Northern Ireland

06.26.12

Queen in Northern Ireland

Queen meets survivors of IRA bombing
ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND - JUNE 26:  Queen Elizabeth II waves to wellwishers a she and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit Macartin's Cathedral on June 26, 2012 in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, on a Diamond Jubilee visit to Northern Ireland, are due to meet with former IRA leader and NI's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II waves to wellwishers as she and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit Macartin's Cathedral in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images)

The Queen today met relatives of the victims of an IRA bombing in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. Enniskillen was the scene of one of the worst atrocities of the Troubles when 11 people were killed on Remembrance Sunday in 1987.

The Queen and Prince Philip are on a two-day visit to Northern Ireland as part of her Diamond Jubilee tour. Tomorrow, the Queen will shake hands with former IRA man Martin McGuinness.

Stephen Gault, who was injured in the bombing, and whose father, Samuel, was killed, said he was honoured to have met the Queen.

"It highlights the point that the Enniskillen victims will not be forgotten, when Her Majesty the Queen made time in her hectic schedule, in her Jubilee year to come to Enniskillen," he said.