Tributes paid to dedicated priest and keen sportsman


FORMER Tyrone manager Mickey Harte has paid tribute to Fr Michael Seery who played football for Ballygawley in the 1970s and was Parish Priest in the area for more than 20 years.   Fr Seery (77) died suddenly at his home in Stewartstown on Thursday (January 14). He is fondly remembered as a keen sportsman […]


Prestigious honour for Tyrone lockdown hero


Mask-maker Cathy is a ‘true inspiration’, says proud sister   AN unsung hero from Tyrone who helped to make more than 3,000 masks for frontline health workers during the first lockdown has been honoured by the Irish Credit Union movement.   Special needs assistant, Cathy Burns from Omagh is one of only three people across […]


Let’s get active with the Herald


The Ulster Herald is excited to be teaming up with McBride’s Spar and local fitness expert Damien Crowne to launch ‘Get Active with the Herald!’, a wellness initiative for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy. Every Thursday morning for the next four weeks Damien Crowne and members of his team from Personal Health […]


Double tragedy for Omagh family


TWO brothers from Omagh have died within days of one another, despite being hundreds of miles apart, after testing positive for Covid-19. Michael Gormley (77), who was from Culmore Park, passed away at the South West Acute Hospital on Thursday, January 7, having celebrated his birthday the week before on New Year’s Eve. His brother, […]


Course for salon professionals teaches signs of abuse


SPOTTING the signs of domestic abuse, and responding appropriately to disclosures is the important theme of an upcoming online course for hairdressers and beauticians across Omagh. Organised by Fermanagh Women’s Aid in partnership with Omagh Women’s Aid and Fermanagh and Omagh PSNI, the course, which is free of charge, is entitled ‘In Safe Hands: How […]


The joy of six


A friend of mine reckons that all of life’s ills are caused by celebrity magazines. That might be a bit of a stretch but sometimes when I encounter such publications I have to say, I’m fairly gobsmacked by some of the features therein. Weight-loss and eating disorders; domestic violence; and incest… I reckon if I […]


15,000 vaccines administered in the west


AROUND 15,000 Covid-19 vaccines have been given out to local healthcare staff and care home residents, but a major change has been made to the administration process. In total, more than 10,000 staff members, around 2,000 care home residents and 2,000 care home staff members received the vaccine and a total number of 15,000 vaccines […]


What’s your 90-day plan?


We are now into our second full week of 2021 and so much has happened! Lockdown, school closures, snow fall, American protestors topped off with Trump being suspended from Twitter and Elon Musk becoming the richest man on the planet. If that, and much more, happened in a week, imagine what could happen in 90 […]


Staff and pupils ‘adapting quickly’ to remote learning


AN IT teacher in a busy Omagh school believes that students have embraced online learning and are engaging more during this lockdown than they did in March. Sinead Moss, Head of IT and a Digital Leader at Sacred Heart College in Omagh, believes young people have increased their level of interaction with online learning and […]


Major £5m plan to revamp playparks in the next decade


A MAJOR plan costing in the region of £5 million is set to transform the provision of play parks locally during the next decade. Fermanagh and Omagh District Council has this week outlined plans which will see almost £4 million being spent on the construction of new play facilities and the upgrade and transformation of […]