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 […]

Belleek bishop named one of most influential in history

BISHOP Edward Daly has been recognised as one of the most influential people to have ever lived in these isles.  Bishop Daly, who was born in Ballyshannon in 1933 and brought up in Belleek, has been included in the latest edition of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (DNB), which is a collection of biographies […]

‘Straddle’ businessman dies after short illness

POPULAR businessman Sean McCrory of Lowerybane, Belleek has passed away peacefully at SWAH after battling a short illness. The Tyrone native and former owner of the popular ‘Straddle Service Station’ is survived by his wife Pat and daughter Nicola, who as a family “played a big part in the local community of Belleek.” He was […]

Residents in Belleek ‘living in fear in their own homes

ELDERLY residents are feeling unsafe in their own homes in Belleek, while many other residents and visitors are also feeling intimidated, after a spate of anti-social behaviour in the village.  A group of teenagers are reportedly harassing business people, bullying other youths, and banging on the homes of older people in the middle of the […]


Southern pump prices set to remain cheaper than North

MANY may have thought the massive carbon tax announced in last week’s budget in Dublin would eventually lead to an end to traditionally lower southern fuel prices.  However, one local fuel trader has explained to the Herald how little will actually change at the pumps, and warned a carbon tax could soon be introduced here […]

Big boost for Belleek with lotto awards

BELLEEK is the big winner as seven community groups across the county have been awarded essential funding.  A total of £61,176 has been granted to seven different community groups by the National Lottery Awards.  The grants will be used for refurbishments, new equipment and to fund a family fun weekend.  Belleek GAA team Erne Gaels […]

At the age of 101, Belleek’s oldest lady Tessie dies

BELLEEK’S oldest resident Tessie McGoldrick, who will be fondly remembered as someone who went the extra mile to help others, has been laid to rest.  The 101-year-old, lived at the top of the village’s Main Street with her late husband Hughie for many years. Over the years Tessie welcomed many through her door for a […]


Brollagh parents defend school’s academic record

THE campaign to save St Mary’s High School Brollagh continues, as the school’s Parents Action Group battle to protect post-primary education in Belleek.  At a meeting of the Council’s policy and resource committee in mid June, Cllr Alex Baird posed an open-ended question in regard to the curriculum provision for pupils at St Mary’s. He […]