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. […]

Safety warning after heartbreaking tragedy

Young father who lost his life in jet ski accident on the Erne will be laid to rest tomorrow morning.  A STARK warning has been issued after tragedy struck on Lough Erne  over Easter weekend in which a young father-of-one lost his life. Emergency services recovered the body of Declan Ryan from the river  close […]


Youngsters saved on Bundoran beach centre stage at Cork

A LOCAL family who were rescued by the RNLI at Bundoran beach have helped spread a lifesaving message during  Sunday’s All-Ireland hurling semi-final. Cahir McCallion (10) and his sister Beth (8) were swimming close to the shore on a beach in Bundoran in May 2018 when they became caught in a rip current which dragged […]

Speedboat passengers are rescued in Lough Erne lifeboat

WITH THE weather improving the RNLI have been busy on Lough Erne with a number of rescue operations in recent days. In one incident at the weekend the  RNLI was requested to launch to reports of a drifting cruiser in the area of Castle Archdale.  The crew did an extensive search of the area, spoke […]

Initiative to cut drowning deaths

Launching the 2019 national drowning prevention campaign Respect the Water, the charity is urging the public to take action and follow this potentially lifesaving advice if they find themselves in trouble in cold water.  The RNLI advises to fight your instinct to swim hard or thrash about – this can lead to breathing in water […]

Man who drowned fell off jetty after making it to shore

A CORORNER has supported calls for the mandatory wearing of life-jackets on waterways at an inquest of a man who drowned in Lough Erne in tragic circumstances. Joe McCrisscan was speaking at the inquest into the death of Michael James Beattie (55) who died after falling from his yacht which was moored at Lough Erne, […]