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28 Jan 2015 10:00 • Lily Dane

Birdwatching makes most of bright and beautiful day

The RSPB’s Big Schools’ Birdwatch proved “a brilliant experience” for pupils of St. Ronan’s Primary School, Lisnaskea.

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27 Jan 2015 15:00 • Lily Dane

New meeting place for nursing support group

A successful Fermanagh group, Breastfriends has just met at its new location for the first time.

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27 Jan 2015 10:00 • Lily Dane

Prevention better than cure when it comes to children’s mental health

“Prevention is better than cure” is the view of Paul Kellagher, a Children Services’ Manager with Action for Children throughout Northern Ireland, including Fermanagh.

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25 Jan 2015 10:00 • Lily Dane

Fingerprint work is a world first

‘A world first’ in research is the end result of Fermanagh woman Helen McMorris’s final year undergraduate dissertation project at Abertay University in Scotland.

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24 Jan 2015 15:00 • Lily Dane

Death of popular minister who was a gifted preacher and played rugby for Ulster

Popular clergyman Canon Alfred Stanley O’Connor, who lived and served in Fermanagh for many years, passed away peacefully at his Stewartstown home last Monday, January 12, 2015, aged 94.

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20 Jan 2015 15:00 • Lily Dane

‘Sometimes, we need to stop and ask for directions’

The weights that slow us down” were the subject of Raymond Farrell, the speaker at Fermanagh Christian Fellowship on Sunday morning, who believes “life is a journey, and sometimes we need to stop and ask for directions.”

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16 Jan 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane

Looking Back: Samuel Beckett and William Scott

A unique event previously highlighted in Looking Back, relating to 25 years ago, were the deaths, within a week of each other, of two figures with world-wide reputations, both of whom spent their schooldays in Enniskillen in the 1920s. The writer, Samuel Beckett, died in Paris on December 23, and the painter William Scott, died at his home in Somerset, on December 28. The photographs appeared in The Impartial Reporter, January 4, 1990.

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15 Jan 2015 14:00 • Lily Dane

Eoin one of three ‘precious’ pupils to have recently died

Tribute is paid this week to a special Fermanagh boy - a much-loved youngster who always “had a smile on his face” - who passed away in the run-up to Christmas.

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9 Jan 2015 13:00 • Lily Dane

Hope’s appointment as High Sheriff ‘a real privilege’

Her appointment as Sheriff of County Fermanagh for 2015 has been described this week as “a very real privilege” by Mrs. Hope Kerr from Enniskillen (pictured).

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9 Jan 2015 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: First salmon of the season is dream catch for Dermot

The Impartial Reporter, January 4, 1990. Dermot McMenamin from Enniskillen with the first Irish salmon to be landed by an angler in 1990. It weighed 10lbs 4ozs and was landed from the River Drowes near Bundoran on New Year’s Day. This item was highlighted in last week’s Looking Back column.

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6 Jan 2015 16:00 • Lily Dane

Great start to New Year for local Honours recipients

The newly announced New Year Honours ensured 2015 began on an exciting note for a number of recipients from Fermanagh and Tyrone. MBEs (Member of the British Empire) are going to Mrs. Barbara Brand and Mr. Brendan McCusker, while those to receive BEMs (British Empire Medals) include Mr. David McQuigg and Mr. David Monaghan. Other recipients have connections with the county and include Mr. Nigel Dunlop, an old Portoran, who receives the CBE, and Dr John Fay who achieves recognition with the OBE. Lily Dane reports.

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6 Jan 2015 14:00 • Lily Dane

Great start to New Year for local Honours recipients

The newly announced New Year Honours ensured 2015 began on an exciting note for a number of recipients from Fermanagh and Tyrone. MBEs (Member of the British Empire) are going to Mrs. Barbara Brand and Mr. Brendan McCusker, while those to receive BEMs (British Empire Medals) include Mr. David McQuigg and Mr. David Monaghan. Other recipients have connections with the county and include Mr. Nigel Dunlop, an old Portoran, who receives the CBE, and Dr John Fay who achieves recognition with the OBE. Lily Dane reports.

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6 Jan 2015 12:00 • Lily Dane

Great start to New Year for local Honours recipients

The newly announced New Year Honours ensured 2015 began on an exciting note for a number of recipients from Fermanagh and Tyrone. MBEs (Member of the British Empire) are going to Mrs. Barbara Brand and Mr. Brendan McCusker, while those to receive BEMs (British Empire Medals) include Mr. David McQuigg and Mr. David Monaghan. Other recipients have connections with the county and include Mr. Nigel Dunlop, an old Portoran, who receives the CBE, and Dr John Fay who achieves recognition with the OBE. Lily Dane reports.

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6 Jan 2015 10:00 • Lily Dane

Great start to New Year for local Honours recipients

The newly announced New Year Honours ensured 2015 began on an exciting note for a number of recipients from Fermanagh and Tyrone. MBEs (Member of the British Empire) are going to Mrs. Barbara Brand and Mr. Brendan McCusker, while those to receive BEMs (British Empire Medals) include Mr. David McQuigg and Mr. David Monaghan. Other recipients have connections with the county and include Mr. Nigel Dunlop, an old Portoran, who receives the CBE, and Dr John Fay who achieves recognition with the OBE. Lily Dane reports.

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2 Jan 2015 12:01 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: Jimmy coaches Model boys

The Impartial Reporter, December 14, 1989: As highlighted in a recent Looking Back column, former Northern Ireland International Jimmy Cleary, is pictured coaching boys from the Model Primary School Primary 7 class, as part of the Burton “Striker” competition. Jimmy, formerly of Glentoran, Portadown and Enniskillen Rangers and an I.F.A. coach delighted the 20 boys aged between 10 and 14 with coaching and skills techniques. After an hour’s coaching Jimmy gave the boys a chance to talk and question him about his football career.

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12 Dec 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: Early days of the Pride of Erin Band

This very early photograph of the Pride of Erin Ceilidhe Band, Fivemiletown, has been shared with Looking Back. It belongs to the Breslin family and the column is informed that it it over 60 years old.

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5 Dec 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: Cups presented at Derrygonnelly and Irvinestown Marts

The Looking Back column of The Impartial Reporter has this week received two old photographs of interest - dating from the early sixties.

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30 Nov 2014 09:00 • Lily Dane

As Horizon West expands, one family tells us what it means to them

The ‘Light up a Child’s Life’ Christmas campaign at Horizon West Children’s Hospice, Killadeas receives the backing of the Irwin family from Rosslea.

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28 Nov 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: Rallying round for motor club’s jubilee

From The Impartial Reporter, November 30, 1989: This fully restored Cooper “S” belonging to Tullyhommon rally driver Mervyn Johnston (left) was the main attraction at the Enniskillen Motor Club’s 25th anniversary. Austin Frazer is pictured on the right. See Looking Back 25 Years Ago.

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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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