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27 Nov 2014 17:30 • Brian Donaldson

‘Daddy was a great man’

The family of 48-year-old motorcyclist, Brian Lynch, who died in hospital last Thursday from injuries sustained in a road collision six days earlier, have described him as a “great man” full of generosity and who will be greatly missed.

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27 Nov 2014 16:30 • Brian Donaldson

Memorial service remembers Drumcose crash that claimed nine lives 70 years ago

A memorial service to mark the 70th anniversary of the crash of a Catalina Flying Boat at Drumcose, near Ely Lodge, which claimed the lives of its nine-man crew, was held yesterday at the crash site.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Book on farming societies is a social history of Fermanagh

A new book which charts the contribution made by farming societies to the development of agriculture in Fermanagh in the 19th and 20th centuries has been praised by local historians, agriculturalists and the Northern Ireland Shows Association.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

UFU holds annual dinner

One of the main social events in the farming calendar in Fermanagh, the Ulster Farmers’ Union dinner dance took place on Friday evening in the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Public meetings in Fermanagh about new Local Action Groups announced

People in rural Fermanagh and Tyrone are being encouraged to participate in the new Local Action Groups which are being formed to deliver £70 million of grant aid to rural initiatives.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Farmers are a priority despite jobs cut: DARD

DARD aims to cut 300 jobs or 10 per cent of its workforce over the next 12 months, the Assembly’s Agriculture Committee was told this week.

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27 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Biosecurity needs to be kept high

Farmers and landowners engaged in poultry keeping have been urged to increase their biosecurity measures to keep out Avian Influenza.

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Better long term prospects for beef

Longer term prospects for the beef industry are more promising with opportunities for beef farmers, according to Darren Carty, who spoke at an open meeting in Fermanagh last week.

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Farming societies had major role in agriculture in county

The new book on the history of farming societies in Fermanagh, “A Landlords’ Legacy,” written by Sam Morrow, will be launched next Monday evening, November 24 at Enniskillen Campus, CAFRE.

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Bees need help to survive the winter

This has been a very mild autumn with bees flying freely and collecting nectar and pollen, from not only the ivy but from other plants such as dahlia, verbena and the few remaining cosmos in our gardens.

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Renewable Energy and tax implications

Renewable energy projects are now part of many farms and have the potential to generate extra income and increase the value of the farm.

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20 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

New agricultural store hosts open day

Johnston Agri Supplies in Lisnaskea host an open day tomorrow (Friday) at their newly refurbished premises.

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17 Nov 2014 09:30 • Brian Donaldson

Names recorded on memorial ‘now become flesh and blood’

In a tribute to the 581 men and one woman whose names are recorded on the Fermanagh War Memorial in Belmore Street and whose connections with the First World War are lovingly remembered by relatives, a new book transforms these soldiers into real people who left behind close families and communities.

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13 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Role of farming societies recorded in new book

A new book to be published later this month will trace the role of farming societies in Fermanagh and the development of agriculture and social enterprise over the past 200 years.

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13 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Charolais bulls to 5,000gns

Bulls entered at the Northern Ireland Charolais Club’s autumn show and sale topped at 5,000gns at Dungannon Farmers Mart on Friday sponsored by Excel Roofing and Cladding.

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13 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Winter Fair launched

The 29th Royal Ulster Winter Fair in association with Danske Bank, has been launched in the elegant surroundings of Ballywalter Park, Newtownards.

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13 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

A year of success for Kesh YFC

Kesh YFC have held their annual presentation of cups and trophies. The event on Monday evening brought a large number of Club members, family and friends together in the YFC Hall.

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13 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

New farm maps are issued

Revised farm maps are being posted out to farmers this month as DARD further updates arrangements for next year’s Single Application Form.

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7 Nov 2014 12:00 • Brian Donaldson

Was it a mirage? Minister O'Dowd once worked in an Enniskillen nightclub

The Education Minister, John O’Dowd, once worked as the assistant manager of the former Mirage Nightclub in Enniskillen, it has been revealed.

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6 Nov 2014 13:00 • Brian Donaldson

Rural crime and farm safety in the spotlight at event

The first of four Rural Crime and Farm Safety events in Fermanagh took place this week, highlighting the steps which members of the farming community should take to protect their premises and stock and also to ensure their working envrionment is safe.

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