Call for new Puffin crossing at road death tragedy site

THERE have been calls for a Puffin crossing to be built on the stretch of road where Elaine McGarrity lost her life on New Year’s Eve.  The 54-year-old mother died after she was struck by a pick-up truck on the Brownhill Link Road in Irvinestown on December 31st. There has now been a request for […]

Speeding motorists big worry for roadside school

ROAD safety due to the speed of vehicles passing St Joseph’s primary school on the Dernawilt Road in Donagh has been highlighted again this week.  The rural primary school is positioned just feet from the roadside. School pupils have been observing the speed of passing vehicles this week. The Fermanagh and Omagh Policing and Community […]

Enniskillen dump in line for £1.7m upgrade

THE ENNISKILLEN dump is set to get a state-of-the-art upgrade.  The Drummee Recycling Centre, just outside the county town, is to share a funding pot of £1.72 million, which the Council hopes will help it meet its 2020 recycling rate target of 50 percent.  Currently, a total of 48.7 percent of all local waste is […]

Sheamus Greene

Keeping pressure on for motorway to Fermanagh

A FERMANAGH councillor has brought up what he believes is “possibly the longest-running roads saga in history” once again. At the latest monthly meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Sinn Fein’s Sheamus Greene raised the issue of the motorway that was promised to Enniskillen when the railways were closed in the county in the […]


Forum evacuated in alarm scare

THE Lakeland Forum was evacuated last Tuesday night (December 3) following an incident which resulted in emergency services being called to the centre. High alert fire alarms were set off right across the building, with immediate orders from staff to direct members of the public, including youngsters getting swimming lessons, to clear the area quickly […]


Survey shows support for dedicated dog park

OVER half of Enniskillen residents who took part in a survey on the provision of a dedicated park for dogs in Enniskillen approved of the idea.  This summer hundreds of disgruntled locals signed a petition against ‘dog exclusion zones’ in the county. In the months that followed the Council undertook a consultation on proposed dog […]

Drumee’s fat cats slacking off on rat-catching duties!

THE CATS at a local recycling centre are slacking off, it seems, with reports of rat sightings at the site.  The Herald has been contacted by readers who have reported seeing an increasing number of rodents when visiting the Drumee Recycling Centre outside Enniskillen in recent times. One person said they even had to leave […]

Ardhowen Theatre

Plans for Ardhowen Theatre still up in the air

A YEAR on since it was announced the local landmark was in line for a major overhaul, and possibly even relocation, the Council has yet to confirm its plans for the future of the Ardhowen Theatre. Last September the Herald revealed the Council were considering five options for the 30-year-old building, which included relocating the […]

Townland signs not top priority, council told

THERE is no official requirement for townland and cross-road names to be included on Fermanagh’s road signs, which was the official answer from the roads agency recently when asked why townland signs were being removed.  Many have noticed that in recent times signs containing the names of local townlands and crossroads were left out when […]

Fermanagh folk still the marrying kind!

LOVE is in the air in Fermanagh. According to a new study Fermanagh has the highest marriage rate in the North with fewer people choosing to cohabit than in other areas. Data from 2017 analysed by Belfast-based solicitors Mackenzie and Dorman has shown that Fermanagh had the highest marriage rate per head of the population, equating […]