Campaign to save St Mary’s continues to gain momentum

The campaign to save St Mary’s High School, Brollagh continues to gain momentum. A public meeting held in the Gillaroo Centre, Garrison last Thursday saw scores of locals turn out to lend their support to organisers, the parent council, which is opposing proposals to close St Mary’s as early as 31 August 2020.  Following the […]


Doctor’s position in Belleek still unfilled

THE Rathmore Clinic in Belleek is still trying to recruit a much-needed new doctor at at time when rural practices across the North are struggling to fill doctors’ positions. The practice, which caters for around 4000 patients, is on the look-out for a new GP to join their team. The post has become available as […]

Shortage of priests has impact on Easter Masses

THE IMPACT of the priest shortage crisis in the church is being felt across parishes up and down the country this Easter, with parishioners being asked to travel to nearby parishes for services.  This is the case in the Bundoran/Ballyshannon (Rock) and Belleek/Garrison, two parishes that have been working together since sweeping diocesan changes came […]

Guards track down mystery briquette man

A MAN who was filmed taking two bales of briquettes from outside a local shop before driving off without paying for them has been tracked down by the Garda, the Herald understands.  On Monday, Rooney’s Centra in Belleek shared CCTV stills from  the incident on Sunday evening on social media. The footage included a relatively […]

Dear Prime Minister, Belleek children ask for a rethink

PUPILS at St Davog’s Primary School in Belleek have recently been learning all about Europe. As part of their topic the children in P6 and P7 classes have been exploring Brexit and the possible impact that the introduction of a hard border would have. Geraldine Keown, principal at St Davog’s, explained that due to the […]

Food Service award for Colm

Belleek man Colm Daly, business manager for Sodexo at Allstate NI, has received the Business and Industry Award on behalf of his team at the annual Food Service Management Awards in London.   Colm is with colleagues Alaistair Armstrong, account manager, Government Services and Cathy Adamson, craft development chef for Sodexo in Northern Ireland, who was […]

‘Vital’ bridge over Erne may never be restored

A LOCAL bridge used that was blown up by the British Army during the Troubles still hasn’t been properly fixed, and may never be if funding isn’t found, despite being used by hundreds of motorists every week.  The Roscor Bridge Road in Belleek currently can’t support heavy loads and is in poor condition overall. The […]