Work on new Lisnaskea health centre due to begin

TWO decades after first being proposed, work is finally due to begin on a new health centre for Lisnaskea this summer. However, with the estimated cost of the state-of-the-art building now almost twice originally anticipated, fresh approval will be needed before the project can begin. Having first being proposed in the early 2000s, and with plans progressing […]

Plans lodged for two housing developments in Fermanagh

PLANS are in progress for another two major housing developments in the county, one in Enniskillen and another in Letterbreen, which if planned will see hundreds of new homes coming onto the local market. However, while the latest proposals for much-needed new homes in the county will be generally welcomed, particularly by locals hoping to get on […]

Fr Gary Donegan set to undergo second surgery today

FERMANAGH cleric Fr Gary Donegan is set to undergo surgery today (Wednesday) after he suffered ‘another bleed’ in his eye. In December, the Newtownbutler priest revealed that he had to have an operation to restore the sight in his right eye after losing his vision a few weeks ago when a bleed to it caused extensive damage. […]

Fermanagh farmers fears over new minister

THERE is a feeling of fear among Fermanagh farmers following Saturday’s appointment of Andrew Muir as the Minister at the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA). The Alliance MLA has no direct farming experience, and his party has already indicated it will be prioritising the environmental side of the departmental portfolio. While this should […]

Enniskillen’s Coná talks female empowerment in Belfast

ENNISKILLEN woman Coná Daly said she was ‘beyond proud’ to be selected as one of the guest speakers at a major motivational speaking event in Belfast. Ms Daly, who recently married RNLI worker Shea, was one of the headline acts at the ‘Sisterhood Sleepover’ club event which was organised by the Un/Altered group. “I am […]

Encirc providing computer equipment for local schools

ENCIRC has teamed up with a leading IT software provider to support two local schools. As part of their new partnership with Complete IT Systems (CIT), Encirc has pledged to support St Aidan’s High School in Derrylin and Kill National School in Cootehill. The leading Fermanagh organisation has recently purchased a vast array of desktop […]

Time for a helping hand

“HAND” said the booming voice of the middle-aged cleric who lay on my bed in Rhetoric House, Maynooth Seminary back in 1974. “Hand, McLáimh, I’m afraid that name does not have a good reputation in clerical circles. Your pedigree is not very good I’m sorry to say.” The man who uttered these words was the […]

Belcoo community unites for fundraiser

COMMUNITY spirit is certainly alive and well in Belcoo. Excitement is building in the Fermanagh village ahead of the major upcoming OsKaRs fundraiser which is aiming to raise money for the GAA club. While the focus is very clearly on the OsKars night later in the year, the community has pulled together to organise a […]

BBC’s Repair Shop show is coming to Fermanagh

DO you have a family heirloom of great sentimental value that is in bad need of an upgrade? Well, look no further as applications are open for the new series of BBC’s The Repair Shop, which is currently looking for individuals and communities in Fermanagh to take part in upcoming filming for the show. Led by […]

Families clock up thousands of miles on road to Derry

FERMANAGH families are clocking up thousands of miles each, and are forking hundreds of pounds in the midst of a cost of living crisis, travelling to Derry with their loved ones who require treatment at Altnagelvin Hospital. For example, two local siblings told the Herald they have recently travelled well over 2,000 miles and have spent almost […]