Impartial Reporter

Tavern Told Tales Launched

Fermanagh Writers’ third anthology of prose and poetry, Tavern Told Tales, was launched in Blakes of the Hollow, Enniskillen on 2nd October. The Impartial Reporter captured the event in the next week’s edition.

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Looking Back At Our Year

After Fermanagh Writers’ AGM in March our Chair, Tony Brady, wrote to the Fermanagh newspapers to tell them about the election results, the group’s achievements during the past year and plans for the coming year. In the article he said: At the recent AGM of Fermanagh Writers, Tony Brady was re-elected unopposed to work a second(…)

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Impartial Reporter Covers Our Meeting With President McAleese

The Impartial Reporter  noted our visit to Aras an Uachtarain with an article and photo of our group in their Thursday, 28th July edition of the paper.

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Impartial Reporter Series Breezes To A Close

Mags O’Reilly’s poem, The Wind, published in the Impartial Reporter this week, concludes the newspaper’s series featuring FCWG members’ writing. The poem vividly captures this force of nature in all its moods. Mags, a native of Fermanagh, attended Queen’s University, Belfast and spent her career teaching English and Religion in Enniskillen schools. She worked as a volunteer in(…)

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Gordon Williams’ Team Tale

Gordon Williams’ heartwarming tale, Cut Final, evokes the power of team spirit in this week’s Impartial Reporter.   Gordon, a native of Manchester, moved to Fermanagh in 1984. He says he began writing 9 years ago and hasn’t stopped yet. His stories deftly convey the complexity of human experience and emotion, capturing both humour and sorrow equally well. He(…)

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Ian Butler Recalls Britain’s Irish Hero

A Fine Bright Day Today, Ian Butler’s rousing account of events during the Battle Of Britain and Irish pilot, Brendan Finucane’s contribution to the Allied victory is in this week’s Impartial Reporter. Ian, vice-chairman of Fermanagh Creative Writing Group, arrived in Fermanagh in 2008. Originally from England, he is a former social worker who is recuperating from a stroke.(…)

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Wayne’s Winter

Impartial Reporter readers will forget about summer this week as Wayne Hardman’s piece, Winter In Canada, sweeps them away from green fields and bubbling streams to Canada’s frozen back gardens, rivers and lakes and the joys of winter sport. Retired ice hockey player Wayne, a native of Canada, is a sports broadcaster and journalist. He is a regular commentator for Belfast(…)

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An Alien Viewpoint

In this week’s Impartial Reporter short story, A Take On Living In Enniskillen, Peter Byrne offers an insight into the complexity of living in the town to a perplexed tourist who has ancestral connections to Northern Ireland. As a native of Dublin who has lived in Fermanagh for many years Peter has had ample opportunity to observe his adopted home.(…)

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Ken Ramsey’s Cunning Plot

The cunning plot that forms the basis of Ken Ramsey’s short story, The Unheard Shot, will grip Impartial Reporter readers this week. Gamekeeper is pitted against poacher with a memorable conclusion. Ken, a native of Enniskillen, runs a picture framing shop in the Buttermarket, Enniskillen.

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