New RNLI building in Lower Lough Erne opens

THE new RNLI lifeboat station on the Lower Lough Erne is finally up running after 21 years in temporary accommodation. Volunteers at Enniskillen RNLI were handed the keys to their new state of the art building on the Killadeas Road at Gublusk earlier this month. The modern purpose-built lifeboat station is located close to the […]

RNLI rescue 12 in four separate Naan Island incidents

CARRYBRIDGE RNLI had a busy evening last Friday as 12 people had to be rescued and ferried back to dry land. A call from the Belfast Coastguard alerted the volunteer crew to an incident of a vessel in difficulty in shallow water close to Naan Island. Once on scene the RNLI located two vessels in […]

Father and son to spend Christmas on call with the RNLI

WHEN most of us are settling in to tuck into our turkeys this Christmas afternoon, many Fermanagh families will have someone ‘on call’ and ready to rush to the rescue if the need arises, not least among them our volunteer RNLI crews. In fact, there will be eight new volunteers carrying lifeboat pagers for the first time this Christmas across the county, including […]

Ray of Hope event to remember Mickey begins tomorrow

This weekend sees the Ray of Hope memorial weekend in memory of Mickey McPhillips, take place in Newtownbutler. There is a fantastic line-up of events taking place over the weekend to reflect community man Mickey’s interests and life. Friday August 13th A photographic exhibition of ‘Faces and Places’, first exhibited by Mickey back in 2001. […]