Lord Mayor of Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon, Alderman Margaret Tinsley officially unveiled centenary stones at the three council civic buildings to mark the Centenary of Northern Ireland.
The stones are designed in the shape of Northern Ireland and made from locally sourced granite, with the words “Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Foundation of Northern Ireland” engraved.
Lord Mayor, Alderman Margaret Tinsley said,
“I’m delighted to officially unveil the centenary stones to commemorate 100 years of Northern Ireland.
“Three stones have been installed at our civic buildings in Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon, and I was delighted to welcome local elected representatives from across the borough to join me in marking this significant and historic milestone in the life of Northern Ireland.”
A stone has been placed at each civic building at The Palace Demesne, Armagh, The Civic Building, Banbridge and Craigavon Civic Centre. Further consultation to determine the locations for the additional 12 stones within the borough will be held in the New Year.
The installation of the centenary stones was part of a borough-wide campaign entitled Our People, Our Place Our Story, which was a yearlong programme of council events to mark the centenary of Northern Ireland in 2021.