Weekly Blog,Thursday 5th November

New, superfast satellite broadband scheme to some Fermanagh areas

A new satellite broadband scheme will bring “untold benefits” to customers who live in rural areas with no broadband connections, those who receive slow, unreliable connections or those who have no access to, or live far away, from the telephone exchange.

satellite broadbandRural areas of Fermanagh have been chosen for a new, superfast, satellite broadband scheme which is being delivered on a pilot basis by Avanti Communications, a UK satellite owner and known pioneer in rural broadband.

Fermanagh is one of only five regions in the UK to be given the opportunity to avail of the scheme to deliver broadband via satellite to a total of 1,000 consumers and businesses across the five areas.

A demonstration site for the satellite rural broadband initiative has been established at Boho Community Centre. Simply call in during office hours and take the opportunity to try out the speed of satellite broadband. Staff in the Centre will be on hand to assist with any difficulty in accessing or using the system.

Speaking about the satellite broadband scheme, the Chairman of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council said that the Council was delighted that residents and businesses in some of Fermanagh’s most rural and isolated areas have this opportunity to avail of new connectivity technology, and urged people to apply online.

Further information on the scheme can also be found on www.better-broadband.co.uk/fermanagh or by contacting Fermanagh and Omagh District Council’s Economic Development Officer, Mr Kevin McShane, Telephone 0300 303 1777 Ext 20313 or Email kevin.mcshane@fermanaghomagh.com

(from www.impartialreporter.com – for full story click here)


We Go Together organising a Nutritional Talk on Wednesday 11th November

The support group We Go Together are going from strength to strength, now having achieved charity status and started a programme of events.

Some of you may have attended their Diabetes Awareness talk a couple of weeks ago where they had invited specialist guests from the South West Acute Hospital to come along to give a talk about diabetes. The event was very well attended as well as informative.

nutritional healthThey are now organising a talk on Nutritional Health on Wednesday 11th November in Derrygonnelly Methodist Church at 8.15pm. The speaker will be Nuala Lilly from Nature’s Choice in Enniskillen. This talk will be of interest to anyone who is interested in improving their health through nutrition, maybe especially leading up to Christmas.

Admission is free and there will be a healthy snack, teas and coffees served.



Fermanagh Community Transport providing affordable rural transport 

fermanagh community transportFermanagh Community Transport’s aim is to provide affordable, accessible transport for individuals and groups of people living throughout County Fermanagh.

The dark winter nights are now upon us, and the Fermanagh Community Transport are offering buses home from after-school activities from your school to your door for a set single fare of only £2.50.

All passengers must be members and have parental permission to travel. Bookings can be made up to 1pm on the day of travel. Terms and Conditions apply. Call 028 66 324260 for membership or click here for more details.


Fermanagh and Omagh District Council Community Support Newsletter

Click on the logo for FODC Community Newsletter:





Boden Pop-Up Shop & Miglio Jewellery, Thursday 5th Nov, Lotions and Potions

boden logoThere will be a Boden Pop-Up Shop and Miglio Jewellery event hosted by Siobhan at Lotions and Potions on Thursday 5th November from 10am to 9pm in aid of the DDCP Christmas Lights.

All-day Coffee and Cream Teas served. Everyone welcome.


Monster Bingo, Sunday 8th November, Derrygonnelly Community Centre

bingoMonster Bingo is here again, on Sunday 8th November at 3pm.

£1000 jackpot plus loads other cash prizes, everyone welcome






DDCP Monthly Meeting, Monday 9th November, Derrygonnelly Methodist Church


Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership hold a meeting every second Monday of the month at 8pm in the various venues in Derrygonnelly. Here we meet up to discuss how we would like our area to develop, funding opportunities, current issues and upcoming projects and events, etc.

We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone to come along to the meetings and have a say in the future of our village.

Nutritional Health Talk, Wednesday 11th Nov, Derrygonnelly Methodist Church

nutritional healthFollowing their well-attended talk on Diabetes Awareness, the support group We Go Together are organising a talk on nutritional health on Wednesday 11th November at 8.15pm in Derrygonnelly Methodist Church. This talk is of interest to anyone interested in improving their health, especially in the lead up to Christmas. Free admission and a range of healthy snacks and tea & coffee after the talk. All welcome.

Derek Ryan, Friday 20th November, Derrygonnelly Community Centre

coming soonMore details to follow soon.

Switching on the Christmas Lights & Christmas Fair, Thursday 10th December, Main Street & Community Centre

christmas treeOur annual Christmas family event will take place on Thursday 10th December from 6pm on the main street of the village, followed by a christmas craft fair in the Community Centre. Refreshments served and christmas music provided by Church Hill Silver Band. Santa himself might even decide to pop in to see the kids.

All welcome!




Derrygonnelly & District Community Partnership will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday 9th November 2015. All welcome.

If there is anything you would like us to add to our blog, please e-mail derrygonnelly.district@gmail.com, or send us a message on Facebook.

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!