9 Oct 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane
Looking Back: ‘Classic’ win for Mervyn
‘The Impartial Reporter, October 11, 1990: Mervyn Johnston, Tullyhommon, winner of the Circuit of Ireland Retrospective. See Looking Back column, 25 years ago, below.
8 Oct 2015 14:15 • Lily Dane
Sadness at death of well-known hairdressing professional
Much shock and sadness have been expressed in the community at the news of the sudden passing of May Monaghan (McGirr), who had been one of the best known names in Fermanagh’s hairdressing profession.
5 Oct 2015 12:00 • Lily Dane
Fermanagh Community Hero: Louise McLoughlin
Fermanagh Community Hero Louise McLaughlin could be described as a somewhat reluctant nominee as she feels there are many others who are worthy of nomination.
2 Oct 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane
Looking Back: Carla’s gold award
The Impartial Reporter, Oct. 4, 1990. Enniskillen girl, Carla McCabe won gold at the recent Northern Bank, Larne open swimming championships with an outstanding performance in the 50 metres butterfly event. Carla, 10, took the title with an unbeatable time of 39.79 seconds. She received her medal from Derek Baxter, Manager, Northern Bank, Larne.
26 Sep 2015 12:00 • Lily Dane
Owner of the former Celtic House Hotel dies
The highly regarded retired proprietor of the former Celtic House Hotel, in Belmore Street, Enniskillen, Mrs. Teresa O’Reilly has died at the age of 91 years.
25 Sep 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane
Looking Back: Novel Trip on the Erne
The Impartial Reporter, September 30, 1965: I have just been for a trip on the River Erne in that unique land-and-water vehicle, the amphibious “Amphicar,” writes the “Impartial Reporter” motoring correspondent. This de luxe car, comfortable and well-fitted out, has a smart appearance, fit to drive to weddings, or anywhere else, and yet it sails safely on rivers, lakes, or even in the sea. The “Amphicar” attracted a good deal of attention at lunch time on Friday when it stopped outside the “Impartial Reporter” office to pick up a photographer and myself. With Mr. Donald Elliott, representing the Northern Ireland distributors, James Elliott and Co., Ltd., of Portaferry, Co. Down, at the wheel - or should I say helm - we drove directly off the Broadmeadow shore
into the River Erne. Looking Back, 50 Years Ago (below) highlights the car’s visit.
24 Sep 2015 13:00 • Lily Dane
Maureen Muldoon: visionary worker for the community
News of the death at the weekend of Maureen Muldoon, from Enniskillen, has been met with much sadness in the Fermanagh community, where she is remembered as a “visionary” and an “inspiring” figure.
22 Sep 2015 16:00 • Lily Dane
Fermanagh Community Hero: Ethel Oldcroft
Fermanagh Community Hero nominee, Ethel Oldcroft, from Enniskillen, says she was “completely surprised” to hear she had been nominated.
18 Sep 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane
Looking Back: Elaine wins UK award for art
The Impartial Reporter, September 20, 1990:
Schoolgirl Elaine Jackson certainly does not need any lessons in art and design work - she has just collected one of the top prizes in a nationwide competition. See Looking Back, 25 Years Ago, below.
15 Sep 2015 16:00 • Lily Dane
Fermanagh Community Hero: Kathleen Breen
A well-known Lisnaskea woman, who enjoys playing an active role in her local community, admitted that she felt “humbled” on hearing of her nomination for Fermanagh’s Community Heroes.
14 Sep 2015 12:00 • Lily Dane
Double wedding for twin brides takes place in a book shop
The grandson of a well-known member of the Fermanagh community got married recently in a Welsh bookshop.
11 Sep 2015 17:00 • Lily Dane
Death of pharmacist who was at the centre of the community
A widely respected pharmacist in Fermanagh, who had been dedicated to her career and served for over 60 years prior to retirement, Mrs. Laura Joan Hughes, has died.