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Monday 29 December 2014

Lurgan: Town hosts biggest Twelfth parade outside of Belfast

The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
Main Twelfth parade in Warringstown. July 2010
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Warringstown, Newry District
The Twelfth 2010. Warringstown, Newry District
The Twelfth 2010. Warringstown, Newry District
The Twelfth 2010. Warringstown, Newry District
The Twelfth 2010. Warringstown, Newry District
The Twelfth 2010. Warringstown, Newry District
The Twelfth 2010. Warringstown, Newry District
The Twelfth 2010. Warringstown, Newry District
The Twelfth 2010. Warringstown, Newry District
The Twelfth 2010. Warringstown, Newry District
The Twelfth 2010. Warringstown, Newry District
The Twelfth 2010. Warringstown, Newry District
The Twelfth of July bonfire at Sandy Row. July 2010
Annual 12th July Orange Order parades take place across Northern Ireland to mark The Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Local residents at Ardoyne in north Belfast hold a peaceful protest as local lodges make their way past the Ardoyne shops to the main parade. The feeder parade makes it's way down the Crumlin Road and past the Ardoyne shops with nationalist residents holding a protest.
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
Readers' pictures: Three generations of the Spence family at Orange parade in Hackham South Australia. Submitted by Glenmandownunder.
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Ardoyne, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Rossnowlagh, Co. Donegal
The Twelfth 2010. Sandy Row, Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. East Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. East Belfast
The Twelfth 2010. East Belfast

IT was a special day for Lurgan yesterday as the area hosted the biggest Twelfth parade outside of Belfast.

It was also the first time that Lurgan had hosted the main parade in 12 years.

And while the brethren of other areas of Northern Ireland will be putting up their aching feet after yesterday’s marches, most of the Armagh members — who are also in the Black Institution — are off today for another bout of foot-slogging.

Those from the Lurgan District of the Orange Order are off this morning to their traditional annual ‘Black’ parade in Bangor.

Most of the rest of the county’s members – along with some from Co Down – will head for Scarva for the annual Sham Fight. But they’re made of stern stuff in the County of the Diamond, where the Orange Order was formed in the village of Loughgall in 1795. All of the 11 Co Armagh districts yesterday enjoyed their big day out in Lurgan, a historic town which is celebrating its 400th anniversary this year.

The majestic Brownlow House — world headquarters of the Black Institution — provided the backdrop for the demonstration, with its expansive grounds used as the ‘field’ where tens of thousands enjoyed a Sunshine Twelfth.

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