Translink’s antiques roadshow

FERMANAGH has been described as a ‘dumping ground for old Translink buses’ after it was claimed that 17-year-old vehicles with faulty heating systems have been making journeys a nightmare for local passengers. The double-decker buses are used for school runs and local routes, and furious passengers have described how they have had to endure either extreme cold or […]

Weather warning as winter begins to bite

WRAP up warm, because Jack Frost is about to pay the county a visit just in time for Christmas. With the mercury already plummeting since the start of the week, Met Eireann issued a weather advisory for the days ahead for extremely cold weather, with temperatures dropping as low as -4 degrees. “[It will be] very […]

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 […]