Summer play schemes a hit with the kids


By Matthew Leslie A KIDS scheme for the school holiday set up to give children something to do during the pandemic two years ago has gone from strength to strength as it enters its third summer in a row. Adrian McGurn, 32, from Derrygonnelly set up the scheme during the summer of 2020 to help […]


Fermanagh musicians excel in Mullingar!


By Mark McGoldrick SHAUNEEN Maguire and Odhran Harbinson were the big winners at the All-Ireland Fleadh in Mullingar which took place at the weekend. Maguire, from Comhaltas Derrylin, took first place in the over-18 piano accordion competition, winning the ‘Christopher Niland Cup’. Derrygonnelly’s Harbinson, meanwhile, was part of the 15-18 Ceilidh Band, under the leadership of […]


Derrygonnelly home is on the market for around £1.5 million


By Rebecca McGirr Take a look inside this outstanding, fully renovated, eight bedroom period property in the heart of the Fermanagh countryside, once visited by the famous author C.S Lewis as a child. The property is on the market for £1,450,000 and is steeped in an interesting history. Built in 1829 by reverend Hamilton as […]


Harps blood running through the veins


Derrygonnelly’s wing half back, Oisin Smyth comes from a long line of Smyth footballers who’ve pulled on the purple and gold. In 1924, the founding year of the Harps club, Charlie Smyth, Oisin’s great grandfather played for the club. Then followed Oisin’s grandfather, Sean, who is current joint president along with Francie Rasdale. From 1988 […]


Does physical activity really improve your mental health?


Christmas, although it was one a lot different to its predecessors as a result of Covid-19 restrictions, gave people the opportunity to take time out, relax, recover and get ready for another busy year. One sports and fitness expert in the county, however, feels it is time that people get down to business and adopt […]


Marian clocks up the miles for Breast Cancer awareness


DURING the month of October, Marian Gallagher pulled on the walking shoes and clocked up the miles to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Now. Over four weeks, the Derrygonnelly native walked 100 miles for the charity and raised a staggering £2,870 in the process. Marian, having witnessed at first hand the work that […]


Cassidy ready to build on previous successes


For all Declan Cassidy’s success, last year’s county final defeat dominated the winter. Being on the outside, looking in at winners, does that. In that moment, his seven winners’ medals were irrelevant. The Harps had the chance to emulate Sunday’s opponents, Enniskillen Gaels, and their six-in-row. In Cassidy’s first county final, 2004, they stopped the […]