Food trucks hit road to success in Fermanagh

MEALS on wheels has been taken to the next level in Fermanagh with the rise of food trucks. It’s not that new a food phenomenon, but one that’s taking off now in the county town. Despite operating for just a year, the Crisp Shack has already built up a big following. Run by Chris Stapleton and his wife Alex, […]

Fermanagh singer John Farry returns to the studio

TWENTY-SEVEN years after he penned one of Ireland’s top Eurovision songs, Fermanagh singer and music guru John Farry has returned to the recording studio. The 65-year-old from Garrison is widely regarded as one of the top music songwriters and promoters on the island, having played a key role in the success of Country music star […]

Fermanagh Ipswich Town fans celebrate promotion

THE Manor House Hotel has celebrated thousands of glamourous weddings over the years, but a promotion? Surely that’s taking it a bit too far? This was no ordinary promotion though. Instead of bridal gowns and trendy suits, it was Ipswich Town jerseys and flags that were on display at the hotel as the Kieran McKenna-managed side […]

World champion Fermanagh angler enjoys Spanish success

ENNISKILLEN angler James O’Doherty was part of the Ireland team who won the Feeder Fishing World Championship for Nations in historic scenes in Spain. Son of well-known Enniskillen couple, Pat and Eilish O’Doherty, was part of the five-man strong Ireland team who beat off stiff competition to claim the top prize following the event in Merida. It was […]

Lack of publicity hits Necarne point-to-point

ACCORDING to local racegoers Necarne point-to-point in Irvinestown fell at the first fence due to the event being poorly advertised. Despite it taking place on a Bank Holiday weekend, small crowds attended the two-day meeting on Friday and Saturday, with horse racing fans in the county telling the Herald that they didn’t know the meeting was even on. […]

Fermanagh runners lead the way in Belfast Marathon

A NUMBER of Fermanagh runners pulled on the trainers and pounded the pavements on Sunday as thousands of people took part in the Belfast City Marathon. It’s estimated that over 5,000 people ran the full 26.2 mile route ran through Belfast, finishing up at Ormeau Park, where they were greeted by a large crowd of supporters […]

New retailer revealed for retail and leisure park

Lakeland’s retail and leisure park has announced a big brand who will be joining the complex. The park revealed that Home Bargains will be one of the shops to be trading when it is completed. They announced on Facebook on Saturday 4 May, “No more driving to Omagh for bargains for your home, we’re bringing […]

Sean Magee to release second track

FERMANAGH musician Sean Magee is set to take another big step in his music career by releasing a new single early next month. On Monday, May 6, the former Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann champion will be dropping his second single and he’s hoping for similar success that followed after he released his debut track. Magee […]

COLUMN: Michael Hand- Retirement is overrated

I WOKE up this morning to the sound of heavy rain and hailstones. It was a wet, windy Monday in April and I was delighted to be going to work. I thought to myself how lucky am I that I am still working at 66 years of age, when most people my age are retired, because […]


There was plenty of glitz and glamour at the Fivemiletown College Formal at the Killyhevlin Hotel in Enniskillen in December 2011.