Share on Ice back bigger and better next month


SHARE on Ice is returning next month! Last year almost 9,000 revellers enjoyed what was Fermanagh’s first ever ice rink, at the Share Discovery Village outside Lisnaskea, with visitors coming from as far away as Cork. This year an even bigger synthetic rink – which is almost identical to a frozen one, only more environmentally […]


Get your jabs! Local pharmacies help with flu vaccine roll out


ANYONE who is eligible to get the flu vaccine is urged to take it up this year to help ease the pressure on the local health system. And with local pharmacies now giving out the jab, it’s easier than ever. With Covid still very much circulating in the community, and warnings over the dangers of […]


Long cold spell on the way after snowfall


IT WAS a case of “better late than never” for locals right across the county who had hoped for a white Christmas, as Storm Bella brought snow and biting sleet to parts of Fermanagh at the weekend. On St Stephen’s Day, forecasters put out a yellow (be aware) weather warning for wind and rain, as […]


Fresh snow and ice warning for Fermanagh


A BIG FREEZE is forecasted for counties Fermanagh, Antrim, Armagh, Tyrone and Derry.  Met Eireann stated, “Snow and ice may bring some disruption from later Tuesday and through to Thursday morning. Temperatures will drop to a low of -2 around the county tonight as the cold snap continues.” Louth, Cavan and Monaghan as well as […]


‘Phenomenal’ demand as flu jab stocks running low


FLU clinics across the county are in full swing with demand for the seasonal flu vaccine this year “exceptionally high” due to the ongoing pandemic. Demand is so great that more vaccines have been distributed in the past few weeks than the entirety of previous flu seasons. Due to the level of demand a “temporary […]


Mental health warning as winter edges closer


VERY FEW Fermanagh folk look forward to winter. For many who suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) shorter evenings and darker mornings can be almost unbearable. “For me it’s just the worst time of year,” explained Enniskillen wellbeing coach, Linda Johnston. “I myself suffer from SAD and have done since my teenage years. It’s only […]


Health staff are urged to get the jab


FERMANAGH’S frontline health workers have been urged to get their flu jab this year, even if they’ve never had one before, after it emerged less than a third of staff at the Western Trust had taken up the vaccine last year.  Flu vaccines are not mandatory for health workers, however with the Covid crisis continuing, […]


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Cost of home heating looks set to soar


AS the nights gets darker and the temperature drops, the price of electricity and heating has soared adding further pressures to households ahead of a long winter. Gas company Flogas and electricity supplier Power N| have both increased their prices significantly from October 1st. Customers of Flogas in Fermanagh have recently received letters detailing that […]