It’s the end of the Fermanagh County Show as we know it


THE FERMANAGH County Show as we know it will not be taking place this year, with organisers announcing they are currently exploring “a new way forward” for the popular annual event, which is now in its 188th year. In a statement released yesterday (Tuesday) the County Fermanagh Farming Society Ltd said they had taken a decision […]


Fermanagh MLA makes rail plea in Stormont


A FERMANAGH MLA has taken the campaign to have Fermanagh included in the all-Ireland rail plan to the Assembly at Stormont. Yesterday (Tuesday) Áine Murphy MLA made a speech in the chamber urging Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd, her Sinn Féin party colleague, to improve local public transport and to consider including the county in the All-Island Strategic […]


Fermanagh influencers invited to Dublin event


Two of Fermanagh’s leading social media influencers were invited to attend the ‘live’ show of RTE programme ‘Dancing With The Stars’. Danielle Collins and Abigail Parkinson, who have risen to fame through their activity on social media, joined forces with prestigious skin care company Bellamianta Luxury Tanning for the day out in Dublin. Abigail has […]


Fr Gary Donegan has third surgery


FR Gary Donegan said he was ‘genuinely moved’ after a community youth group in Ardoyne sent him ‘get well soon’ messages online, just hours after he underwent a third surgery on his eye. The Fermanagh cleric was admitted to the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, on Wednesday in a bid to secure the sight in his […]


Major funding boost for Sligo to Enniskillen greenway


A FURTHER €1.5 million (£1.28 million) has been announced by the Irish government for the long-awaited Sligo to Enniskillen greenway. Nicknamed the ‘Marble Arch Greenway’, the proposed 75km walking and cycling route follows the former Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway (SLNCR), connecting Enniskillen to Sligo via Belcoo and Blacklion. Last week it was announced […]


Fermanagh footballer Cadhla Bogue is set for Miss NI!


TWENTY years after Enniskillen woman Kirsty Anne Gabriel Stewart was named Miss Northern Ireland, Tempo’s Cadhla Bogue is aiming to win the famous beauty pageant. Ahead of the upcoming Miss Northern Ireland event, the 21-year-old was scouted by a talent agency on Instagram. Last week, she qualified for the main event through the Miss Enniskillen heat […]


Sadness at death of much-loved Elizabeth Greene


THE Derrygonnelly community was left deeply saddened following the death of much-loved teacher Elizabeth Greene who left ‘a lasting impression’ on many pupils in West Fermanagh. Formerly of Mullykivet in Derrygonnelly, Ms Greene, 68, passed away peacefully on Tuesday. Born in Belmore Street in Enniskillen to parents Denis and Laura Joan Hughes, Ms Greene (nee Hughes) […]


Fermanagh busker heads up Charlie’s Bar


IRVINESTOWN singer Dara Murray is becoming a rising star in the local music scene and he’s recently performed in Charlie’s Bar in Enniskillen. As part of the Valentine’s Day celebrations on Wednesday, February 14, the talented singer took centre stage at the popular Fermanagh pub. Murray is a highly regarded singer who has risen to […]


Michelle Gildernew selected for EU elections


FERMANAGH and South Tyrone MP Michelle Gildernew has been officially selected by Sinn Féin to contest the upcoming European Parliament elections later this summer. On June 7, the Sinn Féin politician is set to run alongside party member Chris McManus in a bid to secure election as an MEP in the Midlands/North West constituency. Sinn […]


COLUMN: A reluctant celibate


THE start of my journey to become a priest was very shaky. I fell in love twice in my first three months. The first time was the week before I entered the Seminary. I had received an itemised list that was considered essential for a young man starting off on the road to priesthood. Most items […]