Enniskillen to Sligo greenway progresses over border

THE ENNISKILLEN to Sligo greenway has been given a boost in the latest round of cross-border funding from the Irish government. Nicknamed the ‘Marble Arch Greenway’, the proposed 72km walking and cycling route follows the former Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties Railway (SLNCR), connecting Enniskillen to Sligo via Belcoo and Blacklion. It is hoped the €11 million greenway, which […]

Kerr names his Fermanagh & Western select squad

THE Fermanagh and Western representative squad for Saturday’s game against Sligo/Leitrim District League has been named. Manager, Michael Kerr, has named a formidable 18 man squad that includes Player of the Year Ryan Campbell, Mulhern Cup winning captain Jason Keenan and Tummery Athletic league winning player-manager, Ryan Hanna. On Monday night, the Fermanagh and Western side played Monaghan […]

Pressure for Fermanagh to catch up on Sligo Rd. work

PROJECT: WITH work continuing at pace upgrading the southern side of the Enniskillen to Sligo road, the pressure is now on for the northern authorities to provide a similar investment on the Fermanagh side of the route. The N16 realignment project will soon be inching towards the Fermanagh border from Sligo. The project, which was […]

As one beach opens …another one closes!

HOLIDAYMAKERS enjoying the sunshine in Mullaghmore over the weekend had a staycation with a twist to say the least, as Sligo County council took to social media to announce a “temporary bathing ban” on its popular tourist beach.  Last Wednesday, Sligo County Council issued a ‘disappointing’ statement via social media, “Due to an infrastructure malfunction […]

Pressure on Fermanagh  to invest in greenway 

THE PRESSURE is on Fermanagh to progress its end of a cross-border greenway project after the Irish government released funds for the southern side of the project, which will come right up to our county border. As recently reported by the Herald, the creation of the Sligo, Leitrim and Northern Counties (SLNCR) Greenway project would […]

New greenway project could be a gamechanger for tourism

THE push is on to secure completion of a crossborder Greenway which would take in Enniskillen. And the importance of securing progress on the project has become more obvious during Covid-19 pandemic. Early in 219 First Minister Arlene Foster and other Fermanagh representatives made their way to the home of the Ballroom of Romance, Glenfarne, […]

Dismay after beaches are closed off due to health risks

PEOPLE people flocking to the seaside over the weekend were left disappointed after swimming was prohibited at two Sligo beaches.  Mullaghmore and Rosses Point beaches missed out on the southern bank holiday rush as Sligo County Council erected signs of bathing water prohibition notices at both beaches last Thursday. High levels of Intestinal Enterococci was […]