Iconic oil paintings of King William III and Queen Mary II have gone on public display in Enniskillen as part of the first-ever Orange heritage week.
The historic portraits, over 300 years old, were personally commissioned by the then monarch following the Battle of the Boyne, and presented to a Fermanagh dignitary.
Paul Dane was Provost of Enniskillen during the Williamite campaign and fought at the Boyne. King William presented the paintings to Mr Dane as a gift for his services rendered.
The portraits were formerly on display at Enniskillen Town Hall, before being placed in storage. However, the valuable paintings were the top attraction once again – for one night only - at an open evening at Enniskillen District Hall.
The Royal couple took pride of place among a display of other historical portraits, including George III, the Duke of York, the third Earl of Erne and Martin Luther.
Local historian and Orangeman, Sam Carrothers, described the Williamite paintings as “hugely significant”.
He said: “The portraits were commissioned by King William after the Battle of the Boyne, when exactly we cannot be sure as records are difficult to obtain from the period. We do know the paintings were a personal gift to Paul Dane for the part he played in the defence of Enniskillen, and his role at the Boyne itself, during the Glorious Revolution.”
County Fermanagh Grand Master Stuart Brooker said the Institution was delighted to make temporary public provision for the artworks.
He said: “The Williamite portraits are not only incredibly impressive artistically, but also extremely noteworthy from a historical perspective. The paintings are of their time and offer a unique insight into two seminal figures of British, Irish and European history. It is entirely fitting they should go on display during Orange heritage week.”
Mr Brooker also expressed appreciation to Fermanagh and Omagh District Council for its cooperation regarding the loan of the paintings.
The open evening in Enniskillen was part of a programme of events across the Province marking Orange heritage week, which runs until today, Thursday September 28. 
The inaugural initiative incorporates a series of activities informing audiences about the origins and traditions of the Loyal Order, its membership, and its influence on wider society.