Hope and healing key themes at Novena

A HUGE crowd is expected to turn out to Holy Cross Church Lisnaskea and St Mary’s Maguiresbridge later this month for a special St Peregrine Novena of Hope and Healing. Organised by Canon Jimmy McPhillips, the Parish of Aghalurcher is going to host a four-day Novena, which is hoping to give the Fermanagh community some […]

Novena of Hope concludes after nine days

AFTER nine days of prayers and reflection at the Graan Monastery in Enniskillen, the well-attended Novena of Hope concluded on Monday night with a special talk from a leading Irish playwright. Leitrim man Gerry Farrell, who has written a number of popular plays including ‘The Last Prime Minister’, shared his thoughts on faith, prayer and […]

Graan’s Novena of Hope returns

THE theme of ‘hope’ will once again be the central one at the upcoming Novena at the Graan which will see hundreds of people gather for nine days of prayers and reflections. The Superior at the Graan, Fr Charles Cross, will lead the liturgies which is scheduled to kick off on Saturday, March 2. He’ll […]

Abigail is set to feature in ‘Hope Street’

FILMING has concluded for the latest series of BBC drama series ‘Hope Street’ and one of it’s new stars ‘cannot wait’ for the investigative crime programme to hit the TV screens. Kesh’s Abigail Parkinson, who is one of the North’s leading ‘social media influencers’, is set to play the role of Maura Hughes in the […]

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 […]

‘Be kind to ourselves to help others’ – Fr Brian

FR BRIAN D’ARCY says a lifetime working as a spiritual counsellor has taught him the value of self-compassion when dealing with mental health and wellbeing. Speaking to “I am Here”, an Irish organisation which aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of workplaces, Fr D’arcy said he believes we have all used up most of our energy in […]

Hope event shared with hundreds all over the world

ALMOST 700 people registered to virtually attend the Aisling Centre’s extremely successful ‘Hope, Healing and Growth’ event at the weekend.  A virtual day of inspiration went international as motivational speakers took to the screen to share their stories. Hundreds tuned in from the comfort of their living rooms on Saturday, January 9.  The packed line […]

Aoife brings ray of happiness in a year to forget

WHILE a global pandemic has given Fermanagh folk very little to smile about in 2020, there have been a few exceptions to the lockdown-blues, such as the birth of a newborn baby. For Lisnaskea mum-of-three Helen Allen and her husband Darwin, this year most certainly had its highlights after welcoming their baby girl Aoife into […]

Brolly good show at the Novena!

DESPITE the wintry night and the fact that this year’s Novena of Hope at the Graan was brought forward a month due to Easter falling early (6th April), the crowds are still turning out in their thousands.