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Thousands turn out for Orange Order parade in Rossnowlagh

Those attending, and taking part in, the annual Orange Order parade in Rossnowlagh enjoyed fantastic sunshine for their day out.

Bands converged on the seaside resort for the only Orange Order parade to take place ever year in the Republic of Ireland.

DUP leader Arlene Foster made the most of the break from the Stormont power sharing talks to take in the spectacle and, undoubtedly, the great weather.

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DUP leader Arlene Foster watches marchers take part in the annual Rossnowlagh orange parade in County Donegal [Photo by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye 08/07/2017]

Approximately 50 lodges from the border counties of Donegal, Cavan, Leitrim and Monaghan, as well as visiting Orangemen from Dublin and Wicklow, Northern Ireland and further afield, took part in the main parade.

The Twelfth in Donegal has been held in Rossnowlagh since the 1900s and has taken place there every year since 1978.

Traditionally, the event is accompanied by a festive atmosphere, with plenty of stalls and attractions for all the family.

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