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 […]

Cllr hopes Necarne can kickstart Irvinestown economy

THE COMMUNITY in Irvinestown and beyond have been assured the Necarne Estate will remain open to the public, regardless of any potential development. Last night a meeting was due to be held in Irvinestown, arranged by the Saving Necarne group in response to growing concerns in the community about the future of the historic site, […]

Fears Fire Service cuts ‘putting money before safety’

THERE are fears the Fire Service is putting balancing its budget before public safety concerns.  The NI Fire and Rescue Service (NIFRS) recently met with a delegation of local councillors, who were concerned about the reduction of full time staff at Enniskillen station from five to three, supported by a part time service.  It has […]

Call for new Puffin crossing at road death tragedy site

THERE have been calls for a Puffin crossing to be built on the stretch of road where Elaine McGarrity lost her life on New Year’s Eve.  The 54-year-old mother died after she was struck by a pick-up truck on the Brownhill Link Road in Irvinestown on December 31st. There has now been a request for […]

Irvinestown Primary is to benefit from new investment

Irvinestown Primary School is to benefit from new government investment. The announcement came on Tuesday, just days after the restoration of devolved government.  The school is one of 12 primary schools five post-primary schools and one special school set to benefit from an estimated capital investment of £45 million. Capital schemes across the North are […]


Oil burners stolen in latest incidents over weekend

AS the year drew to a close reports of crime continued to be at the fore.  Most recently, a wave of crime swept over the Irvinestown area. Police are now investigating a number of incidents, including burglary, in the area which occurred over the last few days. On Christmas Eve Police issued a witness appeal […]


Dirty nappies found at latest dumping site

YET MORE potentially hazardous waste has been found at another Fermanagh beauty spot, this time at Castle Archdale’s Millennium Forest.  Back in October asbestos was identified at an illegal dumping spot in Spring Grove forest near Roslea. Now, more dumping has been discovered just off the main Enniskillen to Kesh Road, just past Lisnarick. The […]