Crowds pose threat to Cuilcagh

FEARS are growing the Cuilcagh Mountain boardwalk has become so popular it is now threatening the fragile ecosytem it was built to protect. The popularity of the boardwalk has grown so rapidly over the past four years the Marble Arch Geopark has been struggling to cope. The geopark has been working continually to counter this […]


Nisha set to conquer her fear of heights

A FERMANAGH teenager who is terrified of heights is planning on jumping out of a plane to help others struggling with mental health issues. St Kevin’s student Nisha Maguire is preparing for a 13,000ft sky dive for the end of August, all to raise funds for the Aisling Centre in Enniskillen. It is a cause […]


Pig farm protesters in appeal for crossborder support

A LOCAL community group has been lobbying neighbouring councils south of the border for help objecting to a proposed pig farm. Around 60 people turned out for a meeting organised by the Derrylin Community Association at St Ninnidh’s Hall last Thursday, which focused mainly on a planning application for a piggery close to the village. […]

Recycling service helping with back-to-school costs

FERMANAGH families are going into debt in order to cover the cost of their children returning to school.  However, the fast-growing Facebook community, Fermanagh Free-Cycle, is a growing resource for struggling parents too. Based on the premise of giving away old items free in order to encourage reuse and to reduce waste, increasingly parents of […]

New 64-house developmentplanned for Enniskillen

PLANS are progressing for a major housing development in Enniskillen that will provide scores of new family homes in the Tempo Road area.  As revealed by the Herald back in November, 64 new houses are planned for a site at Cherry Dale on the Tempo Road, close to the Cherrymount Link Roundabout.  The plans include […]

One step closer to a ‘no deal’ disaster

WITH the confirmation on Tuesday Boris Johnson will be the next prime minister of the UK, the fear of a potentially catastrophic no-deal Brexit is now palpable across Fermanagh. While DUP leader Arlene Foster tweeted excitedly from her Enniskillen office on Tuesday lunchtime, adding the hashtag “historic days” as she was “awaiting the announcement from […]


Bright future for historic building with dark past

PLANS for the pioneering redevelopment of the old Enniskillen Workhouse have been revealed. The Council is getting set to begin work on transforming the 19th century building into a heritage hub that will also include enterprise facilities. Recognising the historical importance of the workhouse and its significance in the town, the Council is held two […]