New glasshouses erected at Florencecourt

TWO new glasshouses have been developed at Florence Court House with the aim of promoting community and volunteer engagement in the local community. For the past number of months, a team of local workers and volunteers have been busy restoring the garden to its original character, as well as developing the glasshouses where the original […]

Family encouraged Wilson to pen memoir

FLORENCECOURT farmer, James Wilson, has published a memoir to pass on a record to future Wilsons of his life. Wilson, 72, will launch his book, “Minding The Coppers” at the Larganess Centre in Florencecourt on November 11 at 7.30pm. The book explores his life growing up on the farm before serving close to 30 years […]

Florencecourt tree selected for Queen’s Grand Canopy

FLORENCE Court’s famous ‘Mother Yew’ tree, which is the origin of every Irish yew tree in the world, has been selected as one of 70 ancient trees from across the UK dedicated to the late Queen Elizabeth II. Agriculture and Environment Minister Edwin Poots recently visited the famous Fermanagh tree, which was selected as part […]

Florencecourt farmer fined £2,500 for pollution

A FLORENCECOURT former farmer has been fined £2,500 for polluting a local waterway, causing a fish kill. Rodney Elliott (48) of Druminiskill Road, Edenmore was also ordered to pay £267.50 for the cost of replacing the fish that died in two incidents on June 26th , 2018 and August 20th, 2018. Elliott, who appeared at Enniskillen […]

Drag act

Diva John’s drag show is a massive hit!

Crowds flocked to Enniskillen as Florencecourt native John Hamilton, aka Viva La Diva took to the stage at the Enniskillen Hotel.  Fermanagh geared up for an unforgettable weekend that saw John’s two Diva Drag shows sell out! And, it doesn’t end there, the huge response to the drag show has put wheels in motion to […]

New Game of Thrones to show off ‘spectactular’Fermanagh

THE AUTHOR of the books behind the global sensation Game of Thrones (GOT) has said a spin-off show that was filmed in Fermanagh recently will be “spectacular.”  In June the Marble Arch Caves was closed for a number of weeks as the large film crew took over the caves and the adjacent Cladagh Glen forest […]


Suspended sentence for having no licence or insurance

A BELCOO driver who was detected without insurance or a licence over four years ago has been given a suspended prison sentence.  Kieran Doogan (37) of Railway Crescent, Belcoo, appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court where he pleaded guilty to having no insurance and driving without a licence.  On 20 December, 2014 police were operating a […]

Cuilcagh drama latest incident for mountain rescue team

IT’S been a busy year for the North West Mountain Rescue Team in Fermanagh as they were involved in 17 incidents locally.  North West Mountain Rescue Team (NWMRT) who are based at Florencecourt provide a search and rescue service to anyone in need in mountainous, remote or hostile environments in the county and the surrounding […]

‘Politicians only interested when there’s a photoshoot’

WITH THE future of the border currently hanging in the balance, the people of Fermanagh are feeling used and abandoned by politicians in the Brexit negotiations.  While the proposed transition deal includes a widely welcomed backstop for the North, which would prevent a hard border, the DUP and others strongly opposing the deal, and it […]