Caves moving with the seasons

OUR weather may be more unpredictable than it’s ever been, but the team at Fermanagh’s top tourist attraction are adapting to the changing times. As reported in last week’s Herald, this year’s summer washout has been impacting many local businesses, including the extremely weather-sensitive Marble Arch Caves, with the rain resulting in the closure of its […]

Cave man Victor racks up 750th Marble Arch tour

BOHO man Victor McManus has his sights on the big 1,000 after racking up his 750th guided tour of the Marble Arch Caves. Victor, 65, has been showing visitors around the caves for four years following a long career in the motor industry for a Land Rover dealership. Fast forward to today and even Victor […]

UNESCO judges to visit Geopark

IT’S A big week for the Cuilcagh Lakelands Geopark, with judges from UNESCO in town to hopefully complete a re-validation process. Formerly known as the Marble Arch UNESCO Global Geopark, and rebranded in July this year, the newly named Cuilcagh Lakelands straddles the Fermanagh-Cavan border and was the first cross-border geopark in the world to […]

County’s illegal dumping problem ‘could be even worse’

ILLEGAL dumping, already a plague on Fermanagh’s border, could become even worse after Brexit, while the development of the Marble Arch Geopark could also be stunted.  That’s according to Cavan County Council, which has been assessing the impact the UK’s departure from the EU could have on the border county. From the smuggling of fuel, […]

New Game of Thrones to show off ‘spectactular’Fermanagh

THE AUTHOR of the books behind the global sensation Game of Thrones (GOT) has said a spin-off show that was filmed in Fermanagh recently will be “spectacular.”  In June the Marble Arch Caves was closed for a number of weeks as the large film crew took over the caves and the adjacent Cladagh Glen forest […]


Council spends over £100k on surveys for four buildings

THE COUNCIL has spent almost £100,000 of rate payers’ money on condition surveys for just four of its buildings so far this year. In an update to the February meeting of the Council’s policy and resources committee, covering the period ending December 31, an outline was included of capital spending by the Council so far […]