40th celebrations continue at popular Bawnacre Centre


THE Bawnacre Centre has been hailed as ‘a real hub of sporting and community activity’ as it recently celebrated 40 years in business. Operated by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, the Centre provides a vital resource to the local community in Irvinestown and the many groups that avail of its indoor and outdoor facilities. Newly appointed […]


Bawnacre Centre celebrates 40 years in business


THE Bawnacre Centre has been praised for its ‘top class facilities and longevity’ as the popular facility in Irvinestown recently celebrated 40 years in operation. Based in Castle Street and run by Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, it is a fully-equipped leisure and community centre, which caters for a wide range of ages and abilities. Community stalwart George […]


Arlene Foster and Charlie Lawson team up for Twelfth


THE dynamic duo are back on the march. Dame Arlene Foster will join Charlie Lawson once more to provide coverage of this year’s Twelfth of July for GB News. Last week the channel confirmed it will broadcast segments of the big day in the Orange Order’s marching season with the ex-DUP leader and former Coronation Street actor featuring […]


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 […]