Lord-Lieutenant of
County Londonderry

Honours Ceremony at Hillsborough Castle 



Proud recipients from County Londonderry and their families at the ceremony in the newly refurbished Hillsborough Castle   

Citizenship Ceremony

A very special day for individuals and their families as they become British Citizens


Rosemary O'Donnell DL represented the Lord Lieutenant  of County Londonderry as she conducted the Citizenship Ceremony held at Lisburn & Castlereagh Island Centre on Friday 26th July 2019.   

Mrs O'Donnell commented on how much she had enjoyed the event and been touched by the ceremony which obviously meant so much those receiving their certificates. There were 32 recipients along with 42 guests, all family and friends.  This certificate means that they are now eligible for a British Passport and would then have the freedom to travel.  


The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

presented to The North West 200

The North West 200 is a world renowned event, which this year brought 185,000 spectators to County Londonderry and an economic benefit  of £8 million into the local economy. The week long motorcycle event relies on over 800 volunteers to ensure eveything runs smoothly and safely.  Their enormous efforts (over 90 years!) are rightly acknowledged by Her Majesty the Queen.

  Receiving the award from the Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Alison Millar, is Race Director Mervyn Whyte MBE on the left and Chief Marshal Cathal Cunning on the right.  




The role of The Cadet movement in the Lieutenancy

Each year several young people are appointed to serve as Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets. They are drawn from the Sea Cadets, Army Cadets, the Air Training Corps and the Combined Cadet Force.  When on duty, Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadets wear a distinctive sash with the badge of their appointment, to denote their role.  They are kept quite busy assisting the Lord-Lieutenant – often on parade for Royal visits and at both major civic and military occasions.They are great ambassadors for the Cadets and young people across Northern Ireland.


At a garden party at Castlecoole, Cadet Sergeant Alicia Campbell 1st Bn ACF Londonderry County (to the Lord Lieutenant's right) stands down and the role is taken up by Cadet Sergeant Ethan Wilson (first on the left).  They take on these duties often in their final years at school and LL Mrs Alison Millar is full of praise for their commitment.




Congratulations to George Logue from Eglinton on his special birthday on the 7th March 2019, receiving best wishes from Her Majesty in the company of Deputy Lieutenant Rosemary O'Donnell.  A very active gentleman he still drives his car and treated himself to a new one for his 100th birthday which he drives to church every Sunday. He enjoyed every minute of the day and his neighbour Mrs Donaghy and her family decorated his home where his family and friends gathered for a fine party!


Many Congratulations to May Cunningham on her 100th Birthday.

Daughter Freda and son Brian at Manor Care Home in Magherafelt on this special day, along with Mr David Cunningham DL, representing The Lord Lieutenant of Co Londonderry, and presenting May with her birthday card from Her Majesty

Many Congratulations to Margaret Saxon on her 100th Birthday.

Her daughter Mildred and son Michael John welcomed newly appointed DL David Cunningham from Maghera as he presented a card from Her Majesty the Queen.  David was delighted to be part of Margaret's special day and carried best wishes from  the Lord Lieutenant of County Londonderry, Mrs Alison Millar whom he was representing.