Douglas and Doreen celebrate 50 years

SOME of the leading Country music stars united in Brookeborough to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of much-loved couple, Douglas and Doreen McDowell. On Friday, a large crowd turned out to Aghavea Parish Church Hall for the golden wedding anniversary celebration, where the couple’s son, Malcolm, led the musical entertainment. To read more on this […]

Lisbellaw set for first ever Scarecrow Contest

IF YOU go down to Lisbellaw next week you’ll be in for a big surprise. Not a teddy bear’s picnic but a number of scarecrows lurking around each corner and front garden of the village as Lisbellaw stages its first-ever Scarecrow Contest. Starting on October 14 and lasting until the day before Halloween, residents will be displaying […]

£12m Carrybridge Hotel and Marina plans get green light

THE demolition of the Carrybridge Hotel and Marina in Lisbellaw and construction of a new £12 million hotel in its place has been given the go-ahead. The redevelopment was approved at a Fermanagh and Omagh District Council planning committee meeting last Tuesday night. In January, plans were revealed for a future £12m revamp of the hotel, […]

Lisbellaw hit with dirty drinking water

RESIDENTS in Lisbellaw had a filthy start to the day last week as brown-coloured water thundered out from their taps. Instead of expecting clear water to drink, to fill up their kettles and to replenish the water bowls of any household pets, people had to flock to the nearest sold to buy vast quantities of […]

Play park should be ready by now says concerned parent

A CONCERNED parent is wanting to know when her kids can start using their local play park again. Dana Taylor of Lisbellaw says that due to the village’s playground facility being out of commission for building work, her children have had nowhere to play during the school holidays. Back in April, the Council announced that […]

£2000 reward for information on missing Lisbellaw dogs

A REWARD of £2000 has been put up by a Lisbellaw family whose dogs have gone missing. Dachshunds, Rumi and Monti were reported as being missing from their home in the Snowhill Road area of Lisbellaw on April 11 around 8pm. Despite appeals on social media and constant searching – including a resident using their drone […]

McCuskers light up the skies in support of Air Ambulance

DAVID and his wife Joanne McCusker, are yet again keeping up with their famous winter wonderland tradition this festive season with over 20,000 lights on display around their family home, with an aim this year to raise essential and life-saving funds for Air Ambulance NI. Last year, the McCusker family from Lisbellaw received an “overwhelming” response […]