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Twelfth 2016 Portglenone: Wet weather can't put a damper on festivities

The Co Antrim village of Portglenone played host to the Independent Orange Order Twelfth celebrations.

More than 20 lodges and a dozen bands took part in the well-attended event.

The lodges were welcomed by Co Antrim Grand Master David Johnston.

Despite showers throughout the morning, hundreds of supporters turned out for the family day, and the streets were awash with colour and music as the Orangemen and women made their way along the route.

The Independent Loyal Orange Institution was formed in 1903 by those who opposed the Orange Order being used for party political ends.

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