Focus On: Chefs – Lusty Beg Island Resort

Name: Marta Szczęsna Business: Lusty Beg Island Resort Why did you become a chef? I have always felt that the kitchen is a place filled with magic, where flavours dance like notes in a symphony. As a child, I watched in awe as my grandmother, an exceptional cook, prepared meals with love. It was in […]

Video of legendary poet Heaney at Boa Island emerges

FOOTAGE has emerged of a short film made on Boa Island by legendary poet, Seamus Heaney. The clip dates back to 1972 and was shown on the BBC. The footage was released last week on the 10th anniversary of Heaney’s death. Although not the sunniest of days, the dark weather adds to the drama of […]


Hotel worker denies murdering ex-partner

THE former partner of Charlotte Murray, who was reported missing in 2013, is to stand trial for her murder later this year, following a hearing at Dungannon Crown Court sitting in Belfast. The two first met while working at Lusty Beg hotel complex near Kesh. John Patrick Miller (48) who is originally from Coleraine but […]


Assortment of drugs ‘were to manage pain’

A BOA ISLAND man who was found to have a range of different drugs in his car and home said he was using them for pain management, a court has heard. Aiden McGrath from Tullychurry Road, Rossharbour, Leggs appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday where he pleaded guilty to possessing Class A, Class B, […]

Trial over toddler death collapses

THE TRIAL of a university student who allegedly blames a young mum for causing the fatal car crash that killed her 18-month-old son on the Boa Island Road, has had to be aborted for legal reasons on Monday.