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Fraternal Organisation

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Brethren, Sisters and Friends, 

 

We are approaching the The Twelfth of July once again and this year we will celebrate the 334th anniversary of King William's victory at the Battle of the Boyne.

Our Twelfth of July celebrations are an event like no other.

 

Across the 19 venues, we will have tens of thousands of men, women and young people taking part in an event which has been faithfully maintained for well over 200 years.

Many thousands more will line the streets of host cities, towns and villages. There is simply no other event on these islands that can bring such vast numbers of people onto the streets as our processions, either by taking part or simply to watch them go by. 


With the continuing growth of the Junior Orange movement we can say with confidence that this is a tradition that will continue to be upheld for many years to come.


Most Wor. Bro. Stevenson will be close to home this year as he parades with his own District, Newtownstewart.


The 18 demonstrations on Friday, 12 July 2024, will be held in: 
Newtownstewart, Benburb, Ballygawley, Newtownards, Ballynahinch, Annalong, Gilford, Ballymena, Broughshane, Carrickfergus, Cloughmills, Derriaghy, Ahoghill, Belfast, Killylea, Londonderry, Moneymore and Irvinestown.


The Twelfth demonstrations will follow the traditional Rossnowlagh parade held in the Republic of Ireland on the preceding weekend.  This year the annual Donegal procession takes place on Saturday, 6th July.

 

Edward Stevenson

Grand Master

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1. Ahoghill
2. Annalong
3. Ballygawley
4. Ballymena
5. Ballynahinch
6. Belfast

7. Benburb
8. Broughshane
9. Carrickfergus
10. Cloughmills
11. Derriaghy
12. Gilford
13. Irvinestown

14. Killylea
15. Londonderry
16. Moneymore
17. Newtownards
18. Newtownstewart
19. Rossnowlagh (6th July)

Host venues for 2024

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The Resolutions

Each year the Orange Institution has three resolutions -

The Faith, Loyalty and The State.

Click the Grand Lodge logo to read this year's resolutions.

The Twelfth - reason for the season!

Why do we celebrate the events of the Glorious Revolution?

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The Battle of the Boyne

Find out more about what happened at the Battle of the Boyne - the most politically significant battle of the Glorious Revolution and the war in Ireland. 

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Did you know?

Check out our 20 facts related to the Battle of the Boyne. 

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Read the banners on parade

It is said a picture is worth a thousand words, a phrase that is particularly applicable to Orange Banners. 

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