Award for long scouting service

POPULAR Irvinestown man David Monaghan, has been awarded for his “profound” and long standing service to local Scouts right across Fermanagh. ‘The Order of Cu Chulainn’ award is the highest and most recognised accolade given by ‘Scouting Ireland.’ Speaking to the Herald on his latest achievement, David explained; “I’ve been involved in the Scouting movement […]

‘Rockstar’s’ giving hand to the needy

Profile: Conor McCann What is your greatest strength? A like ability. An optimist and sensible thinking individual who values the importance of having a positive attitude, sense of humour and confidence in one’s self. What is your greatest weakness? Identifying weakness How would you like to be remembered? Speak of me as you have always done, […]

Walkway plan to link village to forest park

  A PUBLIC walkway linking the village of Lisnarick to Castle Archdale could enhance walking routes and attract more custom to the village, it has been suggested.  The current path is used by walkers but it is currently not a defined route and much of it is not in a very suitable condition for use […]

Age just a number for 80-year-old couple!

A RETIRED Irvinestown couple have been using their time on lockdown to raise much-needed funds for local mental health services. Eileen and Ramsey Turned have been married for 56 year and are both 80. Usually enjoying a busy home, the active couple decided to use the current pause to walk their long, hilly lane 80 […]

‘Hang on to the positives to get through crisis’

REACHING out to share a message of hope during lockdown one local priest has positively said he believes that after the coronavirus crisis ends we will emerge as a “more wholesome society”. Irvinestown priest, Fr Kevin Duffy has taken to social media to share weekly reflections at a time when he is separated from his […]

Fermanagh lads are safe and well in the Far East

THREE Fermanagh men living and working in Hong Kong have told of their experiences there as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to cause death and suffering worldwide. John Carney, who is a journalist with the South China Morning Post newspaper, has worked in the Asian city for 16 years. But despite being on China’s doorstep where […]

Warning for DIY hairdressers!

WITH hairdressers closed as a result of current Covid-19 restrictions, local men and women have taken to social media to ask for guidance on how to cope at a time when they can’t nip out for a hair cut or attend their regular colour appointment.  In a bid to bust the myths about box dyes […]

Home-testing kits’ are expected here within weeks

The Covid-19 pandemic has locals future-proofing for what is yet to come. In light of this, home testing kits for the virus have been developed by pharmaceutical companies to provide swift testing and potential results within ten minutes, compared to the NHS process which could take hours.  The Pillbox Pharmacy in Irvinestown are among those […]

Pedestrian crossing at scene of road tragedy rejected

FOLLOWING the tragic death recently of a woman in a road accident in Irvinestown, a request for a pedestrian crossing to be installed as a matter of urgency has been turned down by the roads agency. The council recently requested a puffin crossing on the Brownhill Link Road in Irvinestown following the death of 54-year-old […]