Fermanagh Country stars to perform in Irvinestown


SOME of Fermanagh’s top Country music stars are set to unite for a special fundraising dance tomorrow night in aid of raising money for the Fermanagh Down Syndrome Group. Tomorrow (Thursday) night, Mahon’s Hotel in Irvinestown is set to play host to the fundraiser, which is aiming to raise proceeds for the non-profit organisation. Derrygonnelly […]


Late Fermanagh cyclist’s memory celebrated by friend


A TEMPO native and keen cyclist will be remembered by his best friend in a tough cycling challenge that will also help raise money for the Kevin Bell Repatriation Trust. Aran Sheridan, 52, passed away peacefully in his sleep while on a cycling holiday in Majorca on May 3. Originally from Tempo, Mr Sheridan was a former pupil of St […]


Cabinet Office’s view was to ‘let Bobby Sands die’


A NEW book by a respected Irish journalist has revealed the ultra-hard line a top civil servant had on the hunger strikes and that the Cabinet office’s approach to Bobby Sands was “let the hoor die”. In his memoir, ‘Eyewitness to War and Peace’, journalist Eamonn Mallie said he was shocked by the ferocity of the language […]


Enniskillen community saddened at death of Don Jones


THE Enniskillen community has been left deeply saddened following the passing of Don Jones who was described as a ‘well respected and well regarded man’. Formerly of College Gardens in Enniskillen, Mr Jones passed away peacefully on Sunday, surrounded by his family. Mr Jones was born in the townland of Cullen in Monea. Growing up […]


Fermanagh care staff completely stressed out by system


A FERMANAGH carer has spoken out about the daily challenges in delivering care to those who need it in the local community, outlining how it is not a shortage of staff that is leading to issues, but the system itself. The frustrated carer reached out to the Herald in response to our reporting on the heartbreaking […]


Philomena Begley sells out Fermanagh venue


PHILOMENA Begley is set to make her long-awaited return to the Ardhowen Theatre this week and the Enniskillen venue has confirmed that it’s going to be a sold-out gig. On Wednesday, February 21, the much-loved Philomena Begley is going to headline a major show at the Ardhowen Theatre, alongside legendary singer Ray Lynam. Philomena Begley […]


Fermanagh actor Lawson supports sex abuse campaign


OPENING up about a terrifying ordeal as a child, Fermanagh actor Charlie Lawson has revealed that he escaped being a victim of sexual abuse by the ‘skin of my teeth’. Best known for playing Jim McDonald in Coronation Street, the Enniskillen-born actor has linked up with well-known author Emma-Jane Taylor in an new campaign to […]


‘Fermanagh community is united behind our hospital’


THE POWER of the people of Fermanagh in the fight to save SWAH services is continuing to grow, with the current campaign to bring bariatric surgery to the hospital bringing the entire community together. As previously reported by the Herald, the Department of Health is currently running a consultation on the future of obesity services, which […]


COLUMN: Is there anything after this?


IN THE 1980s when I worked as a priest in a town in Fermanagh, I lived next door to a couple who were rather traditional, conservative Catholics. I wouldn’t have thought of myself as their type of priest as I was a product of the post-Vatican 2 church which for a very brief period flirted with some […]


Council extends its well wishes to King Charles


LOCAL councillors have expressed their warm wishes to King Charles following his cancer diagnosis, as well as to all those in the local area going through the same journey. At the February meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh Council, Victor Warrington said, “On behalf of our party grouping I wish to offer our heartfelt wishes to His […]