Networking meeting

On Wednesday 21st November, at 8pm at Boho Community Centre, the Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Network will be holding an open networking meeting.  This will be an opportunity for everyone to catch up with the work of the FFAN and other groups concerned about fracking and to get updates from a national and international perspective.  All are very welcome and we look forward to seeing you there.

Photograph by D Sharon Pruitt

Public meeting – Brollagh

The current plans for fracking in Fermanagh include up to sixty frack pads, approximately one mile apart, covering 40,000 acres, with a real possibility that the development may extend to three times the size. To find out more about the proposals and their implications for our county, come along to a public meeting at 8 pm on Monday, 5 November at St Mary’s High School, Brollagh, Belleek. The meeting will provide facts and information about shale gas extraction and its effects upon agriculture, tourism, jobs, water and air quality, fishing and human and animal health. The guest speaker will be Eddie Mitchell, a local farmer and builder, who is currently completing his Master’s degree in energy management and focusing his dissertation on unconventional gas extraction in the north-west of Ireland. All are very welcome to what we expect to be a fascinating and eye-opening evening.

Faith and Fracking

On Wednesday 24th October, at 8pm in the Clinton Centre, Enniskillen, FFAN and Operation Noah Enniskillen are jointly hosting an event called Faith and Fracking.  The evening will be an opportunity to explore the implications of fracking for people of faith, especially in the light of our call to care for creation, to love our neighbour and to live in peace with one another.  There will be a brief presentation of the facts about shale gas extraction and proposals for Fermanagh, followed by reflections and discussions.  The evening will be faciliated by Rev. Dr. Scott Peddie who is both an ordained minister and scientist, and skilled in exploring issues of how faith can be lived out in the society of today.  All are very welcome, those of any faith or of none, and we look forward to an evening of shared understanding, fellowship and hope.  Please let others know about this event and if you would like posters or flyers to distribute in your church or group, please contact Tanya at [email protected]

Forthcoming events

The Fermanagh Fracking Awareness Network, working with other local groups, is involved in a host of informative and interesting events coming up during the next few weeks, as follows:-

Saturday 6th October 2012
ALâ Community Theatre, Galway, present
‘Divide & Conquer’
Cashel Community Centre – 8pm.
Hosted by Cashel Fracking Awarness Group

Wednesday 24th October 2012
Faith & Fracking Discussion 
Facilitated by Rev Scott Peddie
Clinton Centre, Enniskillen – 8pm
Hosted by Operation Noah, Enniskillen

Monday 5th November 2012
Public Information Meeting
Guest Speaker Mr Eddie Mitchell
St Mary’s High School, Brollagh, Belleek – 8pm

Wednesday 21st November 2012
FFAN Networking Meeting
FFAN committee update & networking with interested groups
Boho Community Centre – 8pm
Hosted by Boho Aware

Wednesday 28th November 2012
Community Engagement Meeting
Supporting a local response to fracking – Facilitated by FFAN
Field Study Centre, Tir Navar, Derrygonnelly – 8pm

Come along and bring a friend to one or all of the above


For further information E-mail: [email protected]

Meeting in Enniskillen

Fracking in Fermanagh ~ How will it affect you?  Dr Aedin McLoughlin of Glenwood Research, is to present an information evening giving the facts about hydraulic fracturing and its implications for agriculture, the economy, human and animal health, tourism, jobs, fishing, pollution and water and air quality. The event will take place on Tuesday 25th September at 8.00pm at the Killyhevlin Hotel and all are very welcome.

Meeting in Lisbellaw

Fracking in Fermanagh ~ How will it affect you?  Rob Doyle, veterinary surgeon, will present an information evening giving the facts about hydraulic fracturing and its implications for agriculture, human and animal health, tourism, jobs, fishing and water and air quality. The event will take place on Thursday 5th July at 8.00pm at the Glencar Bar, Lisbellaw and all are very welcome.

Vulture-watching in Enniskillen!

Stirring last-minute news!  Greg Palast, the award-winning investigative journalist, author of The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: An Investigative Reporter Exposes the Truth About Globalization, Corporate Cons and High Finance Fraudsters is visiting Enniskillen in just a few days’ time.  He will be at Cafe Merlot, Church Street, (please note change of venue), on Monday 2nd July at 1pm talking about his acclaimed new book Vultures’ Picnic, a globe-trotting investigation of the oil/gas and banking industries and of governments’ failure to regulate them.  As a New York resident, he has personal experience of the fracking debate and his insights are sure to be fascinating and witty as well as invaluable to our understanding of the issue.