Dressing up for charity

ST MACARTIN’S hall will be the place to be next month for those wanting to snap up a bargain dress and do their bit for charity. A dress sale for stillbirth and neonatal death charity, SANDS, is being organised by the Enniskillen Ladies Circle on October 7 between 10am to 3.30pm. Carol Moore, 32, from […]

Garrity set for fundraising gig

ENNISKILLEN singer John Garrity is set to take centre stage in Mulligan’s Bar in Newtownbutler on Saturday as part of a fundraiser for the Community Development Association. Headed up by chairman Paul McLoughlin, the Newtownbutler Community Development Association is aiming to make the local play part in the town more inclusive for children living with […]

New cancer shop to open tomorrow

THE manager of the new Cancer Focus NI Shop in Enniskillen has said that employees are committed to ‘delivering care and support’ to Fermanagh people living with cancer. In June, the Herald revealed that Enniskillen has been selected by the non-profit organisation to be the location of the first regional cancer support centre in the North. As […]

Fundraiser launched for ‘seriously ill’ young mum Laura

THE Fermanagh community has given its full backing to aid a fundraiser for local woman Laura O’Kane who is living with a ‘horrendous and debilitating illness’. On Tuesday, which celebrated World Severe M.E Awareness Day, her husband Damien O’Kane set up a JustGiving page, revealing the harrowing experience that his wife has gone through in […]

Mental health expert calls for better BPD awareness

ONE of the North’s top mental health experts has said there should be ‘greater awareness, training and resources in the community’ to help those suffering from borderline personality disorder (BPD). Colin Hughes, a lecturer in Education in Mental Health Nursing, and Programme Director of the Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Programme at Queen’s University Belfast believes there is scope for much more […]

Positive vibes for ‘glass half full’ Coná!

IN FOCUS… Coná Gallagher! Coná Gallagher runs the dipsnhips Instagram page which promotes wild swimming and all things body positivity. She recently took part in a modelling shoot for Fintona business Moody Activewear. Coná answered our ’20 Questions’ in this week’s paper!   What is your greatest strength? My ability to see the positive in […]

Thank you… Terina takes part in walking challenge!

By Mark McGoldrick IN May 2021, the people of Fermanagh were touched when then three-year old James Cox took part in a mammoth walking challenge to raise money for the Children’s Heartbeat Trust. Shortly after he was born, James was diagnosed with a hole in his heart, along with several other abnormalities and problems to […]

‘Reach out and talk to one another’ – urges counsellor

AS Stormont Ministers warn us to stay indoors once more. The fear and uncertainty of what the future will hold has weighed heavy on the shoulders of young people right across Fermanagh for some time now. While restrictions have minimised everyday trade and travel, internet activity has surged among young people, with everyday access to […]

Businesses forced to ‘shut-up-shop’ feel let down

LOCAL business owners who have been forced to shut-up-shop once again due to Stormont enforcement’s have said they feel ‘let down’ during this pandemic, with many now in doubt over whether they can make a full recovery. Lisnaskea chef and businessman Glen Cawley, blasted Stormont Ministers for ‘letting businesses down’ when they needed them the […]