Fermanagh solidarity with Donegal after tragedy


A BOOK of condolences has been opened to allow the Fermanagh public to express their sympathy with the people of Creeslough, following the harrowing tragedy in which ten people lost their life last Friday. There has been an outpouring of grief following Friday’s devastating explosion, with people in Fermanagh showing solidarity with their neighbouring county. […]


Return to the island -Lough Derg reopens to pilgrims


JUST days before the celebration of the saint himself, it has been announced St Patrick’s Sanctuary at Lough Derg will be reopened to pilgrims this summer. Having been forced to close for the last two summers due to the Covid pandemic – the first time since 1828 the pilgrimage had to be suspended – the famous holy site will […]


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Donegal schools may be an option for Brollagh pupils


BROLLAGH: THE NORTH’S Education Minister, Peter Weir, has admitted that pupils from St Mary’s High School in Brollagh may be better off transferring to secondary schools in the South after the rural school closes . Local MLA Jemma Dolan, who attended Brollagh as a pupil, said she has already raised the possibility of Belleek students […]


Covid is linked to decline in local crossborder trade


TRAFFIC on some of Fermanagh’s border roads has fallen by over 40 percent since the current round of Covid restrictions came into force.  With tighter restrictions on both sides of the border, traffic counters in Donegal have revealed a dramatic drop of thousands of vehicles using roads along the border since the Level Five lockdown […]


Garda checkpoints go up as Donegal goes into lockdown


WITHIN hours of the Donegal being ‘locked down’ again at the weekend, Garda checkpoints went up at various crossings from Fermanagh into the county.  After it was announced Donegal was to be moved to Level 3 of the south’s Covid restrictions system last Thursday night, An Garda Siochana announced on Friday it was resuming ‘Operation […]


Bundoran beach regains Blue Flag


BUNDORAN has regained its Blue Flag status, having temporarily lost the hallmark for beach quality last year. The popular beach was one of several local to Fermanagh that was included in this year’s list of Blue Flag awards, with Rossnowlagh, Murvagh, Fintra, and Rosses Point all also recognised by the international committee for their high […]


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Public urged to stay on this side of border


 THERE has been uproar in Fermanagh’s border counties after it was revealed a loophole means day trippers from the North cannot be fined or arrested for breaching social distancing rules in the South. An Garda Siochana are continuing to carry out checkpoints along the border as part of Operation Fanacht, and will turn back northern […]


Anger as crowds flock to beaches despite virus


LOCAL people have been up in arms since images emerged across social media on Sunday with regards to the mass of people gathered on both Bundoran and Rossnowlagh beaches, making things appear ‘normal’ while the midst of a pandemic. Although guidelines issued by both governments across the country advised people to stay in-doors, it would […]


Giant windfarm may be even bigger than first planned…


A CONTROVERSIAL wind farm that will be seen from right across Lower Lough Erne could be even bigger than originally feared.  The Derrykillew and Corlea Wind Farm site is just two miles from the Commons in Belleek, but because it is on the Donegal side of the border residents in Fermanagh there was no consultation […]