Ringfenced beds at SWAH ‘difficult to maintain’


DESPITE assurances of around 30 ringfenced beds for patients transferred from South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) to Altnagelvin Hospital for emergency general surgery, the Western Health and Social Care Trust has confirmed this proved “difficult to maintain” and the beds were reallocated. However, it has since been stressed the beds have been reinstated as of last […]


Fermanagh band The Tumbling Paddies tease new music


FANS of The Tumbling Paddies have been left excited after some of the bands members posted a photo teasing that some new music could be on the way. Gareth Maguire, the lead singer of the Fermanagh band, was snapped alongside percussionist John McCann and guitarist Ciarán Owens, with the caption ‘doing something cool in our […]


Fermanagh parents warned of rise in whooping cough


PARENTS in Fermanagh and across the North have been put on alert after five babies died in England due to whooping cough. In worrying news for parents, there’s been a significant rise in cases of whooping cough, which can be extremely serious for babies. According to the Public Health Agency, there have been 769 cases […]


Fracking ban motion good for Fermanagh


ECONOMY Minister Conor Murphy’s recent announcement at the Northern Ireland Assembly that he would bring forward a motion to stop fracking in the North was welcome news to residents of rural Fermanagh. The proposal to ban onshore oil and gas exploration and production in the North would cover all forms of onshore petroleum exploration and production – including […]


Fermanagh couple support baby loss certificate calls


A BEREAVED Fermanagh father feels that the implementation of baby loss certificates could help parents through their grief. A baby that dies after 24 weeks is officially recorded as a stillbirth. Despite significant and increasing calls from parents, there is no such formal recognition for babies lost earlier than 24 weeks. After appeals from support […]


Chocolatier ready for Fermanagh market


Enniskillen’s real life Willy Wonka will be back at this years international market. The Enniskilen International Market is returning to Enniskillen Castle from Friday 17 May until Sunday 19 May. This year’s market is celebrating over 50 traders, offering food enthusiasts, families, and everyday explorers the very best international cuisine, artisanal products, and handmade goods. Jordan […]


Fermanagh singer Sean Magee releases his new single


FERMANAGH multi-instrumentalist Sean Magee has taken another major step in his music career by releasing his third single. The Enniskillen talent, who is a former Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann champion, recently dropped his new track ‘Ballyconnell Fair’ to the delight of his ever-growing fan base. The song, which is centred around the rural countryside and […]


Fermanagh to raise glass to celebrate World Whiskey Day


IRISH people don’t need an excuse to have a drink, but there is even more of an incentive this weekend. Saturday is World Whiskey Day and events are taking place all over the globe to celebrate it. Having a wee dram is more popular now than ever. Whiskey connoisseur Pat Blake of Blake’s of the Hollow […]


Fermanagh firm teams up with Cancer Focus branch


ONE of Fermanagh’s leading businesses is set to ‘take over’ a local charity shop in a bid to raise money for Cancer Focus NI. As part of a major fundraiser taking place across the North for Cancer Focus NI, Fermanagh firm Mannok is going to be swapping places with the staff at the Enniskillen shop […]