Tributes paid to meticulous joiner Tom Keaveney


THE Enniskillen community has been left saddened following the death of much-loved resident Tom Keaveney who was known as a ‘master joiner’ in the local area. Mr Keaveney passed away peacefully on Monday, following a battle with illness. At his Requiem Mass at St Michael’s Parish Church in Enniskillen, celebrant Monsignor Peter O’Reilly recalled that Mr […]


Top band ready for Kinawley festival


A FIVE-man band who have been ‘blazing a trail on the Irish scene’ is set to stop off in Kinawley as part of a major and much-anticipated three-day festival next weekend. ‘The Highstool Prophets’, one of Ireland’s top up and coming bands, are returning to Fermanagh for what’s expected to be a sold-out show at […]


Support pours in for family of Oisin Gregg


A fundraiser for the family of teenager Oisin Gregg has raised over £15,000. The JustGiving page was set up by Rev Rebecca Guildea, rector of Garrison Group of Parishes “to help the Gregg family as they struggle with the loss of a beloved son and brother.” People can donate to the fundraising page by following […]


‘Shenanigans’ in Tempo as ‘herd therapy’ arrives


SOME ‘naturally born therapists’ have arrived in Tempo. Shenanigan Stud Therapy Herd is offering the local community and further afield a chance to bond with some four legged friends. The herd consists of two ex racehorses, Bella and Briar, and four Shetland ponies, Juno, Pixel, Mai and Toffee. Jo Wheatley, originally from England, was left in […]


Lisnaskea patients have increased seven fold


THE NUMBER of patients on the books at the Lisnaskea GP surgery has increased seven fold in the past decade, new figures have shown. According to the data released last week by the Department of Health’s Business Services Organisation (BSO), the number of patients registered with a GP at Maple Group Practice in the town has jumped from just […]


Six candidates for Fermanagh and South Tyrone election


WITH just 15 days to go until the UK General Election, six candidates are set to go head-to-head to become the next Member for Parliament for Fermanagh and South Tyrone. Former head of Royal College of Nursing, Pat Cullen, has been confirmed as Sinn Féin’s candidate as the party bids to hold the seat won […]


Fermanagh actor’s novel to be made into movie


ENNISKILLEN actor Ciarán McMenamin has said it’s ‘life dream stuff’ after it was confirmed that his self-penned book is set to be turned into a film. In April 2017, the Fermanagh actor took another major step in his ever-impressive career when he released his novel ‘Skintown’. It’s now been confirmed that his book will be […]


Fermanagh jivers ready to dance the night away


FERMANAGH jivers are getting set to take on a 10-hour dancathon for charity. ‘Dance For Lucy’ has been organised by James McGrath in memory of his mum who passed away from Alzheimer’s and Dementia at the age of 60. The all-day dance will take place on Saturday, June 29 in the Glencarn Hotel Castleblayney at 11am and will run right through […]


Derrylin principal leaves school after 50 years


PAT McTeggart has patrolled the corridors of St Aidan’s High School Derrylin, as man and boy, for almost 50 years, but he’s decided now’s the right time to call it a day on his distinguished career in education. The Kinawley man’s allegiance with the Derrylin school dates back to 1972 when he began his secondary […]


Fermanagh PSNI issue lottery scam warning


THE people of Fermanagh have been warned to beware of a very convincing postal scam that has been targeting locals by name in their own homes. Police have issued the warning after a number of reports of the scam in the county, which tricks victims into believing they have won a lottery. A spokesman for […]