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 […]

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 […]