Lord-Lieutenant of
County Londonderry

Lieutenancy News

Queen's Birthday Honours 2019
.MBE- Mark Philip Horton of Coleraine for long years of rivers conservation work including CEO of Ballinderry Rivers Trust and as Director of the all Ireland Rivers Trust.MBE- John Chapman of Magherafelt who has worked tirelessly for young people with Severe learning difficulties.MBE- Antony Joseph Convery of Moneymore , a most succ ...read more

Queen's Birthday Honours 2019
     The Queen's Birthday Honours List had been announced and we are delighted that so many from County Londonderry have been recognised for thier services to their communities. The award details are as follows: .MBE- Mark Philip Horton of Coleraine for long years of rivers conservation work including CEO of Ballinderry Riv ...read more

Visit of Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, The Princess Anne to the County on the 7th February 2019
The Princess Royal made her second visit to the County within three months on the 7th February 2019 when she visited Ballykelly Primary School, a school supported by the Fishmongers Company, The Princess Royal being a Master of the Fishmongers. Immediately after that event she viewed the new office of the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Ballykelly a state of the art ...read more

Queen's new Year's Honours List 2019
2019 NEW YEAR'S HONOURS FOR COUNTY LONDONDERRY Henry (Harry) Gregg who has an MBE also receives an OBE for his continuing service to football in NI particularly the Academy of Football in Coleraine for the very young aspirants, and for funding through his foundation. William Nigel Dougherty of Drumahoe for services to primary education and th ...read more

The County Londonderry Guests at the Royal Wedding
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 o ...read more

Queen's Birthday Honours 2018
OBE Mr. John McRobert of Magherafelt, Principal Engineer for Department of Infrastructure. MBE Ms.Bernadette Michaelides of Eglinton (originally from Nicosia) for services to ...read more

Appointment of new Lord-Lieutenant
It is with great delight that we announce the appointment of a new Lord-Lieutenant for County Londonderry.  Mrs Alison Millar took over from Sir Denis Desmond when he retired in May 2018.  She has received hearty congratulations from across the County.  She is hugely worthy of the honour and will serve Her Majesty and the people of the County at every opportunity.  ...read more

Burnfoot Community Association Awarded QAVS
Burnfoot Community Association has been awarded the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.  (QAVS) The award was presented by The Lord Lieutenant Denis Desmond and the Mayor Mrs Joan Baird.  There was a special ceremony in the Roe Valley Arts and Cultural Centre in Limavady on Thursday 28th of September to mark the occasion.   ...read more

County has record numbers of recipients on New Year's Honours List
Many congratualtions to the recipients of Honours in the 2017 New years Honours List. MBE Mrs Stella Cummings - For Voluntary Service to First Aid and the community in Northern Ireland Mr Basil Dalton -  For services to Further Education in Northern Ireland Sister Rose Devlin -  For ser ...read more

Remembrance Sunday Nov 2016
The Lord Lieutenant and his 13 Deputies Lieutenants attended Remembrance Services in a number of towns and villages across the County - from Limavady and Coleraine to Tobermore and Magherafelt.     Helen Mark DL attended the Remembrance Service at Tobermore ...read more

Tobermore Unveils War Memorial
In June 2016 The Lord Lieutenant was invited to unveil the newly commisioned war memorial in Tobermore.  The monument came about after significant funds were raised by the local community.  So much so, that they were able to commemorate both World Wars on a memorial that was considerably bigger and more elaborate than anything they had originally envisaged .  The village and dist ...read more

The Queen's 90th Birthday Poem written by pupils at Drumachose Primary School
A delightful poem written by Drumachose Primary School pupils   Freddie Gault, Joshua Hunt,  ...read more