3 Jul 2015 15:30 • Lily Dane
Student travels to Somme to reseach her adopted soldier
Delving deep in her research, Fermanagh teenager Alison Glass has been representing the county in one of the first ever initiatives of its kind, ‘My Adopted Soldier.’
3 Jul 2015 12:30 • Lily Dane
Fancy meeting Frank and Christine at Garden party
Selwyn Johnston from Headhunters Railway Museum unexpectedly bumped into footballer Frank Lampard and his fiancée Christine Bleakley, whose parents are from Fermanagh, at a farewell reception for the US Consul in Belfast.
27 Jun 2015 15:00 • Lily Dane
As boys prepare for Henley, crew of ‘82 recalls freak break that shattered dream
As young oarsmen from Portora Boat Club, Enniskillen, prepare to compete at next week’s Henley Royal Regatta, it brings back memories of the last Portora men’s crew to race at the prestigious annual event on the River Thames.
19 Jun 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane
Looking Back: Devenish School Pupils in 1958
Pupils at Devenish Primary School, Monea, in 1958. Past pupil Robin Ferguson, who is in the photograph (back row) kindly submitted this picture for use in our Looking Back column as he felt it would be of interest to readers. Included in the photo are: front row, Joy Acheson, Orville Elliott, Elizabeth Simpson and Evelyn Simpson. Second row, Ethel Irwin, Alice Cathcart, Betty Ferguson, Evelyn Elliott, Madeline Elliott, Wendy Hassard and Willie Little. Back row, Jimmy Dundas, Alan Elliott, David Brooker, Willie Elliott, David Cathcart, John Cathcart, Robin Ferguson, Eric Whittaker, Norman Brown, and Bert Ferguson. The young
people at the school were from the Monea, Springfield, and Derrygonnelly areas. Missing from the photograph is Mrs. Wells, the teacher.
12 Jun 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane
Looking Back: Ted setting off on special trip to ‘Hall of Fame’
The Impartial Reporter, June 14, 1990: Enniskillen swimmer Mr. Ted Keenan (right) who will travel to Fort Lauderdale at the end of June, being presented with a plaque by Mr. Caldwell McClaughry, Chairman of Fermanagh District Council. Looking on is Mr. George Deane, who has helped to organise the trip. See report in “25 years ago.”
9 Jun 2015 15:00 • Lily Dane
Former classmates reminisce at Kesh PS reunion
An old photograph of the staff and pupils of Kesh Primary School, taken 40 years ago in 1975, prompted two former pupils of the school to organise a reunion of their former schoolfriends.
8 Jun 2015 15:00 • Lily Dane
Tragedy spurs fund-raising for defibrillator
Lisbellaw community is in a safe pair of hands as it now benefits from the placement of two Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in the local vicinity.
15 May 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane
Looking Back: Classic is just champion!
Impartial Reporter, May 17, 1990:
Twenty-five years ago, Mr. Owen McTaggart is pictured weighing in a catch at the Broadmeadow during the P.&O. Fishing festival.
8 May 2015 18:00 • Lily Dane
Sadness at death of much-loved stalwart of the music world
A stalwart in Fermanagh’s music world, Mrs. Irene Kernohan, who was a highly regarded figure in the community, died at the weekend.
8 May 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane
Looking Back: Mullanaskea Pupils pictured in the mid fifties
Pupils at Mullanaskea Primary School pictured around 1954/55.
Bridie McCaffrey (nee O’Connor) who is in the picture (third row, seated, ninth from left) kindly forwarded the photo to our Looking Back column. Four members of the O’Connor family are in the picture.
7 May 2015 19:00 • Lily Dane
Rita recalls VE Day as special Beacon to be lit on Castle Island
All eyes will be on Castle Island on Lough Erne as Fermanagh’s VE Day Beacon is lit as part of countrywide commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.
7 May 2015 13:00 • Lily Dane
Three generations bring their Blondes to the showring
Three British Blondes from the Johnston farm at Ballymacan, Clogher, will be shown at this year’s Balmoral Show.