Fermanagh road to close one-way for three months

A ONE-WAY section of the Tempo Road in Enniskillen is set to close next week for over three months as part of a major gas conversion project in the town. One of the North’s leading gas network operators, Evolve, is set to move into Enniskillen on Monday to begin laying mains and start work on […]

Another local contestant for Miss Northern Ireland 2024

A local girl has been selected as a finalist for Miss Northern Ireland. In one of the final heats of the Miss NI competition Kayleigh McCarron was crowned ‘Miss Jailbird’. The heat took place at The Jailbird Garden Bar where Miss Jailbird and Miss Cookstown were crowned on the night. The 18-year-old student from Clogher will […]

The Tumbling Paddies prepare for Donegal Rally

WITH Fermanagh drivers Garry Jennings and Alastair Fisher set to cut up the top at the Donegal Rally, one of the county’s top bands will be providing live music at the major sporting event. Hundreds of motorsport fans are expected to flock to Donegal later this year, when the hugely popular and much-anticipated Donegal Rally […]

Fermanagh politician meets with cleric at Stormont

A FERMANAGH politician said it was an ‘absolute pleasure’ to meet with one of Ireland’s most recognisable priests during a visit to Stormont. Fermanagh and South Tyrone MLA, Áine Murphy, recently met up with Monghan cleric Fr Martin O’Reilly, during his tour of Parliament Buildings in Belfast. With 30-years of service to the priesthood, Fr […]

Fermanagh rower Cassidy wins gold with Great Britain

ENNISKILLEN Royal Boat Club captain Acorn Cassidy made her GB Under-19 debut at the Munich Junior Championships last weekend where they competed in a coxless four with crew mates they had not rowed with before. On Saturday, they won a silver medal, just missing out by one second to the German crew. On Sunday, they went one better winning […]

Irish Cup is ‘a dream come true’ for Chris Curran

THE curtain closed on Chris Curran’s remarkable playing career amidst emotional scenes at Windsor Park on Saturday as Cliftonville dramatically ended a 45-year wait to capture the Irish Cup. After over a decade at the north Belfast club, the Swanlinbar man received the ultimate crescendo as he came off the bench to help Jim Magilton’s […]

Fermanagh family will fight on after Legacy Act blow

THE family of Michael Leonard, who was killed by by the RUC over 50 years ago, has said their ‘fight for truth and justice will continue’ after Britian’s Legacy Act has denied them their right for justice. On Wednesday (May 1), the Attorney General ordered that an inquest should take place into the death of the […]

Fermanagh play parks reopen after improvement works

THE Council has confirmed the reopening of the Community Centre and St Davog’s Play Parks in Belleek following improvement works as part of the Council’s ongoing Play Park Strategy. The improvement works at both play parks provide a range of enhanced, accessible and inclusive play facilities for children and young people across the local area. This […]

Fermanagh women take on the tower for cancer charity

THREE local women are taking on the tower and absailing one of Northern Irelands tallest buildings to raise funds for local charity Friends of the Cancer Centre. Supporters from across the North will abseil 190ft down Belfast City Hospital’s famous yellow tower block on May 11 and September 7. For 39 years, Friends of the Cancer […]

‘I’d rather die than go back to SWAH A&E’

A WOMAN in her late 70’s has been left badly shaken after a trip to A&E at the South West Area Hospital left her ‘emotionally and physically traumatised’. Following a harrowing isolated 12-hour wait, the patient, who went into the emergency department after becoming very short of breath said: “If I ever get sick again I will die […]