Lack of publicity hits Necarne point-to-point

ACCORDING to local racegoers Necarne point-to-point in Irvinestown fell at the first fence due to the event being poorly advertised. Despite it taking place on a Bank Holiday weekend, small crowds attended the two-day meeting on Friday and Saturday, with horse racing fans in the county telling the Herald that they didn’t know the meeting was even on. […]

Anger as Irvinestown Recycling Centre closes temporarily

LOCAL residents were left angry and confused after it was revealed that Irvinestown’s busy recycling centre was to close for eight weeks. In a statement last week, Fermanagh and Omagh District Council (FODC) announced the temporary closure and the reason for it. “Irvinestown Household Recycling Centre will be closed from Monday, 29 April, 2024 for 8 weeks […]

Housing development plan for Irvinestown

THE FERMANAGH building boom looks set to continue, with plans for another major housing development in the works, this time for almost 60 new homes in Irvinestown. Planning permission for the development on the Scallen Road has been lodged with the local Council by Enniskillen construction company PJ Treacy, with planners recommending giving the application the green light. The […]

Twelfth and Lady of the Lake to combine in Fermanagh

THE Twelfth of July and the Lady of the Lake Festival will join forces in Irvinestown this year. Traditionally the festival starts on a Friday, but this year it will commence on Thursday, July 11 as Irvinestown will also be hosting the county’s Twelfth celebrations the next day on Friday, July 12. The festival’s opening night is when the new […]

McGirr School of Irish Dancing’s world success

IT was celebrations all the way for local dancers from McGirr School of Irish Dancing at this year’s world championships. At the recent An Chomhdhail World Championships 2024 at the INEC Killarney, ten dancers from the school took to the stage and brought a total of 19 solo medals back to Fermanagh and West Tyrone. Dancers […]

Fermanagh’s roads claim yet another crash victim

YET another young person has been left fighting for their life following another crash on Fermanagh’s roads this week. On Sunday emergency services were called to the scene of a collision between a Volkswagen Tiguan and a Suzuki motorcycle, on the main Sligo Road at the junction with the Corraglass Road in Letterbreen. Diversions were put […]

Barney Curley honoured at scene of famous betting coup

BELLEWSTOWN racecourse will be forever synonymous with Irvinestown’s Barney Curley who master-minded the most famous betting coup in the history of Irish racing after he successfully pulled off the Yellow Sam coup in 1975. In advance of the 50th anniversary of this landmark event in 2025, Meath’s Bellewstown racecourse has announced details of the inaugural running […]

Serious safety concerns over state of main road

THERE are fears it’s just a matter of time before there is another tragedy on the main Enniskillen to Irvinestown road, with a local family living on the route speaking out about the dangers they are witnessing daily. The A32, as one of the main arteries in and out of the county town, is one of […]

Fermanagh star Cádhla McCann dances to success in Kerry

IRVINESTOWN dancer Cádhla McCann was one of the top performers at the World Irish Dancing Championship which was held in Killarney over Easter. The Mount Lourdes Grammar School Head Girl excelled at the Kerry competition, placing fifth place in the ‘Slip Jig’ dance competition. Dancing out of the McGirr School of Irish Dancing, Ms McCann […]