Beautiful town’ becoming littered with rubbish

IT WOULD appear that litter is one of the unwelcome outcomes to arise from the pandemic over the past year with the local Council admitting they are “aware” of a problem. The Fermanagh Herald has been contacted by a member of the public who sent photographs along with an expression of disappointment at the way […]

New befriending service is a big success

OVER ONE hundred local people are now receiving support from a newly launched telephone befriending service. Connect Fermanagh was launched by Fermanagh House at the beginning of April as lockdown began. Since then scores of local people have dialled the number and had a chat to a friendly volunteer.  Speaking about the success of the […]

More struggling with loneliness during lockdown

MANY in Fermanagh are struggling to cope with the loneliness of the lockdown. While rural isolation has been a perennial problem in the county, since the Covid-19 crisis began even those living in towns or who have never felt isolated before are now feeling cut off. The levels of local loneliness have been clear with […]

New community phone service breaking isolation

NEW phone befriending service reaching out to those isolated in our community has been launched by Fermanagh House.  Although the building is closed there has been lots of hard work going on behind the scenes to quickly turn around a dedicated phone service ‘Connect Fermanagh’.  Spearheaded by Fermanagh Trust Director Lauri McCusker and his team […]