Bishop Hannon ‘lived the faith he preached’

BISHOP Brian Hannon was a sincere man of faith who lived every day the faith he preached, mourners were told at his funeral in St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen. He was a man who worked to unite community in both Fermanagh and Derry. The Right Rev The Lord Eames OM, former Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of […]

Hurling stalwart’s legacy will live on in Lisnaskea

THE death has taken place of one of Fermanagh’s most influential hurling figures. Tony Jackman, aged 79 years of the Knock’s, Lisnaskea, died peacefully in hospital on Wednesday of last week surrounded by his family. Mr Jackman was a stalwart of the Lisnaskea Emmetts hurling club and was held in high esteem to all who […]

Priest makes plea of drug dangers at funeral of teen

A LOCAL PRIEST has made an emotional plea to young people about the dangers of drug use after the death of 18-year-old Adam Martin (Foster).  Fr Kevin Malcolmson, parish priest in Newtownbutler, told mourners at  Adam’s funeral on Sunday that his death was not intentional. “His family have asked me to ensure that the truth […]

Clergy reflect on Prince Philip’s visit to Enniskillen

LOCAL clergymen took a moment to reflect on Fermanagh’s royal visit from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip back in 2012 following the Duke of Edinburgh’s death on Friday. During her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee visit to the north, Dean of Clogher, the Very Rev Kenneth Hall, and Monsignor Peter O’Reilly,welcomed the royal couple to St Michael’s Church […]

Suicide is destroying ‘the soul of the country’

IN AN emotional plea during the funeral mass of Michael McPhillips, (54), his brother, Canon Jimmy McPhillips stressed it was finally time for us as a nation to talk about suicide and depression. “We need to talk so that no more families or communities are left like us this morning. Devastated, as we strive to […]

New crematorium plans gets the green light

PLANS to build a crematorium in the local area are expected to be given the green light this week. The new crematoriu m, which will also include a chapel of rest, has been on the cards for some time, with planning first applied for back in 2012. Now, following feasibility studies and other assessments, Council […]

Community mourns much loved Tilly

IRVINESTOWN and Ederney were communities in mourning this week following the death of six year old Tilly Walker. Inspirational Tilly who had won the hearts of so many, died on Friday following a four year battle against cancer. The schoolgirl was diagnosed with the disease aged two and had undergone a number of operations, as […]