‘New homes for Donagh needed’

FERMANAGH people have been asked ‘would you like to live in Donagh?’ as the need for social and affordable housing in the area is now being investigated.  Those who are interested have been asked to register their interest by contacting the Housing Executive which the organisation says will assist in assessing the level of housing […]

Donagh rallies round Helen to go the extra mile

LOCAL super-mum Helen Davis has certainly went the ‘extra mile’ this lockdown, with help from her former GAA club St Patrick’s, Donagh, together their efforts raised over £4,000 for mental health charity ‘Pieta House’ through the ‘Run4Pieta’ twenty-four hour challenge. Speaking to the Herald on her recent achievement, Helen said, “I would have always done […]

Locals show support as missing father is laid to rest

AN 18-year-long mystery came to an end on Friday, as the remains of missing man and father-of-four Tony Lynch were finally returned back to his family home in Magheraveely after years of unanswered questions surrounding his disappearance. Speaking to the Herald, Peter Lynch who became the spearhead of his late father’s missing campaign said; “As […]

New housing plans for Donagh welcomed as demand on rise

DONAGH could be in line for a boost to its residential housing, that is if planners give the go ahead for 10 new houses.  A planning application has been submitted for the development of new houses on the Moorlough Road close to the village. The applicant, Newpark Homes Ltd propose the development of a mix […]

Bus shelter artists brightening up those early mornings

A SELECTION of works of art have been displayed on bus shelters across rural communities within Sliagh Beagh, as part of a new initiative to “enrich the lives of rural communities.”  Over the course of the year, workshops will take place across the county to bring more visual arts to remote areas. The Sliabh Beagh […]

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Social media solves mystery of Donagh’s missing defib

THERE was relief in Donagh last week after the power of social media helped secure the safe and speedy return of the village’s defibrillator.  The live-saving piece of equipment, which is located at the Millennium Hall, had been reported missing last week.  However, within hours of Facebook appeals by both the Donagh Development Information page […]

GAA clubs are gearing up for the big switch-on!

GAA clubs across the county are taking part in an ‘Ireland Lights Up’ initiative. The aim is to bring communities together to enjoy walking in safety under the bright lights of local GAA clubs. The Lights Up initiative encourages locals to get out and exercise during the darker nights. Participating clubs will switch their floodlights […]

Speeding motorists big worry for roadside school

ROAD safety due to the speed of vehicles passing St Joseph’s primary school on the Dernawilt Road in Donagh has been highlighted again this week.  The rural primary school is positioned just feet from the roadside. School pupils have been observing the speed of passing vehicles this week. The Fermanagh and Omagh Policing and Community […]

Sadness at the death of Donagh GAA club stalwart

THE community in Donagh has been shocked at the unexpected death of one of their footballing stalwarts James McCabe of Alexander Rise.  Jimmy, a founder member of St Patrick’s GFC in Donagh, was instrumental in the development of the new Louis Leonard Memorial Park, also overseeing the development of the clubhouse and changing facilities. He […]

Donagh school celebrates forty years

THERE was cause for great celebration in Donagh as St Joseph’s Primary School marked its 40th anniversary.  The school first opened in 1979 and was blessed by Bishop Patrick Mulligan. 184 pupils were on the schools register on its opening day. To celebrate 40 years of education at St Joseph’s pupils past and present engaged […]