Arlene Foster and Charlie Lawson team up for Twelfth

THE dynamic duo are back on the march. Dame Arlene Foster will join Charlie Lawson once more to provide coverage of this year’s Twelfth of July for GB News. Last week the channel confirmed it will broadcast segments of the big day in the Orange Order’s marching season with the ex-DUP leader and former Coronation Street actor featuring […]

Linda Johnston book launch

LOCAL woman Linda Johnston is releasing a book to help people change their lives. The book named ‘The Journey Back To You’ aims to put you back in the driving seat and help you reach your chosen destination. “The book is about helping people to take charge of their life, getting back into the drivers seat and be able […]

COLUMN:Michael Hand-Don’t worry about what people think

ONE of the most recurrent phrases I heard my mother say when I was young was: “What will the neighbours think?” She often compared me to the children in other people’s families with the assumption that they were better behaved than me. I knew that in most cases they were not. It was a disease in […]

Maguiresbridge student ‘in awe’ of saint-in-waiting

A MAGUIRESBRIDGE student has said he felt ‘blessed’ to attend a special service with the mother of a saint-in-waiting. St Kevin’s College Lisnaskea pupil, Patrick Quigley, was one of a large crowd at Benburb Priory in Tyrone, which was aiming to celebrate the life of Carlo Acutis, with his relic available for blessings. In October 2020, […]

Battle now begins for UK’s tightest MP seat

IT’S time to get the driving licence and the voting cards at the ready as Fermanagh’s heading back to the polling stations. In just over five weeks, Fermanagh residents will head to the polling stations across the county to elect their new MP to represent the Fermanagh and South Tyrone constituency. On Wednesday, in dramatic […]

Fermanagh School of Music to stage new play

THE Fermanagh School of Music and Performing Arts is set to return to the Ardhowen Theatre with a bang later this summer. Directed by well-known Ciara O’Flanagan, the Fermanagh School of Music and Performing Arts recently confirmed that they’ll be staging ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at the Ardhowen Theatre on July 31. The Fermanagh theatre […]

Large crowd expected to attend Fermanagh Fleadh

EXCITEMENT is building throughout the county as the much-anticipated Fermanagh Fleadh begins this weekend. Set to kick off on Sunday, June 2, the Fermanagh Fleadh will showcase the vast Irish traditional music talent in the county, as local musicians will compete for a place at the Ulster competition. The Fermanagh Fleadh will officially start with […]

Clodagh nominated for top theatre award

Enniskillen’s rising star Clodagh Sweeney has been nominated for a top award. The musical theatre performer has been recognised for her portrayal of the character Maureen in Fermanagh Musical Theatre’s 2023 production of ‘Rent.’ Ms Sweeney, who recently secured a place in Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance London to study musical theatre, has been nominated for an […]

‘Hidden Heartlands’ would boost Fermanagh tourism

FERMANAGH’S tourism industry could be set for a major boost with the Council recently passing a motion for inclusion of the ‘Hidden Heartlands’ programme in the county. With one eye on the upcoming summer months, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Dermot Browne brought forward a motion with the aim of including Fermanagh in the Fáile […]

Enniskillen Food Bank reports rise in demand

OVER 450 people from across Fermanagh have availed of support from the Enniskillen Food Bank over the past two months. Since the Covid-19 pandemic and the crippling costs of food and essential items, a number of Fermanagh residents have been forced to reach out to the Enniskillen Food Bank for help. John Shades, manager at […]