Coeliac sufferer urges people to get tested


A FERMANAGH woman who has lived with a serious autoimmune condition for over 15 years has urged local residents to be aware of the symptoms of coeliac disease. As part of Coeliac Awareness Month, Roslea woman Agnes Lynch has spoken out about the condition which affects around 10,000 people in the North. “Mary [Lynch] has Down’s […]


‘Fermanagh’s Got Country’ to return


THE Ardhowen Theatre is expected to be sold-out next week when some of the county’s leading Country music artists collaborate for a standout night of entertainment in Enniskillen. Excitement is building in the county for the upcoming ‘Fermanagh’s Got Country’ event which is set to take place at the Ardhowen Theatre in Enniskillen on Thursday, […]


Presentations made to retiring Delia


TRIBUTES continue to be paid to much-loved postmistress Delia Quigley who retired after 39 years of services to the the South Fermanagh community through her work at Derrylester Post Office. Ms Quigley, originally from Boho, recently confirmed her retirement as postmistress at Derrylester Post Office, bringing down the shutters at one of the longest-standing community institutions […]


Tempo traps takes centre stage in Fermanagh museum


A TRADITIONAL horse-drawn cart which is 120 years old has taken centre stage at the Fermanagh County Museum in Enniskillen in a bid to showcase “the beautiful craftsmanship” of a past era. Established back in 1835, the McKeagney family in Tempo was widely regarded for their coachbuilding workshop, where they built a range of transport […]


The Linnet Inn has stood test of time


AFTER surviving a Civil War, financial recessions, the introduction of the dreaded breathalyser, and a global pandemic, The Linnet Inn in Boho is still going strong after 100 years in business. Since the late Brian McKenzie bought the Boho pub in 1968, rural pubs have, one by one, slowly vanished. The Linnet Inn, however, has defied the […]


Art, history and heritage come together in Belleek


IT’S famous across the globe for its rich heritage of craftsmanship, and last weekend art and history rhymed in Belleek as the ‘Potter’s Bench’ was unveiled in the heart of the village. A public art project that was years in the making, Friday saw the community come together in the border town for the big […]


Fermanagh woman wins Global Award


EMMA Weaver of Mental Wealth International has been named health and wellbeing as well as wellness and wellbeing Award winner of the 2024 Women Changing the World Awards. The Women Changing the World Awards presented by Oprah Winfrey’s all-time favourite guest, Dr. Tererai Trent, celebrate and recognize women achieving outstanding success in areas such as […]


Catholic bishops call on support to decriminalise drugs


BISHOPS in the North have said that treating drug use as a social, not a criminal issue, can help tackle the substance use crisis here. Ahead of last Thursday’s General Election, the bishops urged voters to press candidates to support drug decriminalisation and the creation of facilities to help addicts. In their Pastoral Reflection, the bishops, headed by All-Ireland […]


Footgolf elite roll into Enniskillen for Ulster Open


FOOTGOLF enthusiasts are in for a treat as the prestigious FGAI Ulster Open FIFG 250 descends upon the picturesque Enniskillen Golf Club this Sunday, July 14. The lively competition, hosted by the FootGolf Association of Ireland, will see the finest footgolfers from across Ireland and beyond test their skills on a brand-new course over 36 challenging […]


Western Trust success at NI Nurse of the Year Awards


Western Health and Social Care Trust celebrated incredible success at the RCN NI Awards 2024. Several local nurses won awards at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Northern Ireland Nurse of the Year Awards 2024 held at the Culloden Hotel, Holywood recently. Melaine Stronge, from Clabby, Fivemiletown jointly won the Health Care Support Worker Award. Melaine […]