Veteran Lappin wins Fermanagh Open

Knocks Table Tennis Club hosted this year’s competition held at Knocks Community Hall and it was Letterbreen’s Jeremy Lappin who won in three straight sets with his all out attacking play, beating his clubmate Trevor Thompson in the decider. In the primary rounds, Albert Little played his clubmate Desi Elton in a highly entertaining match […]

Toner is on top of the world

Good things come to those who wait. And on Friday afternoon Denise Toner’s wait was finally over. The Knocks runner won a World Championship gold medal with one-twelfth of a second to spare, ahead of second-placed Olga Koppen from Germany. The 44-year-old ran her second-ever fastest time in the 800 metres and a season’s best, […]

Racheal steps out in support of NI Children’s Hospice

LOCAL STUDENT Racheal Clifford is stepping out with family and friends to raise essential funds for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice. The St Kevin’s College pupil showed a level of strength and determination that was well above her 15 years as she took to social media to highlight her desire to run 5K for one […]

Arty bus shelters making unlikely tourist attractions

THE countryside around Sliabh Beagh in east Fermanagh is certainly much brighter looking this summer. Brightly painted ‘art shelters’ are springing up on many country roads in the area giving country roads a new look. Donna Bannon, arts co-ordinator at Sliabh Beagh explained that 18 have been completed to date with the aid of funding […]

Potholes growing problem on our roads

A SIZEABLE pothole has created problems for drivers travelling around the Knocks area. For weeks now the Coalhill Road outside Brookeborough has been closed with drivers having to take alternate routes.  Local councillor Sheamus Greene said he had brought the issue to the attention of the Department of Infrastructure, the agency with responsibility for the […]


Last push for public to have say before stroke deadline

FERMANAGH Stroke Support Group are out and about around the county ahead of the final stroke consultation deadline.   After years of passionate local campaigning to keep the ward five open, this is the last chance for Fermanagh people to submit their views to have their say in the fight to keep the stroke unit.  Earlier […]

‘We’ll take to the streets over potholes ‘epidemic’

A STAGGERING 2,300 road surface “defects” have been reported in Fermanagh since the start of the year, yet only 951 have been repaired.  The Department of Infrastructure confirmed the figures to the Herald after a local councillor vowed the people of the county would take to the streets if nothing was done to address the […]