Mr George Glover has been appointed the High Sheriff of County Londonderry for 2022. An honorary role in recognition of his contribution to the County and his local community of Moneymore. George is from farming stock, the family farm is in the townland of Gortagilly and was first worked on by his grandfather. George and his wife Sandra have 3 girls and one boy – the girls are in teaching and social work and his son and George manage George L.Glover and Son Ltd, a residential and commercial property rental company.
George has, and continues to volunteer in the Manor of Drapers Charity which among other things helps maintain historic properties in Moneymore for use by the community, places such as The Old Courthouse in the town. He also is on the committee of the Moneymore Heritage Trust, a cross community organisation working to utilise and develop community spaces for all. His local community have his full support in the role as High Sheriff and he looks forward to supporting and participating in County events over the coming year.
George takes over from last year’s High Sheriff, chef, Paula McIntyre MBE. The photograph was taken at Cloonavin offices of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council on 8th February during the High Sheriff Chain of Office handover Ceremony. The office of High Sheriff in the County goes back to the year 1600 and at each yearly Ceremony the new High Sheriff is given a list of all the holders of the Office from 1600. The High Sheriff is the formal link between the Judiciary in the County and Her Majesty The Queen.
From left to right in the Photograph-: Ms Paula McIntyre MBE, the retiring High Sheriff, Mrs Sandra Glover, Mr George Glover,The High Sheriff, Lord Lieutenant of Co Londonderry Mrs Alison Millar and The Mayor,Councillor Richard Holmes.