Big boost for Belleek with lotto awards

BELLEEK is the big winner as seven community groups across the county have been awarded essential funding.  A total of £61,176 has been granted to seven different community groups by the National Lottery Awards.  The grants will be used for refurbishments, new equipment and to fund a family fun weekend.  Belleek GAA team Erne Gaels […]


Family farmstead targeted in ‘mindless, wanton’ attack

IN WHAT has been another week of rural crime in Fermanagh, a family farmhouse near Kesh has been trashed and daubed with sectarian graffiti.  The homestead on the Slievebane Road at Tedd has been in the Johnston family for four generations and although it’s unoccupied at the moment, the farm is let out to a […]

Pet-owners water warning after death of Labrador pup

PET OWNERS and swimmers in Fermanagh are being urged to be wary of potentially lethal algae developing on the Lough.  At the end of July a 16-month-old Labrador died when it jumped into Craigavon Lake while there was a blue algae bloom on the water. The puppy became seriously ill afterwards, leading its owner to […]

Road resurfacing on the way under new investment

ROAD resurfacing, drainage works and footpath improvements are some of the road works listed for Fermanagh in the coming 12 months.  A new report shines a light on the areas set to benefit from investment in road works, with a reduced budget of £140k allocated to local transport and safety measures within the Council area.  […]

Tourist left shaken as boat is ‘swarmed’ by youths

A MAN who was holidaying on Lough Erne has warned boat users to be aware of youths who he says ‘stormed’ his boat at Muckross Bay near Kesh.  Over the weekend, a family hired a boat and were travelling around Lough Erne. On Sunday evening, they pulled into Muckross Bay near Kesh, and were met […]

£25,000 lease of life for old seat of justice

THE OLD Courthouse in Kesh has received a boost of £25,000 funding to help create a rural services delivery in the building which had been deemed ‘no longer fit for use’.  The grant funding from the Prince’s Countryside Fund is understood to help contribute towards the cost of part-time staff. Gerald Knox, director of The […]



Home of elderly woman ransacked in latest burglary

RESIDENTS in north Fermanagh have been urged to keep an eye out for one and other following burglaries in the area. In one incident a lady in her 70s was targeted in what has been described as an “opportunistic crime”. Police are now investing links between two recent burglaries on the Drumwhinny Road, Kesh Local […]


Woman ‘critical’ after car entered water near Kesh

A woman is in a critical condition in hospital after her car entered the water at Muckross Pier.  Three police officers who came to her rescue also needed hospital treatment following the incident.   At around 10.30pm on Saturday the car entered the water at Muckross Pier on the Boa Island Road in Kesh.  A […]

Warning of drug-users at Lough Erne beauty spot

YOUNG people have been warned against spoiling a local beauty spot with anti-social behaviour.  Muckross Bay near Kesh is reportedly being used as a site for anti social behaviour and drug taking.  The site on the edge of Lough Erne has become increasingly popular with young people who gather in the area and carry out […]


Driver found hiding in bushes after fleeing police

A MAN fled police, after almost crashing into them, then got out of his car, ran away and hid in a gorse bush, a court has heard.  William Smyth (24) of Marnaharn, Rockcorry appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Monday where he pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, having no insurance, having no licence, failing to […]