Message from The Queen on the 25th anniversary of the bombing at Enniskillen

Published 8 November 2012

The following message was sent by The Queen to Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Fermanagh on the 25th anniversary of the bombing of Enniskillen, 8 November 2012

As we mark the twenty-fifth anniversary of the bombing at Enniskillen, my thoughts are with the victims, the bereaved, and with all those who continue to bear the scars of this dreadful event. A quarter of a century ago, we were able to draw comfort and strength from the hope that out of the personal tragedies of Enniskillen might come eventual reconciliation between communities. Today, a quarter of a century later, we can all reflect on how far we have travelled along this road; and my recent visit to the people of Enniskillen gave me much reason to be optimistic about the future. My good wishes and prayers are with everyone who will be marking today’s anniversary, and with all those who strive for peace in this country and throughout the world.

ELIZABETH R.