Apprentice Boys of Derry parade to bring 30,000 to city
The Apprentice Boys of Derry parade will take place in Londonderry on Saturday.
This is the largest loyal order parade in Northern Ireland, with 150 bands and Apprentice Boys’ Clubs expected. Over 30,000 people are expected at the annual event.
There will be smaller parades in the morning prior to the main parade, which takes place at 12.30pm.
9am: One band will walk Fountain estate, Kennedy Street, Kennedy Place, Hawkin Street, London Street and Society Street.
9.30am: The ABOD General Committee and eight ABOD Parent Clubs accompanied by nine bands will parade around the City Walls, then on to the War Memorial in the Diamond for a wreath-laying ceremony.Following this ceremony they will parade to St Columb’s Cathedral for a church service
11.30am: One band will parade from Fountain Estate to Artillery Street. There they will await the main parade.
11.45am: The ABOD General Committee, led by one band, will parade from St Columb’s for a pageant.
12.30pm: The main parade commences at Duke Street.
5pm: Return Parade: General Committee and eight Parent Clubs will parade back to cityside from May Street.