Paul Lyons and grandson Charlie all set to climb Cuilcagh this weekend

FERMANAGH MAN Paul Lyons and his grandson Charlie McNulty are back on the road again this weekend in order to raise essential funds for the Fermanagh branch of Friends of the Cancer Centre.  The duo will take on Cuilcagh Mountain this Sunday, and are hoping to beat last year’s target of raising over £1,300 by […]

Cross border effort to rescue injured walker on Cuilcagh

EMERGENCY services from both sides of the border helped rescue an injured walker on the Cuilcagh Mountain boardwalk last week. The walker, who had been injured in a fall, was taken to hospital following the rescue operation on Sunday, June 13. The North West Mountain Rescue Team (NWRT), the PSNI, the Fire and Rescue Service […]

Cuilcagh challenge after tragic death of young dad

A GROUP of young people are fundraising for two mental health charities in memory of their friend who died tragically a number of weeks ago..  Nineteen-year-old Ryan Breadon from Magheraveely Road, Newtownbutler died on August 31st 2019 at South West Acute Hospital.  Ryan had a son called Corey with his  partner Courtney Graydon, and was […]


Crowds pose threat to Cuilcagh

FEARS are growing the Cuilcagh Mountain boardwalk has become so popular it is now threatening the fragile ecosytem it was built to protect. The popularity of the boardwalk has grown so rapidly over the past four years the Marble Arch Geopark has been struggling to cope. The geopark has been working continually to counter this […]

Cuilcagh drama latest incident for mountain rescue team

IT’S been a busy year for the North West Mountain Rescue Team in Fermanagh as they were involved in 17 incidents locally.  North West Mountain Rescue Team (NWMRT) who are based at Florencecourt provide a search and rescue service to anyone in need in mountainous, remote or hostile environments in the county and the surrounding […]

Roadworks to ease access to Cuilcagh ‘boardwalk’

DRIVERS using the Marble Arch Road in the Florencecourt area will continue to face disruption over the next week as much needed resurfacing works get underway.  Work began on the road on Monday, December 10th, and is due to continue until next Friday, December 21st. Around 1.8km of the road is being improved with strengthening […]

Warning issued after mountain walkers have lucky escape

A warning has been issued by North West Mountain Rescue Team after three men had a lucky escape as they got lost on Cuilcagh Mountain and had to be rescued. The three young men left Florencecourt around 4.30pm last Monday heading for Cuilcagh Mountain, by following the Ulster Way but got into trouble as it quickly became dark […]