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Northern Ireland Twelfth of July venues for 2019

18 venues across Northern Ireland will host Twelfth of July demonstrations this summer
18 venues across Northern Ireland will host Twelfth of July demonstrations this summer
Andrew Madden

By Andrew Madden

A total of 18 venues across Northern Ireland have been announced for this summer's Twelfth of July celebrations.

Thousands of Orangemen and women will descend upon the village of Tandragee, Co Armagh, for the biggest gathering.

Taking place over six miles, the longest parade will be held in Belfast, where the route has been revised due to the redevelopment works at the site of the Primark fire.

Other large demonstrations will take place in Lisnaskea, Pomeroy, Coleraine, Larne and Rathfriland.

Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, Edward Stevenson, said the significance of Orange traditions will be highlighted by the scale of the parades.

"Surely there is no other event on these islands that can bring such vast numbers of people onto the streets to enjoy our processions, either by taking part or simply to watch them go by," he said.

"It is a custom which has been maintained for over 200 years, passed through generations, and will continue to be upheld for many years to come.

"We continue to welcome an increasing number of international visitors to our celebrations who are keen to experience first-hand the spectacle of the biggest day in the parading calendar.

"High calibre music provided by some of the finest marching bands will only add to the festival atmosphere. We look forward to another glorious Twelfth."

The following 18 locations will host Twelfth of July demonstrations this year: Tandragee; Belfast; Lisnaskea; Pomeroy; Donemana; Augher; Coleraine; Ballyronan; Holywood; Crossgar; Rathfriland; Kilkeel; Larne; Glenavy; Carnlough; Ballymena; Ballymoney and Ahoghill.

Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade through Belfast City Centre on Thursday.
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Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade through Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2018 Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. John Wilkie from Scotland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade through Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2018 Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. David English from LOL1197 North Belfast. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2018 Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2018 Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 A Local artist paints St Patrick's on the 12th Morning as Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Brian Kingston takes part as thousands of people line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 12/07/2018 Thousands of People line the streets of Belfast to celebrate the annual 12th of July celebrations, As Orange men and bands parade threw Belfast City Centre on Thursday. Pic Pacemaker
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orange man enjoys a burger before the start of the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration takes place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2018 Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2018 Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 12th July 2018 Annual Orange Order parade takes place in Belfast with lodges and bands making their way through the city centre to the field at Shaws Bridge. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye
Abby Preston, aged five watches on during the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: Young band members throw their batons in the air as the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: Abby Preston, aged five poses for a photograph during the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: Young band members throw their batons in the air as the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orange flute band take a breather as the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orange flute band poses for a picture during the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: An Orange flute band member screams as the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: Orange men wait for the start of the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: A young Orange man poses for a photograph during the annual 12th of July Orange march and demonstration taking place on July 12, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The marches across the province celebrate King William of Orange's victory over the Catholic King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
Bandsmen and Orange order members take part in the annual Twelfth of July celebrations in Belfast city centre, marking the victory of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2018. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Bandsmen and Orange order members take part in the annual Twelfth of July celebrations in Belfast city centre, marking the victory of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2018. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Bandsmen and Orange order members take part in the annual Twelfth of July celebrations in Belfast city centre, marking the victory of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2018. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire
Bandsmen and Orange order members take part in the annual Twelfth of July celebrations in Belfast city centre, marking the victory of King William III's victory over James II at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 12, 2018. Photo credit should read: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Meanwhile, the Independent Orange Order will hold its Twelfth demonstration in Portglenone.

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