Halloween Hay Sculpture Trail is back again this year


FREAKISH monsters, ghouls and ghosts are set to return for the biggest and best Halloween Hay Sculpture Trail. Schools, businesses, youth groups, farmers and community groups are all encouraged to get involved in this fun and innovative venture which attracts visitors to the area. The first of its kind in Ireland, established in 2017, the […]


Council urged to consider vesting of historic mill site


COUNCILLORS have agreed to consider the vesting of Herdman’s Mill and surrounding sports pitches and play areas. The matter was discussed at a recent meeting of the council after Derg representative Derek Hussey urged members to support a motion he had brought forward. In it he urged council to produce a report in regard to […]


Flat Pad fire bugs urged to ‘wise up’


SEVERAL weeks of antisocial behaviour at the ‘Flat Pad’ in Strabane culminated in an extensive fire at the weekend. According to reports items such as wheelie bins, tyres, a bicycle and even a tree were set ablaze at the site adjacent to Melmount Villas, also known as the Plot Pad. Council grounds maintenance workers were […]


Clara revels in Glastonbury debut


A SINGER-SONGWRITER from Strabane says she remains “overwhelmed” by the response to her performances at Glastonbury. Clara McHugh, who played four sets in all during her debut weekend at the world-renowned festival, added that the whole experience was “crazy.” A student at the prestigious British and Irish Modern Music Institute (BIMM) in Brighton, Clara explained […]