Service of Choral Evensong to mark 400 years of education


A special service taking place in St. Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen in early November will mark an important anniversary of education in Fermanagh.

The Service of Choral Evensong on Sunday 4th November at 3pm in St Macartin’s Cathedral, Enniskillen will mark the 400th anniversary of the opening of the Free School of Fermanagh at Castle Balfour, Lisnaskea.

The school moved 30 years later to a site near the Cathedral and became Enniskillen Royal School and, after another 100 years, moved to Portora Hill. The Portora Board helped found Enniskillen Royal School for Girls which later became the Collegiate Grammar School.

The Service will celebrate the Royal tradition of education in Fermanagh and the potential for Enniskillen Royal Grammar School to carry forward this Royal strand, enriched by the traditions of both Portora and the Collegiate.

The Right Revd David Chillingworth, former Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church and a former pupil of Portora Royal School will be the preacher.