Hundreds of pigs saved in Irvinestown farm fire

FIREFIGHTERS have been commended for bringing a fire on a farm near Irvinestown under control. Alongside swift action from those on the property hundreds of pigs were saved. Nine appliances attended the incident, two from Strabane fire station and one each from Enniskillen, Irvinestown, Omagh, Dromore, Fintona, Clogher and Belleek fire stations. A spokesman for […]

Six hours’ notice to shut-up-shop

A FERMANAGH driving instructor has been left outraged after the Executive gave him “six hours notice” to stop all trade on Friday. After receiving confirmation via his car radio in the middle of a lesson with a student on Friday afternoon, Conor McCann told the Herald, “It’s just typical. We are licensed by the government […]

Farm complete with own wind turbine goes on the market

A LOCAL farm complete with extensive outbuildings and a wind turbine has gone on the market.  The 58 acre arable/grazing farm and farmhouse just outside Irvinestown is listed for sale by Pollock estate agent.  The land based on the Tummery road near Irvinestown boasts multiple good sized fields within close proximity to the farm yard. […]

Residents losing sleep over anti-social drivers

CONCERN has been raised about the level of noise created by anti-social vehicular activity in Irvinestown.  It is understood that residents in the Main Street and Pound Street areas of the town, some of whom are elderly, are being adversely impacted by revving of car engines at night.  This week emotive pleas have been made […]

The new normal in the salon

  HAIRDRESSER Becky McClaughry who operates Becky McClaughry Hairdressing in Irvinestown was busy earlier this week ringing round more than 150 clients who had made booking for whenever she opened.   “It’s  going to be difficult,” she admitted. “There is a waiting list with over 150 people on it. We have to call all of […]

Irvinestown woman familiar face in schools

A MUCH loved mother who was involved in several aspects of community life in the Irvinestown area has died.   Patricia Kelly (nee Maguire) wife of the late Eamon Kelly, Irvinestown, passed away peacefully recently, in the SWAH Enniskillen.  Born in 1942, the only daughter of James and Mary Anne Maguire, Kesh, and sister of […]

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 […]