BREAKING: GP appointed for Fermanagh border practice


THE Swanlinbar community has said they’re ‘delighted’ after the appointment of a new GP. For the past three years the practice just across the border has been run on a full-time basis by a locum GP. On Friday afternoon, Swanlinbar Development Association confirmed that a new GP has been appointed to the Swanlinbar Health Centre […]


Irish Cup is ‘a dream come true’ for Chris Curran


THE curtain closed on Chris Curran’s remarkable playing career amidst emotional scenes at Windsor Park on Saturday as Cliftonville dramatically ended a 45-year wait to capture the Irish Cup. After over a decade at the north Belfast club, the Swanlinbar man received the ultimate crescendo as he came off the bench to help Jim Magilton’s […]


Curran chalks up 400 appearances for The Reds


SOLITUDE or nowhere. That’s the feeling you get from Cliftonville’s Chris Curran, after he made his 400th appearance for The Reds last Tuesday night against Larne. The Swanlinbar man joined the north Belfast club ten years ago from Ballinamallard United and in his first year he helped them retain the Danske Bank Premiership. Four League Cups, […]


300 not out


Swanlinbar man Chris Curran played his 300th game for Cliftonville and the ‘Reds’ captain says he will finish his playing days at Solitude.   CHRIS Curran has had  quite a career. At only 15 years-old he was signed by Manchester Utd from Ballinamallard Utd and within two and a half years his life had come […]


Village surgery on the look-out for new doctor


THE SEARCH is on for a new doctor in village of Swanlinbar after the area’s resident GPs retired at the weekend.  A locum GP is to serve the people of Swanlinbar and surrounding areas for the immediate future after Dr Kevin Deering and Dr Jacqueline Ellis-Deering retired at the end of October. While no interviews […]


Weeks without water at the hottest time of the year


RESIDENTS of Swanlinbar have been unable to drink or wash using the tap water in their homes during the hottest weeks of the summer so far.  A ban has been in place for the best part of a month, with householders warned not to use their running water for drinking or bathing after dangerously high […]