Clarification demand over possible closure of Drumclay Home

THE local Council is to seek clarification on the future of Drumclay  Nursing Home after rumours surfaced of potential closure. The facility had closed before but was re-opened by the Western Health and Social Care Trust to relieve pressure on hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic, and particularly during surges. Sinn Fein’s Councillor Tommy Maguire brought the issue […]

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Drumclay Care Home re-opens this week

Just one year since it’s closure was first announced, Drumclay Care Home has officially re-opened.  The care facility in Enniskillen re-opened this week under the Western Trust and aims to provide a new care model for older people during the transition from hospital and home.  The owners of Drumclay Care Home, Ebbay Group, announced the […]

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Drumclay to be hospital halfway house

DRUMCLAY Care Home, which is due to reopen again in the near future, will be a type of ‘halfway house’ for patients, acting as a bridge between hospital and home, according to the Western Trust. Around half of inpatients at SWAH over the age of 70 at any given time, and many over the age […]

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New plans to reopen nursing home to free up SW hospital

DRUMCLAY Nursing Home could be reopened in the near future, with the Western Trust considering taking over the shut-down home, the Herald can reveal.  Currently a third of all patients at SWAH each week are over the age of 85, while over half are over the age of 70. Deputy chief executive of the Western […]


Man smoking joint when police called

AN ENNISKILLEN man who was smoking a cannabis joint when police called to his door has been fined.  Lee Carty (30) of Drumbawn Close, Drumclay pleaded guilty to possession of a Class B drug at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday.  Police had called to Carty’s address at around 4.50pm on Saturday, September 29th. He was […]

Ministers launch crannog ‘finds’

TWO Northern Ireland ministers, Alex Attwood (DoE) and Arlene Foster (Tourism) officially opened the first-ever ‘Drumclay Crannog’ exhibition last week in the Fermanagh County Museum.