Lily Dane

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22 Nov 2014 13:30 • Lily Dane

Death of Tom Cullen, a man steeped in the GAA

A stalwart in G.A.A. circles, Mr. Tom Cullen, a fluent Irish speaker, an author, and an accomplished sportsman in his day, passed away peacefully at his home at Belleek, Co. Fermanagh.

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21 Nov 2014 10:30 • Lily Dane

Lee is only person in Northern Ireland with rare syndrome

Inspirational Fermanagh man Lee Martin suffers from an extremely rare syndrome - Diploid Triploid Mosaicism.

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16 Nov 2014 10:00 • Lily Dane

Nine year old with the world at his feet

Talented Irish dancer Colum Higgins, from Fermanagh, has the world at his feet! The nine-year-old excelled at the recent All Ireland Championships and now he is getting all set for the World Championships in Canada next year.

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14 Nov 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: Realistic Roof Top “Rescue”

A photographic feature published in The Impartial Reporter on October 29, 1964, captured Enniskillen Fire Brigade and the members of the hospitals service reserve combine to stage a realistic roof top “rescue” on 17th inst. It recorded the display was part of a recruiting drive for the hospital service reserve attached to the Erne Hospital, Enniskillen, where a nursing and ambulance unit is being formed. Pictured are Leading Fireman Wesley Nixon and Auxiliary Fireman Irvine Brown (on right) catching Fireman Edward Love as he is lowered by rope from the roof of the former Labour Exchange at the Gaol Square. Section Leader James Drennan gave a running commentary on the roof top ‘rescue’ staged by Enniskillen Fire Brigade.

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13 Nov 2014 17:00 • Lily Dane

Poet grandson of Townhall contractor is buried in Enniskillen

Poems were recited at the graveside at the Convent Cemetery, Enniskillen, on Monday afternoon, as the well-known and widely-respected Fermanagh born poet, Francis James Harvey was laid to rest.

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11 Nov 2014 14:44 • Lily Dane

Book's launch on Remembrance Day, November 11

A new book, Portora and the Great War 1914 to 1918, is being launched today - Remembrance Day, Tuesday, November 11.


6 Nov 2014 16:00 • Lily Dane

The day my life changed forever

The Enniskillen Remembrance Day Bomb - 27 years ago this weekend - is something that Serena Doherty, nèe Dixon, says she will “never get over”.

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1 Nov 2014 12:30 • Lily Dane

Noreen intends to have Christmas dinner on top of Kilimanjaro

When it comes to her fundraising efforts, no mountain is too high for Enniskillen woman Noreen Kettyles.


24 Oct 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: Lost on H.M.S. ‘Royal Oak’

The Impartial Reporter, October 26, 1939 - Memorial Service - The war laid its icy finger on Fermanagh first in this parish of Florencecourt, for Andrew Wallace perished in the ‘Royal Oak.’ At the fireside, at the fair, at the creamery, at the market, on all these occasions, the boy, his life, his promise was spoken of and now it was the turn of the Church. The rector had a trying task and he acquitted himself superlatively. Standing at the reading-desk he spoke proudly of this boy, calling him ‘Andrew’ as he had always done. To the superior officers of his ship there may have been naval terms in use, identity numbers and such like, but here in Florencecourt he was ‘Andrew’. (See Looking Back, 75 Years Ago).

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17 Oct 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: Over the fields - by boat

Impartial Reporter, October 15, 1964. The boat sails over the tops of the rushes as Con Boyle takes John Brady, U.F.U. group secretary (in stern) and Robert Wilson (centre) on a tour of the flooded land on the shores of the Upper Erne near Lisnaskea. (See Looking Back 50 years ago.)

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16 Oct 2014 16:00 • Lily Dane

Death of musician who had entertained for over 60 years

A Fermanagh music legend, Leo McGandy, of The Skyrockets showband fame, passed away peacefully in South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen, on Friday morning, October 10.

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10 Oct 2014 18:00 • Lily Dane

The amazing work of the magical imagineer

“The Magical Imagineer” - an exhibition demonstrating the genius of the late Gordon Johnson, Enniskillen artist, model maker, writer and cartoonist - officially opens at Enniskillen Castle Museums this weekend.


10 Oct 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: Injury means a short ‘paws’ ...

Featured in The Impartial Reporter, October 12, 1989, is Ian Coalter with his springer spaniel. The article recorded that four-year-old Judy can drive a cross country buggy by herself and she was set to star on the “That’s Life” TV programme. Visitors to the Necarne estate at Irvinestown see Judy cruising along the laneways in the 200cc Yamaha Quad! See Looking Back, 25 years ago.

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9 Oct 2014 11:38 • Lily Dane

Fermanagh Man Awarded INVENT 2014 Accolade

One of the top prizes at this year’s Northern Ireland Science Park’s INVENT competition went to Fermanagh man David Moorhead.


7 Oct 2014 09:27 • Lily Dane

Information Evening for Fostering

An information evening for fostering, presented by Action for Children Northern Ireland, will be held at Mahon’s Hotel, Irvinestown, tomorrow night, Wednesday, October 8.


3 Oct 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days

October 1, 1964: - A happy snapshot of the late Billy Maxwell at his favourite sport. See Looking Back, 50 Years Ago, which records the passing of Mr. Maxwell.

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2 Oct 2014 17:00 • Lily Dane

Bomb victim meets his rescuer

Enniskillen Bomb victim Stephen Ross was recently reunited with Tommy Hallawell, one of the rescuers, who helped pull him from the rubble almost 27 years ago.

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26 Sep 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: Brass ensemble’s first performance

The Impartial Reporter, September 21, 1989: The Ardhowen Brass Ensemble gave their first public performance on Monday lunchtime at the theatre. The Ensemble has 10 members who are all pupils or past pupils of St. Michael’s and Portora. Their first concert, lasting about 45 minutes, was held outside because of the beautiful weather. They played a varied programme from Renaissance, through Baroque to Modern arrangements and jazz.

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21 Sep 2014 19:00 • Lily Dane

Kieran’s 18 operations in 15 years after contracting meningitis

“Meningitis has not gone away!” is the message from Enniskillen mother Clare McGovern.

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19 Sep 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: A story from Dublin

Photograph from The Impartial Reporter, September 10, 1964: Professor Owen O’Mahoney, famous for his “Meet the Clans” programme on Radio Eireann, regales Dr. Edward Forster, of Rosslea, and his wife, Rosemary, with amusing anecdotes during an interval at the National Trust Ball at Castlecoole, Enniskillen.

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