Leisure centres’ hours reviewed but report is on hold

A REVIEW into the Sunday opening hours of Fermanagh’s leisure centres has been carried out but residents will have to wait before its findings are published. The centres at Lakeland Forum (Enniskillen), Castle Park (Lisnaskea) and Bawnacre (Irvinestown) currently operate different hours on a Sunday in comparison to the Omagh Leisure Complex. Currently, Omagh opens […]

Cllr Greene hits out at cancelled bin collections

A FERMANAGH councillor has blasted the number of bin cancellations over the last weeks and months as being “ridiculous”. Cllr Sheamus Greene stated that the situation was “not a good look” for the Council and that each cancellation was bringing a number of hygiene issues for rate-paying residents. With caddy-bins being much smaller than standard […]

McCaffrey will not seek re-election

PROMOTION of the Irish language and stopping a pig farm being built next to Derrylin are the achievements that Cllr Chris McCaffrey is proud of. The former Vice-Chairman of Fermanagh & Omagh District Council – who at 25 was the youngest to serve in that role – announced that he would not be seeking re-election when […]

Council prepares to strike the rate

RATEPAYERS will find out if rates are to be increased with the Council set to decide the new figures. A special Council meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, February 9 to discuss the new district rate for residents and businesses for the forthcoming financial year of 2023/24. Rates are a property tax paid on domestic […]

FREE download – let’s celebrate Enniskillen & surrounds

Enniskillen, the Island Town is by it’s very nature a unique place. The only island town on the Island of Ireland this vibrant town is a bustling hive of activity as locals and visitors alike enjoy the wide range of retail, hospitality and service experiences. We, at the Fermanagh Herald along with Fermanagh & Omagh […]

Fermanagh reclaims lowest Covid title

FERMANAGH has reclaimed its title as the area with the lowest Covid rate in the North, with numbers continuing to drop rapidly across the county.  While just last month the number of positive cases in the Fermanagh and Omagh area was topping 700 in a week, this number has been falling rapidly in recent weeks. […]

Options considered for St Patrick’s Day celebrations

FOR the second consecutive year there will be no organised St Patrick’s Day parade in Enniskillen.  As the community continues to feel the wrath of the pandemic the Council has confirmed that it will not organise or support parades this March.  Across the country parades and events have been affected by coronavirus for almost a […]

It’s decision day for retail and leisure complex

  A DECISION on the future of a proposed multi-million pound retail and leisure complex in Enniskillen is expected today.  The Council’s planning committee will meet this afternoon (16 December) to consider the application.  Local planners have recommended refusal of planning permission for the project. Their report will be presented to the planning committee today.  […]

Don’t take the heart of our town, urges businessman

LOCAL businesses in Enniskillen are not opposed to big brand stores coming to the town, and are instead against the proposed location of a major new retail and leisure development in the town.  That’s the view of one prominent and long-serving local business man, who was speaking ahead of a potential decision on the application […]

Christmas light festival will make up for no ‘switch-on

FERMANAGH Council is erecting Christmas lights in Enniskillen as usual and enhancing the offer with a Christmas Lights Festival. A council spokesman told the Herald, “Arrangements to support the provision of Christmas lights and trees in rural towns and villages and in the main centres of population is the same as in previous years. “In […]