The sun shines as royal couple make a flying visit to Fermanagh

Prince charles visit to Enniskillen museum

Neil Armstrong meets the Duchess Camilla, with Prince Charles looking on

FERMANAGH had a royal appointment today as the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall dropped in for a flying visit.

The two arrived yesterday morning at St Angelo Airport to begin a two day visit to Northern Ireland and were met on arrival by Viscount Brookebrough, Lord-Lieutenant of County Fermanagh.


The Royal couple then travelled to Fermanagh County Museums. After a warm welcome by the Pipes and Drums of the Royal Irish Regiment, the Irish Arms Re-enactment Group and the Aughakillymaude Mummers in the Courtyard of the Castle, the Royal couple visited the Drumclay Crannog Exhibition.

The Prince of Wales then moved to the rifle range where the curator of the Inniskillings Museum, Neil Armstrong, gave an overview of the Museum’s history.

The Prince of Wales then spoke to Major Colin Gray, Regimental Secretary, Royal Irish, who outlined the history of the disbandment of the Inniskilling Regiments.

In the Heritage Centre the Duchess of Cornwall viewed a painting depicting the Queen’s visit to St Michael’s Church in 2012 and met the artist, Hector McDonnell.

She also examined the  Bog Butter artefact discovered by Tempo farmer Jack Shannon while cutting turf and even had time to sample some local produce.

Before departure, The Prince of Wales was presented with a Lough Melvin Gosling Trout Fly in a frame, hand-crafted by Tempo man Frankie McPhillips while The Duchess received a Fermanagh Silver Birch Wooden Bowl, handcrafted by local woodturner, Brendan Bannon.

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