Demand for property in ‘friendly Fermanagh’

THE pandemic has been cited as one of the reasons for high demand for rural property in ‘friendly Fermanagh’. Latest figures reveal a rise in house prices here, but there is also a shortage of property with demand vastly outstripping supply. According to the House Price Index figures, there was a rise of 1.7 percent on the […]

Shutting up shop…retail sector still struggling

THE struggles facing the High Street in Enniskililen are increasingly evident in Enniskillen with a worrying amount of shops and other business premises lying vacant with shutters down.  Belmore Street alone,  for example, has a total of ten vacant premises. Turn the corner to Forthill Street and there’s several more. A similar story unfolds along […]

Old Collegiate site prime property for upmarket housing

A NEW build for Enniskillen Royal Grammar School is scheduled for completion for summer 2024. Since the amalgamation of the Collegiate Grammar School and Portora Royal School in 2016 the newly formed school operated across a split campus utilising the former sites of the respective schools. Speaking to the Herald this week, school principal Elizabeth […]

Forthill Park: the quietest beauty spot in Fermanagh?

THERE’S little doubt that Forthilll Park in Enniskillen is  one of the county town’s most attractive public spaces. The trouble is it is woefully underused, not enough people seem to know about it, and by and large it lies empty for most of the year. Although major plans are being put in place to develop […]


A MAJOR multi-million pounds leisure complex could give social life in Fermanagh a much-needed fillip – provided it gets the go-ahead from planners. The development, which could include a multi-screen cinema, restaurants, drive-through fast food and coffee outlets as well as a 65-bed hotel, is planned for the former Unipork site just off Enniskillen’s Cornagrade […]

Death of man (32) linked to drugs

THE FAMILY of a young man found dead on the banks of the River Erne in Enniskillen believe drugs were responsible for his death. Thirty-two-year old electrician,  Niall Smyth lived at Carnmore Lodge, Enniskillen. The father of one, he is immediately survived by his partner, Lisa, by his mother, Caroline (Peter) Moon, Trillick, by his […]