New High Sheriff for 2024

The Mayor MEABC, new High Sheriff and the Lord-Lieutenant as the handover ceremony
The Mayor of MEABC, the High Sheriff and the Lord-Lieutenant of Co. Antrim

Patrica Perry has been appointed as the High Sheriff of County Antrim for 2024, she takes over from Peter Mackie, DL. Her appointment was announced in the London Gazette on 5th January and can be viewed here

​Patricia is a native of Ballymena and lives between Gracehill and Ahoghill. A teacher by profession she was educated at Ballymena Primary School and then Cambridge House Grammar School before completing her studies in Cardiff, Bristol  and London.

The new High Sheriff taught for a number of years in Downshire High School in Carrickfergus before taking over her father’s role as Sub Postmaster in Harryville in Ballymena. She later established an award winning art gallery and gift shop in the village of Ahoghill. 

Inner Wheel has played an important part in Patricia’s life over recent years. She was appointed as District Chairman (all Ireland) for the organisation for the year 2020/2021. Inner Wheel is the largest women’s service organisation in the world and it is very appropriate that a member has been appointed as High Sheriff in the year which marks the centenary of the founding of the organisation.

Patricia is involved in a number of other voluntary roles in the local area. She is married to James who is a County Antrim DL. They have two adult children.

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