Belfast Telegraph

Twelfth 2016 Coagh: Small village pulls in crowd of 10,000

One of Tyrone's smallest villages played host to the county's largest Twelfth parade yesterday.

Large crowds made their way to Coagh between the Sperrins and Lough Neagh to enjoy the carnival atmosphere.

Upwards of 70 lodges were on parade, representing seven districts, and they were accompanied by more than 50 bands.

Joining Coagh brethren on parade were Orangemen and women from Stewartstown, Cookstown, Castlecaulfield, Pomeroy, Benburb and Killyman.

As many as 10,000 spectators lined the parade route, with holidaymakers in mid-Ulster also sampling the Twelfth parade.

Among the dignitaries on the day were be the Co Tyrone Grand Master, Jim Emery.

The guest speaker at the field was Rev William Anderson, who is the Co Armagh Grand Chaplain.

Tamlaghtmore LOL 198 from Coagh District also had their new banner on show as the lodge paraded through its home village.

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