New Hulu show to be filmed in Bundoran and Ballyshannon

A NEW TV show by RTÉ and US streaming giant Hulu is set to be flimed along the Fermanagh border in the coming months, and will be screened to international audiences on release. The black comedy starring Siobhán Cullen, called ‘Obituary’, will centre on a small-town obituarist living in the west of Ireland, who resorts […]

BELLEEK UPDATE: Firefighters respond to significant flooding

LAST NIGHT firefighters from Belleek and Enniskillen Fire Station responded to reports of significant flooding across 2 main roads in Belleek. Firefighters from Ballyshannon Fire Station also attended the incident.   A spokesperson from the NIFRS said, “A male had become trapped in his car but was out of the vehicle when Firefighters arrived. “Firefighters […]


Donegal schools may be an option for Brollagh pupils

BROLLAGH: THE NORTH’S Education Minister, Peter Weir, has admitted that pupils from St Mary’s High School in Brollagh may be better off transferring to secondary schools in the South after the rural school closes . Local MLA Jemma Dolan, who attended Brollagh as a pupil, said she has already raised the possibility of Belleek students […]

Archaeologists uncover ancient human remains

A 4,000-YEAR-OLD cremation urn, containing the remains of a Bronze Age person, is one of many “very significant” items recently found in the Erne waterway.  As reported in last week’s Herald, a large cache of thousands of Bronze and Stone Age tools were found in a Leitrim lake during the lockdown. This latest discovery was […]

Nursing home evacuated over Covid-19 fears

A BALLYSHANNON nursing home has been evacuated over concerns of a possible Covid-19 outbreak at the facility.  The Irish Red Cross and Irish Civil Defence Forces were drafted in to help evacuate 19 patients from the Rock Community Hospital in the border town last week. The Herald understands a number of staff at the home […]

Giant windfarm may be even bigger than first planned…

A CONTROVERSIAL wind farm that will be seen from right across Lower Lough Erne could be even bigger than originally feared.  The Derrykillew and Corlea Wind Farm site is just two miles from the Commons in Belleek, but because it is on the Donegal side of the border residents in Fermanagh there was no consultation […]

New gardai on the border beat

WITH the border dominating conversations up and down the countryside at the minute, An Garda Siochana have announced scores of new officers in our nearest border counties, and more could be on the way.  Whether the conversation is about Brexit or recent crime sprees, policing along the border is a hot topic right now. So […]


Jail for drunk driver who rammed gardai in getaway

A Fermanagh man has been jailed for 15 months after ramming a garda car in drink fuelled dangerous driving incidents at various locations in south Donegal last week. 34-year-old Brian Corrigan, Drumbroughas, Macken, County Fermanagh drove a stolen vehicle while drunk, with no insurance and repeatedly failed to stop for gardai who had to use […]