Council to illuminate buildings as mark of respect to the late His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

16th April 2021

Fermanagh and Omagh District Council will illuminate Enniskillen Castle and the Strule Arts Centre blue tonight (Friday 16 April 2021) as a mark of respect to His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who passed away recently.

Speaking on behalf of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, Council Chair, Councillor Diana Armstrong, said:

“I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, last week.

While the Duke of Edinburgh gave steadfast and loyal service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth over many years, he was also a much loved husband of some 73 years, father, grandfather and great grandfather and he will be sadly missed by those who knew and loved him best.

The Duke of Edinburgh contributed so much to public life over the years, visiting the district on several occasions, and his passing has had a profound effect on the country.

The lighting up of Enniskillen Castle and the Strule Arts Centre allows us to publicly remember and pay our respects to the Duke of Edinburgh on the eve of his funeral service.”

An online Book of Condolence in memory of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is currently open on the Council’s website,  click here.