Kerr raises £15,000 for three charities from daily walk

AN INCREDIBLE £15,000 has been raised for three local charities thanks to the efforts of local man Michael Kerr who took on a mammoth fundraising challenge in November. The Enniskillen Rangers Manager trekked Fermanagh’s ‘stairway to heaven’ every day in November.  By the end of the month he had clocked up 450km and battled through […]

Long cold spell on the way after snowfall

IT WAS a case of “better late than never” for locals right across the county who had hoped for a white Christmas, as Storm Bella brought snow and biting sleet to parts of Fermanagh at the weekend. On St Stephen’s Day, forecasters put out a yellow (be aware) weather warning for wind and rain, as […]

Tens of thousands flock to ‘Stairway to Heaven’

EDUCATION could be key to controlling the crowds that have been descending on Cuilcagh in recent weeks, by letting visitors know they are walking on much more than just a social media friendly tourist attraction. Since the lockdown was eased, and with the entire country seemingly holidaying at home this year, tens of thousands have […]


Plans for new visitors centre boost for Cuilcagh

WHILE it may remain closed due to the lockdown, Fermanagh’s ‘stairway to heaven’ could soon be getting a boost after plans were revealed for a special eco-friendly visitors centre close to the phenomenally popular walk. The Cuilcagh Mountain Boardwalk was not included in the list local outdoor areas to be reopened to the public as […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]