WHILE the prospects of Summer holidays abroad in 2021 remain uncertain, some Fermanagh people have said they will look forward to holidays at home.

The Impartial Reporter asked Facebook followers if they were planning a holiday at home.

Some say they'll turn to Fermanagh’s major source of tourism – Lough Erne – with Barbara Clarke saying she'll be found on the waters, “cruising on Lough Erne”, while others plan to venture across Northern Ireland.

Jennifer Crawford will head to the north coast, if restrictions allow. She said: “Portrush or Portstewart. A little piece of heaven in our own wee country.”

Others hoping to venture forth included Lorna Stewart, eyeing up “Bangor or Kilkeel”.

Other readers in Fermanagh are hoping that 2022 will bring some clarity on foreign travel, as they have already had to move or cancel their holidays.

Catherine Byrne said: “Just cancelled my holiday to Kavos, Greece. Maybe next year."

Meanwhile, Catherine Robinson delayed her holiday: “Had to postpone one from last October to this October [in] Cyprus; it’s just a waiting game.”

Linda Patricia Josephine Tummon said: “Hubby and I go abroad every Summer, but definitely not this year; it's not worth booking anything. No-one knows from one week to the next [what may or may not be allowed].”

Lisa Corrigan postponed her holiday for another year, but hopes to visit neighbouring Donegal.

She said: “I've changed my [international] holiday to June of 2022. All being well then, am more than happy to support local this Summer. So long as I get to Bundoran for a day to soak my feet in the water and walk in the sand, I'm happy enough.”

Kathleen Cole is optimistic for the future as she has booked a 2022 getaway to Las Vegas.

It's not just locals who are dreaming of getting away – we also heard from far-flung Fermanagh folk who are pining to get home again for a while to see their much-missed family and friends.

Oman-based Muriel Harrison said: “I’m really hoping to get back home from Oman for my regular six-week holiday in Fermanagh. Didn’t get back last year, but fingers crossed this year will be different."

Sue Benton said: “I was so wishing we could come for a visit and see our kids and grandchildren.”

Whether at home or abroad, Fermanagh folk – and those wishing to come to Fermanagh – are keenly awaiting further news and clarity from the Government over the coming weeks about the gradual reopening of society, including how travel to or from the county may be affected.