Fraternal Organisation

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Brethren, Sisters and Friends, 

 

I am delighted to confirm that the Orange Institution will return to its traditional Twelfth of July celebrations this year.

In 2020 and 2021 we found alternative ways to mark the Twelfth, firstly with a ‘Twelfth at Home’ and then a ‘Twelfth near Home’, which featured smaller, localised parades. While I commend everyone for participating in these initiatives, which were designed to combat the spread of Covid-19, I’m sure we will all be delighted to return to our traditional parades.

I do not believe there is any other event on these islands that can bring such vast numbers of people onto the streets to enjoy our processions, either by taking part or simply to watch them go by. It is a custom which has been maintained for over 200 years, passed through generations, and will continue to be upheld for many years to come.

I am please that this year the Twelfth celebrations will be broadcast live by GB News to a UK-wide audience.

We continue to welcome an increasing number of international visitors to our celebrations who are keen to experience first-hand the spectacle of the biggest day in the parading calendar.

High calibre music provided by some of the finest marching bands will only add to the festival atmosphere. We look forward to another glorious Twelfth.

The 18 demonstrations on Tuesday, 12th July 2022, will be held at: Glenarm, Ballymena, Bushmills, Antrim, Cullybackey, Magheragall, Armagh City, Belfast, Ballygowan, Greyabbey, Newry, Ballymartin, Enniskillen, Limavady, Tobermore, Castlecaulfield, Omagh and Aughnacloy.

The Twelfth demonstrations will follow the traditional Rossnowlagh parade held in the Republic on the preceding weekend. This year the annual Donegal procession takes place on Saturday, 9th July

 

Edward Stevenson

Grand Master

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County Antrim

County Antrim will play host to six Twelfth celebrations.

 

These are at Antrim, Ballymena, Bushmills, Cullybackey, Glenarm and Magheragall.

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The Twelfth parade in County Armagh will take place in Armagh City.

This parade will be screened live by GB News.

 

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Belfast County

In 2021 the Belfast Districts each paraded in their own areas. This year it's back to normal with the traditional  parade through the City to the field at Barnett's Demesne.

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City of Londonderry

The Brethren from City of Londonderry Grand Lodge will be joining their near neighbours at Limavady for the Twelfth celebrations.

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County Down

County Down will host four Twelfth parades this year.

The host venues are Ballygowan, Ballymartin, Greyabbey and Newry.

 

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County Fermanagh

The Brethren, Sisters and Junior lodges of County Fermanagh will be parading in Enniskillen on the Twelfth of July.

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County Londonderry

This year the County Londonderry Twelfth celebrations will take place in Limavady and Tobermore.

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County Tyrone

Aughnacloy, Castlecaulfield and Omagh are the host venues for Twelfth parades in County Tyrone this year.

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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.