Derrygonnelly’s Karl links up with Claudia Buckley

AHEAD of making his debut on ‘Glór Tíre’, Karl Kirkpatrick recently teamed up with his mentor at a sold-out Mahon’s Hotel in Irvinestown. Claudia Buckley is quickly becoming one of Ireland’s top Country music stars and she was the special guest in Irvinestown for a recent concert. She was joined on stage by Derrygonnelly singer […]

GARDENING: Now’s the time to start planting those trees

IT’S brilliant February has arrived, every gardener knows what that means, it’s the perfect time to start planting those trees we forgot to plant last year just before the spring hits us with a bang. There is such a large variety of trees that we can plant some fine examples include Alder, Birch, Acer, Laburnum, Malus, […]

Derrygonnelly farmer Karl ready for TG4’s ‘Glór Tíre’

Derrygonnelly farmer Karl Kirkpatrick is set to put his singing talents to the test later this when he performs on TG4 talent show ‘Glór Tíre’. The talented musician, who regularly performs alongside Pettigo’s Paul Kelly, is one of eight Country music singers who are set to appear in the new series of the popular programme. […]

Celebrating ancient crafts in honour of St Brigid

IT MAY not be a bank holiday on this side of the border, but communities across Fermanagh are preparing to mark St Brigid’s Day tomorrow (Thursday), a national feast with orgins long pre-dating even the Christian saint it celebrates. In schools and homes across the county and its surrounding areas this week, hands will be busy making the traditional crosses […]

WATCH: Boho singer Maria wows with mash-up of top hits

BOHO singer Maria Cameron’s quickly becoming one of Fermanagh’s leading singers and she’s showcased her vocal talents with a mash-up of a number of hit songs on social media. The Fermanagh singer recently posted a video on Facebook where she’s recorded a version of Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s song ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’, mixed in with Amy Winehouse hit […]

Shock and sadness at sudden death of Kevin McGovern

THE Derrygonnelly community was left shocked and saddened following the death of one of its much loved residents Kevin McGovern. Mr McGovern, formerly of Doagh, passed away suddenly on Sunday, January 21, aged just 49. Born to parents Vera and the late Sean, Mr McGovern was a devoted family man. He was a brother to […]

Double delight for dancing star Aoife

SHE may only be nine years old, but Monea’s Aoife Higgins is quickly becoming a leading light in the Irish dancing scene. Aoife, a member with the Domican Academy of Irish Dancing, enjoyed a fairytale weekend recently, claiming first place at the Dungannon Féis and the East of Ireland Championship. At the weekend, the talented […]

Preparing your garden for bigger and better blooms

AUTUMN is by far the most important season for preparation, as correctly preparing this time of year will allow your garden to bloom much bigger and brighter next summer. There are many different jobs to be done during the run up to Christmas, so today we are going to take a quick glance at some […]

Keeping Kilcoo in range is key, says Jones

KILCOO claimed their 11th Down Championship in 12 years when they dispatched Burren with relative ease just over a fortnight ago. Next, it’s Derrygonnelly’s turn to give them a rattle. The teams last met in the 2021 Ulster Club Final on a day the Harps might prefer to forget. After keeping with the Down men for 15 […]

BREAKING NEWS: Ryder steps down as Erne Gaels manager

AFTER three years in charge, Seamus Ryder has stepped down as Erne Gaels Belleek manager. Ryder, a former player with the Belleek side, led his team to the Fermanagh Intermediate Football Championship title in 2021 and the Mannok Senior Football League Division One trophy in 2022. Under Ryder’s guidance, Erne Gaels also reached two successive […]