Enniskillen businesses ‘looking forward’ to busy month

IT’S well documented that January is always a difficult time for traders and businesses, but Noelle McAloon has said that Enniskillen is ‘leading the way’ in the North. With the Northern Ireland Executive returning to Stormont on Saturday, spirits are high across the North and there’s plenty of optimism in business across Fermanagh for the […]

Everyone in North to receive £100 high street voucher

Every person in Northern Ireland aged 18 and over will be eligible to apply for a pre-paid card worth £100 to spend in their local high street, Economy Minister Diane Dodds announced today. The gift card will be available to apply for through an online portal, with the voucher only able to be used at […]

Looking at ways to future-proof high street businesses

IN THE second part of the Fermanagh Herald’s feature on the current state of play for the county’s town centres, we focus on Irvinestown. The buzz words coming from retail experts when discussing the future of the UK’s high streets is “kindness economy” and “sustainability”and Irvinestown already has that in spades, too. As concern about […]

The High Street… a new vision to revive some of the old community spirit

THE Queen of Retail, Mary Portas, whose mother originally hails from Fivemiletown, has warned there is “too much nostalgia and too little optimism” about the future of our high streets. Two Enniskillen retailers agree with at least half of that statement because, as they see it, the future for our local town centre is definitely bright. But only if […]

Body blow to the retail sector as bookshop closes

IN ANOTHER devastating blow for the town centre, bookshop chain Eason announced last week it would not be reopening its Enniskillen store. The news the store is to remain closed permanently, along with all Eason’s stores across the North, has been met with much dismay locally, not only because of the jobs that have now […]

It’s (almost) business as usual thanks to the web

ENNISKILLEN retailers are mixing bricks and mortar with click to order in a bid to enable customers to keep their wardrobes up to date during lockdown.  Joining the online movement is Graham a long established Enniskillen business which temporarily closed its doors to customers several weeks ago in accordance with official government guidance. Graham has […]

Readers have their say… ‘Enniskillen needs a Primark’

‘Enniskillen needs a Primark’ is the overwhelming view of Fermanagh Herald readers on Facebook.  Recently, the Herald covered multiple stories about vacant buildings in Enniskillen town centre and  Primark was the top suggestion to revive the shopping scene. Currently, people from Fermanagh are travelling to Omagh, Derry or Sligo to visit the fashion giant, but […]

NI Water

Warning of disruption to town water supply

NI WATER are currently carrying out works to improve and upgrade water supply infrastructure in Enniskillen town centre in advance of public realm work to be undertaken by the Council. This week a spokesman for NI Water commented on the progress of their present works. “NI Water have carried out preparation work in early June […]

NI Water

Motorists face months of disruption for water upgrade

A FOUR month project to upgrade the water supply network in Enniskillen started this week.  The work undertaken by NI Water has started in Darling Street and is expected to be completed by October 2019.  Over the coming months works will progress throughout the town centre. This will include works at Church Street, High Street, […]


New store set for Enniskillen

ENNISKILLEN High Street is set to see a shopping boost with household goods retailer Menarys planning to open a new store just in advance of Christmas. The DV8 store has closed it’s doors to make way for the department store’s arrival. Stephen McCammon, Menarys Managing Director said, “Menarys are delighted to announce that we will […]