Call for urgent work to repair vital road bridge

CALLS for repairs to a ‘vital’ bridge over Lough Erne which caters for hundreds of vehicles every week have once again been made. Roscor bridge was blown up by the Army during the Troubles and to date it remains in what has been said to be an ‘unsuitable’ condition.  The bridge had previously been singled […]

Activity packs for local folk isolated at home

ACTIVITY packs have been delivered to those shielding or isolating at home. The Bfriend Hub project volunteers are making befriending calls daily to around 200 older people across Fermanagh, Omagh and Strabane who are shielding or isolating at home, may live alone and have limited contact.  With home befriending visits postponed the local volunteer centre […]

Local shops are putting safety first

LOCAL shops have put their best foot forward when it comes to helping the communities they serve through what are unprecedented times. Retailers here have rose to the challenge of social distancing. From Trillick to Belleek, sanitisers and antibacterial wipes are the first thing customers meet upon entering shops. This week the Herald spoke to […]

Vets may be facing prospect of medicine rationing

ISSUES with the flow of supply in veterinary medicine has left local vets facing up to rationing during what is one of the busiest seasons of the farming calendar. Local vet Innes Redmond of Lakeland Veterinary Services, with practices in Derrygonnelly and Belleek outlined challenges in getting essential products such as surgical scrubs and local […]

Tourists flock to Fermanagh for ‘a day in the bog’

WHEN people think of Fermanagh’s beautiful landscape they usually conjure images of lakes and forests, or the caves and Cuilcagh. A turf bog wouldn’t normally be what first comes to mind.  Thanks to the creative thinking of a Belleek family, however, scores of foreign tourists have been leaving the county with memories of not only […]

Stronger sterling makes it a good time to head south!

IF you’re heading south or  jetting off to the sun now is a good time to get good value on the euro. The recent surge in strength of Sterling has seen the currency rise close to its highest level against the Euro since the EU referendum over three years ago. The demand for Euro in […]