Galway calling for the Tumbling Paddies


FRESH off the back of a major tour of Australia, The Tumbling Paddies have released details for a busy and action-packed April calendar. The six-man band, who have risen through the ranks and become of the top music groups in the country, are set to kick off their month of tours in the Black Box […]


Semis are calling for Fermanagh singer Karl Kirkpatrick


AFTER a standout duet with rising Country music star Claudia Buckley, Derrygonnelly’s Karl Kirkpatrick has secured his spot in the semi-final of ‘Glór Tíre’. The Fermanagh farmer, who currently is a member of Pettigo’s Paul Kelly’s band, fought off stiff competition to book his place in the next round of the TG4 talent show. Kirkpatrick’s […]


Fermanagh woman Shelley Cowan defeats Cuilcagh


DESPITE fighting illness for the past 26 years Michelle Cowan has reached the top of Cuilcagh Mountain. Michelle, known as Shelley, took on this challenge to raise funds for the group she founded, JustUs. Bed bound for 12 years, she spoke about what it felt like when she made it to the top. “It was […]


Pay rise for Pilgrim Food Masters workers


WORKERS at Pilgrim’s Food Masters in Enniskillen have agreed an inflation-busting pay rise, with the boost being lauded as a trade union victory. Members of union Unite at the processing factory, which was formerly Kerry Foods, have ended their industrial dispute with bosses after accepting a pay rise of £1.02 per hour. The new offer […]


Even more reason to cry into your beer


PINTS are about to get even more expensive in Fermanagh. International alcohol distributor Diageo will increase the price of its draught beers by at least 5p. These include Guinness, Harp, Carlsberg, Hop House 13, Smithwicks and Rockshore. Meanwhile, Guinness 0.0, the non-alcoholic version, will go up by as much as 10p. The hikes will come into […]


Fermanagh singer Patrick Treacy to release new single


DONAGH singer Patrick Treacy is set to take a major step in his music career by releasing his second single later this month. On Saturday, April 20, the popular musician will headline a major concert at the St Patrick’s GFC clubhouse in Donagh, where he’ll launch his new track, ‘Starting Out’. A star-studded lineup has […]


Rio Ferdinand reveals Fermanagh connections


RIO Ferdinand has revealed he is part-Fermanagh man, with his wife Kate also having strong connections to the county. The former Manchester United star and England international was speaking at a cross-border youth event in Sligo last week that brought together young people from across the border counties, including Fermanagh, at the Sligo Rovers’s home […]