Over 300 competitors face the ‘Fear’

THE 10th anniversary of FEARmanagh saw over 330 participants test themselves to the limits around the Cuilcagh Geopark last Saturday. Competitors from the local community, the UK, Ireland, Europe and Australia enjoyed the views around Lough Navar, Magho Cliffs and Big Dog Forest. Edward Kearney from Antrim and Laura O’Driscoll from Louth were named the first male […]

Gruelling FEARmanagh set to return this year

THE hugely grueling Fermanagh Endurance Adventure Race, known to many as ‘FEAR’, is set to return later this year. Since its first event in 2013, the adventure race, which is organised by the Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, has gone from strength to strength, attracting large crowds from all over the county. Around 300 fitness […]

Resident fears family pet dog may have been stolen

A LOCAL family has been left devastated following the disappearance of their pet dog, Holly. Holly, a full-bred collie, disappeared on Friday and owner, Gabriel Cassidy, fears that the family animal may have been stolen and fears for the life and condition of his ‘family loved pet.’ “The dog has disappeared off the face of the […]

Growing fears over Lough Erne speeders

THERE are growing fears someone is going to be seriously injured or even killed unless speed limits on Lough Erne are not strictly enforced and fast moving water craft are urgently brought under control. The Herald recently ran an appeal from police urging those using water skis, speed boats and other fast moving vessels to […]

Aoife brings ray of happiness in a year to forget

WHILE a global pandemic has given Fermanagh folk very little to smile about in 2020, there have been a few exceptions to the lockdown-blues, such as the birth of a newborn baby. For Lisnaskea mum-of-three Helen Allen and her husband Darwin, this year most certainly had its highlights after welcoming their baby girl Aoife into […]

Older average age is putting farmers at high Covid risk

WORKERS in many essential occupations are particularly vulnerable to severe illness from Covid-19, according to a new study published yesterday (Tuesday) by the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). The age profile of local agricultural workers is suggested to be a notable risk factor. The study claims it is the occupational group with the largest […]

Entries now open for FEARmanagh 

Organised by Fermanagh District Council in partnership with Fermanagh based Emergency Services, the FEAR event, which features trail running, cycling and kayaking, is now open for entries.