Lily Dane

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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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14 Sep 2014 11:30 • Lily Dane

St. Comhghall’s celebrate the best results in their history

The Principal of St. Comhghall’s College, Lisnaskea, in his prize night speech, reported that 2013/14 “was another extremely successful year”.

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12 Sep 2014 16:00 • Lily Dane

A man who was ‘inspirational’ for Fermanagh tourism

Tributes continue to be paid this week to Rodney Watson, Managing Director of the Killyhevlin Hotel, Enniskillen, whose unexpected passing on Sunday has been met with much shock and sadness in the community and beyond.

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12 Sep 2014 15:01 • Lily Dane

Resurfacing works on A4 Ballagh Road, Clogher, starting today

The start of a £165,000 resurfacing scheme on A4 Ballagh Road, Clogher, recently announced by Transport Minister Danny Kennedy, was starting today.


12 Sep 2014 14:00 • Lily Dane

Rodney Watson’s funeral told of a ‘kind hearted and most generous’ person

Around 600 people turned out yesterday afternoon, Wednesday, to pay their respects to Mr. Rodney Watson, Managing Director of the Killyhevlin Hotel, “a people person” whose sudden passing at his home on Sunday, September 7, has been met with immense shock and sadness in Fermanagh and farther afield.

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12 Sep 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: Carer of the Year

September 14, 1989: Mrs. Maureen Muldoon is pictured pouring a cup of tea for Mrs. Mary Cunningham, Market Street, Enniskillen. The report from 25 years ago records that Mrs. Muldoon was in line for the “Carer of the Year” award, being one of six finalists - the only representative from Northern Ireland - in the Telecom caring award scheme. See Looking Back, 25 years ago.

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5 Sep 2014 11:00 • Lily Dane

Those were the days: Brother and sister begin to paint a brighter picture

Thursday, September 7, 1989: Robbie and Kerry Maxwell, left, children of John and Marion Maxwell, Bellanaleck, enjoying their painting session at the new Enniskillen Integrated Primary School which opened last week. Their father is chairman of the board of governors of the school.

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4 Sep 2014 16:00 • Lily Dane

Founder’s pride as Integrated PS celebrates 25 years

The start of the new school term at Enniskillen Integrated Primary this week marked a significant milestone.

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1 Sep 2014 16:01 • Lily Dane

US Tour Operators in Fermanagh exploring American WWII Connection

American tour operators recently stopped off in the county to explore its American WWII connection.


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