Marking the Queen’s big day!

Pictured with Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight Mc-Quillan is Council's Director of Leisure and Development, Richard Baker (right), Causeway Cycling Club's Stanley Short and Bann Wheelers Cycling Club's Catherine Bell-Allen.
Pictured with Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight Mc-Quillan is Council's Director of Leisure and Development, Richard Baker (right), Causeway Cycling Club's Stanley Short and Bann Wheelers Cycling Club's Catherine Bell-Allen.

Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Celebrates Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday.

As part of the national celebrations, Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council lit a beacon to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday at Harbour Hill, Portstewart on Thursday 21st April. Throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK overseas territories beacons were lit to celebrate this landmark birthday.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan with the juniours from Springwell Running Club.

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan with the juniours from Springwell Running Club.

Local running and cycling clubs participated in a relay from each of the four legacy areas converging at Portstewart for the final leg, totalling 90 miles. The Sea Cadets provided a guard of honour for the arrival of the runners and the lighting of the beacon. Causeway Archers display team marked the event by lighting the beacon with 9 flaming arrows – one for each decade – before shooting a further 9 one by one and 9 in unison to end the event.

Prior to the event, Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council said, “There is a long standing tradition of celebrating royal occasions with lighting of beacons and it is marvellous to be able to celebrate The Queens 90th birthday in this unique way. It is an opportunity for local communities throughout the Borough to celebrate this important milestone in The Queens’ life.”

For further information please visit www.causewaycoastandglens.gov.uk or telephone 028 7034 7034.

Pictured with Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan are Springwell Running Club relay participants.

Pictured with Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan are Springwell Running Club relay participants.

Pictured are the Causeway Archers, shooting a further 9 flaming arrows to mark the 9 decades of The Queen.

Pictured are the Causeway Archers, shooting a further 9 flaming arrows to mark the 9 decades of The Queen.

Pictured are the Sea Cadets providing a guard of honour for the Causeway Archers before the beacon was lit.

Pictured are the Sea Cadets providing a guard of honour for the Causeway Archers before the beacon was lit.

Pictured reading a birthday message to Her Majesty The Queen from Prince Charles is the Lord Lieutenant of County Londonderry, Mr Denis Desmond CBE and Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan.

Pictured reading a birthday message to Her Majesty The Queen from Prince Charles is the Lord Lieutenant of County Londonderry, Mr Denis Desmond CBE and Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Michelle Knight-McQuillan.

Pictured are the Sea Cadets along with the beacon of light celebrating The Queen's 90th Birthday.

Pictured are the Sea Cadets along with the beacon of light celebrating The Queen's 90th Birthday.

Pictured are the Causeway Archers lighting the beacon with 9 flaming arrows.

Pictured are the Causeway Archers lighting the beacon with 9 flaming arrows.

Pictured are local children enjoying the entertainment provided by Brian Moore.

Pictured are local children enjoying the entertainment provided by Brian Moore.

Pictured are the local kids enjoying the event's entertainment.

Pictured are the local kids enjoying the event's entertainment.