Still going strong: Bannagh celebrates 30th anniversary

A NIGHT of celebrations was held recently as Bannagh Community Project marked its 30th anniversary.  The group, based at Bannagh Hall, near Kesh, celebrated its 30th anniversary in Mahon’s Hotel as over 50 members and friends attended the dinner dance. A birthday cake was ceremonially cut by three members of the original 1979 committee, Gerry […]


Hotel worker denies murdering ex-partner

THE former partner of Charlotte Murray, who was reported missing in 2013, is to stand trial for her murder later this year, following a hearing at Dungannon Crown Court sitting in Belfast. The two first met while working at Lusty Beg hotel complex near Kesh. John Patrick Miller (48) who is originally from Coleraine but […]


Local farmer is fined for unlicensed dog breeding

A PART-TIME farmer has been fined after he was found operating a ‘large scale’ dog breeding establishment without a licence. Barrie Reid (38) of Killynoogan Road, Kesh appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with operating a dog breeding establishment without a licence. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council received a complaint from a member […]


Fine for man with gout caught smoking cannabis in car

A MAN who was caught smoking cannabis in his car in Kesh has been fined. Michael Cecil James Roulston (30) of Ballinamallard Road, Omagh appeared at Enniskillen Magistrates Court on Wednesday charged with possessing a class B controlled drug, namely Cannabis. On June 27th 2018, police were on patrol when they got a call from […]

Dig in… Lovely locusts on the menu at lads’ night out

FANCY getting stuck into a three course a la carte menu taken straight from the ‘I’m a Celebrity’ jungle?  For starters you could opt for Jacobs cream crackers topped with crackling crickets.  Then for your main course perhaps a tasty chilli chocolate dish, garnished with a long tailed scorpion.  And if that wasn’t enough, to […]


Isolation taking its toll on over festive period

For most of us the festive season is spent catching up with family and friends, enjoying good company and lots of food. However, for elderly members of our community this can be a particularly difficult time of year.  It is a time when loneliness can carry a greater degree of meaning and isolation from the […]

GAA club unveils new stand as part of £1m development

ONE of Fermanagh’s most successful GAA clubs has set new standards in terms of facilities with the opening of an impressive new spectators stand. St Joseph’s GAA club in Ederney has been transformed into a modern state of the art sporting facility as part of the new £1 million North Fermanagh Valley Park.  The centrepiece […]


Threat with screwdriver

A MAN in his 70s has been left shaken after three men threatened him with a screwdriver and stole money from him at his home in Kesh. On Sunday night, it was reported that shortly before 7pm a man, aged in his 70s, was about to enter his house on Brookhill Road in Kesh when three […]


Move to make life jackets mandatory after lough tragedy

ON the back of a recent tragic accident in Kesh, a move has been made to make the wearing of life-jackets or personal flotation devices mandatory on Lough Erne. On September, 31-year-old Kenny Andrews from Bangor went missing after he was involved in a Jetski incident at Muckross Bay near Kesh, and his body was […]

Drowning victim was set to get married

AN extensive search operation of Lough Erne has ended with the recovery of a man’s body who went missing after a tragic jet ski incident near Kesh. 31-year-old Kenny Andrews from Bangor, who was the managing director of a damp-proofing firm, went missing after he was involved in a jetski incident at Muckross Bay near […]