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 […]
Enniskillen barber delivering aid to earthquake victims
Helpless at the devastation at home, owners of Enniskillen Turkish Barbers took matters into their own hands and organised an appeal for aid.
Enniskillen refugee fears for family in Turkey
“I’m in shock. I feel helpless and lost. My sister and her family are living in this region and I have not been able to contact them.”
From sadness in Syria to ice cream in Enniskillen
“Everything was difficult at the start but the people here are amazing.”
Language no barrier to Syrian refugees thanks to Ali
This week he was involved in the ERANO-organised Men’s Health and Wellness Day at Fermanagh House in Enniskillen.
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 […]
Local clergy’s joint statement addresses Syria
Christmas message from Bishop John McDowell and Monsignor Joseph McGuinness
Heartbroken at destruction of her father’s homeland
Maria is no stranger to conflict. She grew up in the epicenter of the Lebanese Civil War in Beirut.