Dancing girls in the groove in Donagh


DANCERS with the Movers and Groovers in Donagh have been raking in the titles this year. Aoife and Amy McPhillips have been dancing since 2017 under the tuition of Julie McDonald. They train weekly in the Millennium Hall Donagh with the rest of their club and dance Pro am with professional dancer Shane McKeever. To […]


Bonnie born at SWAH on Boxing Day


THE parents of a local Boxing Day baby have said they are ‘just so happy’ to have brought their little girl into the world at the most wonderful time of year. For the majority of us, the festive season is a period more magical than most. However, when one young couple living in Kilskeery look back […]


Fr Gary Donegan has surgery for blindness


FR GARY Donegan has paid tribute to the many people who have “rallied around” him after he recently underwent serious eye surgery. Originally from Newtownbutler, the Ardoyne-based cleric, pictured below, had an operation to restore the sight in his right eye after losing his vision a few weeks ago when a bleed to it caused extensive damage. To read […]


Fears SWAH could lose acute status


CONCERN is growing that the South West Acute Hospital (SWAH) could lose its ‘acute’ status, after it emerged the Western Trust is considering changing the name of the hospital. Recently released minutes from a meeting of the SWAH Strategic Development Group – which was set up by the Trust to oversee the future development of the Enniskillen hospital […]


‘We are fed up’ – People have their say


THE PEOPLE of Fermanagh had their chance to let our local politicians know how the removal of emergency general surgery from the SWAH is impacting the community last Thursday night, and the picture they painted was grim. From injured elderly people and autistic children being left to lie in storms and freezing temperatures as the ambulance […]


Baldwin blasts CCCC’s proposal


‘IT’S absolutely ludicrous’ is how Erne hurling manager Joe Baldwin reacted to the proposal by the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee (CCCC) to potentially exclude Fermanagh from the Allianz Hurling League and top-tier competitions from 2025. Next month, CCCC delegates from across the country will meet to vote on whether counties with less than five adult hurling […]


Bridge gymnasts show how it’s done in Belfast


LAST weekend Bridge gymnasts attended the Northern Ireland Championship Qualifiers in Shooting Starz Gymnastics Club. The two-day event comprising of floor, vault, beam and bars saw all the gymnasts placing with stiff opposition. SATURDAY RESULTS: Level 5: Dearbhlá Cogan – 1st Vault, 1st Floor Lili Kurek – 1st beam, 2nd Floor, 3rd Bars, 2nd AA Level 6: Guilana […]