A £20,000 memorial to mark the 30th anniversary of the Enniskillen bombing is in storage at the Army Careers Centre also known as the TA (Territorial Army) Centre, it has emerged. 
The memorial, devised by The Ely Centre, an Enniskillen based victims group, was unveiled outside the Clinton Centre last November at an event attended by the families of those killed and injured in the attack along with Chief Constable George Hamilton and DUP leader Arlene Foster and others.
Hours later the memorial, seen by the organisation as a lasting tribute the 12 who died and 63 who were injured in 1987, was removed and placed into storage out of sight just over a mile away in one of the most secure buildings in Enniskillen., the TA Centre on Rossorry Church Road. 
The plan by The Ely Centre was proposed “without any consultation” with the Fermanagh University Partnership Board (FUPB) or St. Michael’s Diocesan Trust, the owners of the site.
FUPB also expressed concerns about the memorial, citing “practical difficulties, risks and health and safety issues” in relation to the “suitability of the proposed siting.” 
After its proposal was queried The Ely Centre was understood to have been considering a temporary solution, however almost seven months later and a permanent place has still not been found for the memorial.
In 2015 The Ely Centre commissioned a feasibility study, undertaken by MacAulay Associates, to ascertain the consensual views, opinions and thoughts of a broad range of stakeholders in relation to the construction of a new memorial to remember the attack.
In a leaflet distributed locally last year The Ely Centre explain its intention that the memorial would be located as close as possible to where the bomb exploded on Belmore Street.
As for the engraving on the memorial, The Ely Centre’s literature stated the following: “To ensure that the inhumanity and brutality of the violence of the Troubles is not discarded and ‘airbrushed from the annals of history’ proper recognition should be given to the suffering of innocent victims.
“The names of the 12 murdered will be engraved upon the memorial and it will be a source of recognition of those who have been left injured as a result of the Troubles.” 
During November’s moving service, Viscount Brookeborough, the current Lord Lieutenant for County Fermanagh, read a special message from The Queen in which she referred to the memorial. 
She said: “I am aware of the irreplaceable loss and profound sadness shared by so many families who lost their loved ones and of all those who were injured.
“Whilst this memorial will serve your community as a permanent reminder of that tragic day it is my hope that by it the families who have suffered will be strengthened in the knowledge that those who lost their lives and the injured are never forgotten.”