Anthony tells of his road to Damascus

ENNISKILLEN author, Anthony Viney, has released his debut novel based on his own adventure to Syria. Viney launched his book at Blakes of the Hollow in Enniskillen last night.  Titled “On The Road To Damascus”, it is a story of a conflict-tourist looking for adventure in war-torn Syria. He drew inspiration on his own trip to […]

Syrian refugee’s family trapped under rubble

THE family of a Syrian refugee from Enniskillen survived the deadly earthquake in Turkey, but only after being trapped under rubble for two days and then enduring Monday’s second huge quake. For more than a week, Ali Swidani had been desperately trying to get in touch with his sister Amarea and her family who had been living near the region […]

Herald readers come out in support of refugees

THE FERMANAGH community has come out in force to say it welcomes the Syrian refugee families who are to make their home here. Five families are to be settled in Enniskillen as part of a special government programme to help vulnerable families fleeing the brutal war in Syria. Last week the Herald reported on how […]

Syrian families to make a new home in Fermanagh

FAMILIES fleeing war torn Syria are to make their home here in Fermanagh.  A total of five families are to be resettled in Enniskillen as part of the part of the Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme (VPRS).  It’s the first time anyone from the scheme, which is aimed at helping families who have been affected by […]