Covid cases plummet in Fermanagh, with hospital numbers down too

THERE is good news on the Covid front in Fermanagh this week, where case numbers have fallen significantly. The shrinking case numbers may be related to recent government advice to use lateral flow tests only, due to the high demand for PCR testing, with people required to self-report their positive test when using a lateral […]

Western Trust to run Dedicated Vaccination Clinics for Pregnant Women

First dose clinic will be open at the Lakeland Forum on August 24th from 1pm – 4pm, while the second dose will be available on October 19 at the SWAH.  The Western Health and Social Care Trust (Western Trust) has announced it is to set up special arrangements to accommodate pregnant women and those who have […]

Local priest lobbying US Congress on United Ireland

A LOCAL priest who has been helping shape Irish American politics for decades is now using ‘people power’ to lobby the US Congress to support a united Ireland. Fr Sean McManus hails from the townland of Clonliff in Kinawley, but has been working in the US for almost 50 years. In February 1974 he founded […]

Fermanagh woman’s boyfriend creates ‘friendly’ Twitter storm

SINCE the widely anticipated ‘Friends’ reunion aired on our screens on Thursday night, memes of star Matt LeBlanc who played ‘Joey Tribbiani’ has spread like wildfire across social media Locals noticed that Matt LeBlanc, who appeared on the TV special, to be as fun and charming as his much loved character, resembled what could be […]

Talented O’Donnell family performs on RTE

  THE O’DONNELL SIBLINGS from Roslea were the pride of Fermanagh this week after RTE producers  discovered their talent for traditional music online. Aoife (15), twins Ciara and Olivia (12) along with their younger brother Aodhan (10) who are part of the Roslea Comhaltas branch were asked to perform on the set of Réalta agus […]

Charlie Lawson hints at soap secrets in upcoming autobiography

FERMANAGH actor Charlie Lawson has teased that he will be spilling at least some soap secrets from his time at Coronation Street in an upcoming book about his life. The Enniskillen man first shot to fame thanks to his iconic portrayal of the Manchester-based soap’s larger-than-life Jim McDonald. Now, Mr Lawson is planning a ‘tell all’ […]

Tragic road vitcim named

A male motorcyclist who sadly died following a road traffic collision just outside Fivemiletown yesterday evening was 21-year-old William Weir from the Maguiresbridge area.  The collision, involving a black ZNEN motorbike and a silver-coloured Volkswagen Polo, was reported to police just after 6pm yesterday and occurred on the Belfast Road between Fivemiletown and Brookeborough. Police and […]

Covid career hammer blow for talented young singer

A FAN FAVOURITE on the Country music scene, local talent Samantha Breslin has gone from sold out venues to cancelled bookings due to the impact of Covid-19. “In recent months, a significant number of my bookings have been cancelled and less bookings are being made. I feel the atmosphere is just not the same, who […]

Funfair family insist safety is top priority

THE LOCAL family behind Cullen’s Amusements has assured the Fermanagh public it is going above and beyond with their Covid safety measures. A regular feature of Enniskillen summers for many a year, the family-run funfair rolled into town last week for the first time since the coronavirus crisis began. For some the sight of the […]