Kind-hearted Bernadette ‘cared about everyone’

A TRILLICK native who died recently has been described as someone who ‘always put other people first.’ Bernadette McArt, died peacefully at her home on Friday, November 17. She was the sister of former Trillick footballer and Fermanagh and Omagh District Council worker, Gerry ‘Shep’ Donnelly, who died last month. Another sister, Kathleen O’Hagan, also passed […]

Postboxes for letters to lost loved ones

MEMORIAL postboxes allowing people to send ‘letters to loved ones in heaven’ have been unveiled at the Parish of Aghalurcher in Fermanagh to help the bereaved cope with their grief. The white postboxes have been erected at the entrance of St Mary’s, Maguiresbridge, and Holy Cross, Lisnaskea, graveyards. The white ‘Letters to Heaven’ postboxes will give parishioners the chance to […]

Tributes paid to former Trillick footballer ‘Shep’

A FORMER Trillick footballer who was also well-known as an official of the former Omagh District Council has died. Gerry Donnelly, affectionately known as ‘Shep’, was the dog warden for the local council from the 1980s. He was also the main researcher of the ‘GAA in Tyrone’ alongside the author, Joe Martin, who died in August, […]

Sadness at death of much-loved Doreen

THE Enniskillen community was left saddened following the passing of the late Doreen Boylan who was remembered as a ‘true townie’ who had an ‘endearing charm’. Formerly of 25, Derrygore Terrace, Mrs Boylan, aged 88, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday. Mrs Boylan (nee Haggins) was born in Mary Street in Enniskillen, between the […]

Death of Valerie recalls ‘Derrylin Starlight’ memories

THE much regretted passing of well known Derrylin traditional vocalist, Valerie McManus, has recalled whimsical memories of a long gone 1950’s era, when the Derrylin Starlight Dance Band was in its prime. For Valerie, who joined the band as a young teenager in 1952, after being asked by its leader, John McManus, who was to become […]