Shoebox mum Fiona is bound for the Baltic!

AN Irvinestown mother is spreading Christmas cheer this year as she jets off to Latvia on Friday to deliver shoe boxes to less fortunate kids. Fiona Harvey, along with her friend Niamh Taggart will join a team from Drop Inn Castlederg to distribute the donated shoe boxes.  Speaking about what motivated her to get involved […]

Claire transforms life with huge weight loss

Claire Carleton transformed her life by losing 4 stone 7.5lbs before falling pregnant with her son.   Now she is using her success to help others achieve their weight loss goals.  The local woman remained at Slimming World throughout her pregnancy and has just over a stone to lose in order to reach her target […]

Long wait..Mother finally has son’s remains re-interred

A MOTHER who re-interred her son alongside family in Irvinestown has spoken of her belief that her son “was just waiting patiently, biding his time until he was moved to Irvinestown to be among his kith and kin”.  Sixteen years on from the death of her son, Veronica McCarron, after considerable time secured permissions to […]


ATM restored after robbery at filling station

AN Irvinestown shop which was targeted by ATM thieves in a dramatic late night attack has reinstated it’s ATM. The ATM at McAleer’s Spar on the Dromore Road was ripped from its wall with a digger in March, but determined not to let the criminals behind the theft disrupt the shop, the ATM has been […]

Plans unveiled for major new housing development

A SIGNIFICANT new housing development could be in the pipeline for Irvinestown. If given the green light by planners, a development of 70 houses could transform the future property offering in the area.  The application recently lodged sets out plans for a housing development on the Ardlougher Road. The proposed development is understood to refer […]

Minister says he’ll pray for hatchet thieves

A NUMBER of items ‘of immense personal value’ have been stolen from a church in Irvinestown by thieves armed with a hatchet.  A 50” LG TV, with an estimated value of £1,200, and two silver communion plates were stolen from the Irvinestown Presbyterian Church on Mill Street.  The silver communion plates had been presented to […]

Record year for local credit union with £9m in savings

IRVINESTOWN Credit Union gave out almost £3 million in local loans last year, and have seen a jump in its members’ savings to almost £9 million.  The town’s credit union recently held its AGM and were it was announced 2018 had been a year of growth.  Membership of the branch, which also provides the service […]

Fermanagh’s only hockey club forced to move to Tyrone

THE only hockey club in the county, has been forced to move its training sessions and matches out of the county as the council pitch the team had previously used has become unfit for purpose.  The decision taken by Enniskillen Ladies Hockey club earlier this year was not made lightly. The pitch at the Bawnacre […]