to be just […]

‘Pride festival game-changer, but keep politics out’

PEOPLE need to “put political and religious opinions aside” and welcome a gay pride festival in Fermanagh to much needed support for the countless LGBT people in our community, according to a local man who attended the event.  Last weekend tens of thousands of revellers descended on Belfast for the annual Pride parade. For one […]