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Twelfth 2016 Ballycastle: Leading GB Orangeman has a great day out in Northern Ireland

One of the most senior Orangemen in the UK was in attendance at the North Antrim Twelfth demonstration yesterday.

The Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of England, Ron Bather, was the guest speaker and took part in the scenic parade through the coastal town of Ballycastle.

Streets in the town were awash with red, white and blue and families turned out to lend their support to the Orangemen taking part in the event.

More than 40 lodges from five districts - Bushmills, Ballycastle, Cloughmills, Rasharkin and Ballymoney - were accompanied by approximately 30 bands and a number of Lambeg drums.

The parade is held in Ballycastle every five years.

Orangemen and bands assembled at the Ramoan Playing Fields before making their way to Quay Road Playing Fields for the religious service.

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