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Parish priest Fr Jimmy McPhillips warns that the drift of young people away from rural Fermanagh is having serious consequences for communities here. “It’s only two years since I arrived into the parish of Botha, a parish that has 560 families on record. But, these families are older than the average family because many of […]
UP to two thousand people are leaving Fermanagh every year to live elsewhere, it has been revealed.
THERE are growing fears of a ‘lost generation’ as thousands of local people, particularly the young, have emigrated over the last five years sparking concerns that communities are facing dwindling numbers of under 30s.
FERMANAGH’S GAA heads are becoming seriously concerned at the never-ending exodus of club players, mainly to Australia.
OVER two thirds of young people in Fermanagh said they know someone who may take their own life while three quarters of students predicted they won’t be living locally in ten years time.
ALMOST 1,000 people emigrated from Fermanagh between the middle of 2010 and 2011 amounting to 1.55% of the county’s population.