COLUMN: Is there anything after this?

IN THE 1980s when I worked as a priest in a town in Fermanagh, I lived next door to a couple who were rather traditional, conservative Catholics. I wouldn’t have thought of myself as their type of priest as I was a product of the post-Vatican 2 church which for a very brief period flirted with some […]

Mary McAleese calls for end of celibacy

FORMER President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, has said there will be no priests left in the Western world in 30 years’ time unless the Catholic Church ends celibacy and the bar on married priests. Ms McAleese, currently chancellor of Trinity College Dublin, made the comments after Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, an adviser to Pope Francis and highly influential […]

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 […]

Carrybridge RNLI crew member ties the knot

CARRYBRIDGE Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) crew member, Richard Shea Daly, took a day off saving lives at on the lough to marry his partner, Cona Gallagher, in a ceremony on the banks of Lough Erne on Friday, May 26. Shea joined the volunteers at Carrybridge in February 2016 to crew the station’s B-Class Atlantic 85 Lifeboat. Cona […]

Amy’s capturing ‘special moments’ with handmade gifts!

By Mark McGoldrick FROM a young age, Amy Timoney has always had a passion for creativity and an eye for detail and she has now turned her love of art and design into an up-and-coming local business in Fermanagh. The Enniskillen entrepreneur, who works under the company name ‘Bespoke Gifts by Amy’, specalises in designing […]