The newly appointed Lord-Lieutenant of County Londonderry,
Mrs Alison Millar, welcomes His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to the University of Coleraine
The Prince visited the Ulster Universtiy Campus at Coleraine as part of its 50th birthday celebrations. Accompanied by the Lord-Lieutenant he met University staff, council members and the Ulster Universtity Choir welcomed him as he arrived. Prince Charles was then escorted around to meet some of the sport organisations from within the university and from around the area including Coleraine Strikers F C - a football team made up of children with disabilities.
Queens Award for Voluntary Service
The Lord Lieutenant was delighted to hand this richly deserved award to Vineyard Compassion based in Coleraine and to Assistance Dogs NI, based in Limavady. Both charities are able to provide invaluable help and assistance and better futures to many people because of the excellent volunteers they have in their organisations.
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Mr Norman Irwin from Coleraine
celebrating his 100th Birthday
at a family party in November 2018.
He received a birthday honours card from Her Majesty The Queen, presented by the Lord Lieutenant of the County Mrs Alison Millar.
Mr Irwin, fought in North Africa and Monte Cassino in WW2. He was factory manager at the Coleraine Cheese company for many years after the war and is still an active member of The Probus Club.
Mrs Mathewson celebrating her 100th birthday. Deputy Lieutenants Lorraine Young JP and Lady Karen Girvan were there to present the special birthday card from Her Majesty The Queen
The County Londonderry Guests at the Royal Wedding
Over 2,600 members of the public were invited in to the grounds of Windsor Castle and 1,200 of those were nominated by the nine regional Lord-Lieutenants offices. We are delighted to say that we had representatives from County Londonderry among those guests and they watched the arrival of all the wedding guests, from all the Royals to celebrities and friends of the couple and of course they saw up close and personal the newly married couple.
They got some great photographs and we'd like to share some of those and their response to being at this special day.
Stuart Quigley and Clare Goodman from Eglinton wrote that " we were thrilled to receive an invite.. the atmosphere in the streets was exciting yet relaxed. An unbelievable expereince and we wish to express our gratitude for this memory"
Betty McNerlin and her partner Matt Ferguson from Limavady took the close ups of the Royals at the top of the page "We had a wondeful day and got 'royally looked after! Thank you so much for the invite" Emma and Simon McKay wrote to the Lord-Lieutenant and said" I cannot explain the excitment about yesterday!! It was literally a day we will never forget. I can't evr thank you enough for the invites"