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Thousands line the streets for Belfast's Twelfth procession

By Catriona Burns

Published 13/07/2012

Orange women pictured on Royal Avenue
Orange women pictured on Royal Avenue
An Orange woman pictured on Royal Avenue as the parade makes its way through Belfast City Centre
Female members of the Orange Order on the march in Belfast
Girls watch the start of the Orange Order parade in Belfast, as the 12th of July celebrations get underway, with Belfast hosting one of the largest parades
An Orange Order man in Belfast
Orange Order men as they parade through Belfast
Orange Order bandsmen on the march in Belfast
Relaxing at the Parade in Rasharkin during Northern Ireland's only Independent Orange parade
Ardoyne Flute Band pictured on Royal Avenue
Glasgow Orange Defenders Flute Band makes it way through Belfast
Stephanie Moore, Hazel Bunting and Karen Gillen from Newtownabbey pictured on the Lisburn Road in south Belfast
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The main parade makes its way up the Lisburn Road in south Belfast.
Broxborough Loyalists Flute Band lead Corcreaney LOL 91 through Lurgan on their way to the field at Keady. RicPics. 12/7/12.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The main parade makes its way up the Lisburn Road in south Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The main parade makes its way up the Lisburn Road in south Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The main parade makes its way up the Lisburn Road in south Belfast.
Two bretheren from LOL 120 on the march through Lurgan. RicPics. 12/7/12.
Robert Russell (right) beats out a steady rythm on the Lambeg drum during the glorious Twelfth parade through Lurgan. RicPics. 12/7/12.
Lindsey Wells (left) and Naomi Little, colour party members of Upper Bann Fusiliers Flute Band wait for the Lurgan Twelfth parade to start.RicPics. 12/7/12.
Bretheren of Britannia LOL 24 march through Lurgan on their way to the field at Keady. RicPics. 12/7/12.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Glasgow Orange Defenders Flute Band makes it way through Belfast City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Glasgow Orange Defenders Flute Band makes it way through Belfast City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Orange men wait to join the main parade on Royal Avenue as it makes its way through Belfast City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Orange women pictured on Royal Avenue as the main parade makes its way through Belfast City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A young bands man from the Pride of Ardoyne Flute Band pictured on Royal Avenue as the parade makes its way through Belfast City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A bands man from the Pride of Ardoyne Flute Band pictured on Royal Avenue as the parade makes its way through Belfast City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A bands woman pictured on Royal Avenue as the parade makes its way through Belfast City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. An Orange woman pictured on Royal Avenue as the parade makes its way through Belfast City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. A young bands man from the Pride of Ardoyne Flute Band pictured on Royal Avenue as the parade makes its way through Belfast City Centre.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The main parade makes its way up the Lisburn Road in south Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The main parade makes its way up the Lisburn Road in south Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The main parade makes its way up the Lisburn Road in south Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. The main parade makes its way up the Lisburn Road in south Belfast.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Jonathan Porter/presseye.comThe Belfast parade to mark the 322nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne makes its way through the City centre on its way to a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Jonathan Porter/presseye.comThe Belfast parade to mark the 322nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne makes its way through the City centre on its way to a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Jonathan Porter/presseye.comThe Belfast parade to mark the 322nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne makes its way through the City centre on its way to a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall.
The DUP's Nigel Dodds pictured along with other Orange men and bands in 2012 as they make their way past the Ardoyne shops in north Belfast.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Left to right. Aimee O'Neill(6) her sister Mollie(8) and Cara Gyle(4) from Belfast pictured at Carlisle Circus as the main parade heads off.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Jay Crawford(4) from Belfast pictured at Carlisle Circus as the main parade heads off.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Left to right. Wayne Scott(5), Tanesha Coulter(3), Megan Muir(8) and Tiana McKeown(4) from Belfast pictured at Carlisle Circus as the main parade heads off.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Left to right. Kevin Cahill, Alan Macintosh,Lord Laird, Ken Latimar and David Dalzell from Royal York LOL145 which was formed in 1795 and is one of the oldest lodges in Belfast pictured at Carlisle Circus as the main parade heads off.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Left to right. Stephanie Moore, Hazel Bunting and Karen Gillen from Newtownabbey pictured on the Lisburn Road in south Belfast as the parade makes its way to the field.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Left to right. Iris Hagan(13), Taylor Rainey(11) and Tina Haggan(15) pictured at Carlisle Circus as the main parade heads off.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Lord Laird pictured with fellow Orange men from Royal York LOL145 which was formed in 1795 and is one of the oldest lodges in Belfast pictured at Carlisle Circus as the main parade heads off.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. Orange men make their way through the Shankill estate in west Belfast before the main parade heads off.
Northern Ireland- 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Annual 12th July celebrations and Orange Order parades take place in Belfast and across Northern Ireland. The day commemorates the victory of William of Orange over King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. An Orange man pictured at Carlisle Circus before the main parade heads off.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia.. on parade at the North Antrim Demonstration in Cloughmills. Picture Matthew Steele/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia..Crown defenders on parade at the North Antrim Demonstration in Cloughmills. Picture Matthew Steele/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia..Playing the Crown defenders Base Drum on parade at the North Antrim Demonstration in Cloughmills. Picture Matthew Steele/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia..Stirling Protestant Boy's on parade at the North Antrim Demonstration in Cloughmills. Picture Matthew Steele/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia..Walking with Ballymoney Purple Star LOL 456 at teh North Antrim Demonstration in Cloughmills. Picture Matthew Steele/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Jonathan Porter/presseye.comThe Belfast parade to mark the 322nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne makes its way through the City centre on its way to a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Jonathan Porter/presseye.comThe Belfast parade to mark the 322nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne makes its way through the City centre on its way to a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Jonathan Porter/presseye.comThe Belfast parade to mark the 322nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne makes its way through the City centre on its way to a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Jonathan Porter/presseye.comThe Belfast parade to mark the 322nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne makes its way through the City centre on its way to a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Jonathan Porter/presseye.comThe Belfast parade to mark the 322nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne makes its way through the City centre on its way to a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall.
KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MLTIMEDIA 12 TH 2012 Bells Hill Protestant Boys the Belfast Parade at Balmoral. Picture Steven McAuley/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MLTIMEDIA 12 TH 2012 A member of the young mens junior lodge 76 at the Belfast Parade at Balmoral. Picture Steven McAuley/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MLTIMEDIA 12 TH 2012 Kampbell Dunlop from Nutts Corner at the Belfast Parade at Balmoral. Picture Steven McAuley/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre. Page Henderson aged 8
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12.07.12. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD12th of July Celebrations in Belfast City Centre as various Protestant clubs marched through the centre.
12TH JULY 2012.. KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA.. Orangemen and Bands march through Ardoyne on the 12th Morning..Pic Joe Gilmartin/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Jonathan Porter/presseye.comThe Belfast parade to mark the 322nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne makes its way through the City centre on its way to a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Jonathan Porter/presseye.comThe Belfast parade to mark the 322nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne makes its way through the City centre on its way to a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Jonathan Porter/presseye.comThe Belfast parade to mark the 322nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne makes its way through the City centre on its way to a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Jonathan Porter/presseye.comCounty Grand Master Tom Haire along with Belfast Lord Mayor Gavin Robinson.The Belfast parade to mark the 322nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne makes its way through the City centre on its way to a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall.
©Press Eye Ltd Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 - Mandatory Credit - Picture by Jonathan Porter/presseye.comThe Belfast parade to mark the 322nd anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne makes its way through the City centre on its way to a wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall.
12/7/2012. An orange band member twirls his baton skywards in Belfast as the annual Orange 12th of July marches began across the province. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
12/7/2012. An orange band member twirls his baton skywards in Belfast as the annual Orange 12th of July marches began across the province. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
12/7/2012. An orange band member twirls his baton skywards in Belfast as the annual Orange 12th of July marches began across the province. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
12/7/2012. Orange bandsmen march in Belfast as the annual Orange 12th of July marches began across the province. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
12/7/2012. A group of Orange band members walk across the Shankill housing estate as they make their way to the starting point of the annual Orange 12th of July march early this morning. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
12/7/2012. A loyalist woman walks past the still burning Shankill road bonfire against a Prince William of Orange mural backdrop as the annual Orange 12th of July celebrations began across the province. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
12/7/2012. Two female loyalists sporting Glasgow Rangers tattoos stand at Carlise Circus, Belfast, awaiting the start of the annual Orange 12th of July marches across the province . Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
12/7/2012. A woman watches bands pass as the annual Orange 12th of July celebrations began across the province. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
12/7/2012. A group of women pose for a photograph as the annual Orange 12th of July celebrations began across the province. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
12/7/2012. Two Loyalist band members stand at Carlise Circus in Belfast awaiting the start of the annual Orange 12th of July marches across the province. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
12/7/2012. An orangeman stands talking on his mobile phone at Carlise Circus in Belfast awaiting the start of the annual Orange 12th of July marches across the province. Picture Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today. Pride of the Shore from North Belfast took park in the Belfast celebration.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today. Pride of the Shore from North Belfast took park in the Belfast celebration.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today. Reece Parkhill pictured before the start of the Belfast celebration.Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Belfast City Hall will host the Orangefest celebrations which features street theatre and food demonstrations.Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Belfast City Hall will host the Orangefest celebrations which features street theatre and food demonstrations.Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Belfast City Hall will host the Orangefest celebrations which features street theatre and food demonstrations.Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Belfast City Hall will host the Orangefest celebrations which features street theatre and food demonstrations.Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Belfast City Hall will host the Orangefest celebrations which features street theatre and food demonstrations.Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Belfast City Hall will host the Orangefest celebrations which features street theatre and food demonstrations.Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today. Pride of the Shore from North Belfast took park in the Belfast celebration.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today. Reece and Adam Parkhill pictured before the start of the Belfast celebration.Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today. Pride of the Shore from North Belfast took park in the Belfast celebration.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today. Pride of the Shore from North Belfast took park in the Belfast celebration.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Belfast City Hall will host the Orangefest celebrations which features street theatre and food demonstrations.Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Belfast City Hall will host the Orangefest celebrations which features street theatre and food demonstrations.Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today. Bands men take a break during the Belfast celebration.Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Belfast City Hall will host the Orangefest celebrations which features street theatre and food demonstrations.Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 12-07-2012: Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women will take part in the annual Twelfth celebrations across Northern Ireland today.There will be three flagship events in Carrickfergus, Ballynahinch and Fermanagh. Belfast City Hall will host the Orangefest celebrations which features street theatre and food demonstrations.Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Belfast Orange parade. July 2012. Pacemaker Press
Belfast Orange parade. July 2012. Pacemaker Press
Belfast Orange parade. July 2012. Pacemaker Press Tens of thousands of Orangemen and women
Belfast Orange parade. July 2012. Pacemaker Press
Belfast Orange parade. July 2012. Pacemaker Press
Belfast Orange parade. July 2012. Pacemaker Press
Belfast Orange parade. July 2012. Pacemaker Press
Belfast Orange parade. July 2012. Pacemaker Press
Belfast Orange parade. July 2012. Pacemaker Press
Belfast Orange parade. July 2012. Pacemaker Press
Orangemen and Bands march through Ardoyne on the 12th Morning..Pic Joe Gilmartin/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
12TH JULY 2012.. KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA.. Orangemen and Bands march through Ardoyne on the 12th Morning..Pic Joe Gilmartin/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
12TH JULY 2012.. KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA.. Orangemen and Bands march through Ardoyne on the 12th Morning..Pic Joe Gilmartin/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
12TH JULY 2012.. KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA.. Nelson McCausland..Orangemen and Bands march through Ardoyne on the 12th Morning..Pic Joe Gilmartin/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
12TH JULY 2012.. KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY MULTIMEDIA.. Nigel Dodds..Orangemen and Bands march through Ardoyne on the 12th Morning..Pic Joe Gilmartin/Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Presseye Northern Ireland - 12th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeLisburn District Orangemen walk through the streets of Lisburn on their way to Crumlin where over 70 Lodges will be on parade in to the 70 Lodges will be on parade in the South Antrim Combine demonstration.
Orange women wak with the three Ligoniel Lodges as they make their way past the Nationalist Ardoyne shops in north Belfast. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2012. Scuffles broke out as the contentious parade passed through North Belfast today. Nationalist protesters clashed with police after Orange Order marches had proceeded by the Ardoyne shops interface peacefully. Punches were thrown but the area is now quiet. See PA story ULSTER Orange. Photo credit should read: Paul Faith/PA Wire
11TH July 2012 Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia Reece Boreland 3 from Ballymoney is heading to the North Antrim Demonstration today to Wath Dervock Young Defenders in Cloughmills at the Twelfth Demonstration today. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY
11TH July 2012 Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia Evan McCook gets ready for a tune at the North Antrim Twelfth Demonstration in Cloughmills today. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY
11TH July 2012 Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia Tori McIntyre and Rebecca Mooney from Ballymoney will be heading to Rasharkin to watch thier favourite band Donaghy at the Independent Twelfth Demonstration today. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY
11TH July 2012 Kevin McAuley Photography Multimedia Tori McIntyre and Rebecca Mooney from Ballymoney will be heading to Rasharkin to watch thier favourite band Donaghy at the Independent Twelfth Demonstration today. PICTURE STEVEN MCAULEY/KEVIN MCAULEY PHOTOGRAPHY
Presseye Northern Ireland - 11th July 2012 Mandatory Credit - Photo-William Cherry/PresseyeYoung boys prepare the bonfire on the Loyalist Shankill Road which will be lit tonight which begins the start the annual 'Twelfth of July' celebrations. Tensions are running high after the Parades Commission decision banning Orangemen from walking past shops in a nationalist area of north Belfast after 16:00 BST on Thursday.

Thousands lined the streets of Belfast yesterday to watch what is traditionally the largest Twelfth procession.

Starting from the Orange Hall at Carlisle Circus, the Miller Memorial Flute led around 70 bands along Clifton Street through Royal Avenue to Belfast City Hall.

Adding a holiday flavour to celebrations, food stalls assembled around City Hall offered everything from Spanish paella to a typical Belfast ‘Billy Burger'.

Pat Dyer from City Centre Chocolates said the market adds something new to the tradition.

“It gives the whole day a carnival atmosphere. We have to look to the future and next year we'll hopefully have more stalls. We'll start small and take it further as the years pass,” he said.

A sense of revelry flowed with the parade as it marched through Shaftesbury Square up the Malone Road to Barnett’s Demesne, where an assortment of food and craft stalls set the scene for the annual gathering.

James (70) and Elizabeth Welsh (58) from East Belfast have been attending the parade for as long as they both can remember.

“It's brilliant, as usual,” James said.

“It's fantastic to see the tradition being kept up to date. It's great the weather has been kind to us too.”

MLA for Strangford, Jonathan Bell, claimed this year's parade was the most successful yet. “It's the best day of the year — better than Christmas. This means everything to me. It's my Ulster Scots, my British heritage and Protestant faith,” he said.

Travelling from Scotland for the event, the Belshill Protestant Girls’ club were adamant that the Northern Irish marches trumped those across the water.

“This is out of this world — absolute magic. It's so relaxed and it's 100 times better than our marches,” they said.

County grand master Tom Haire chaired proceedings, stating that members from three Orange Orders would cross Belfast by bus to pass the Ardoyne by a four o'clock deadline.

The announcement was met with disgruntlement yet acceptance. One man said it was not ideal but hoped it would keep the peace.

“I do think we're giving up our liberty slightly to keep the ones in Ardoyne happy but you're never going to please everyone. If it stops trouble, I'm for it,” he said.

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