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The Twelfth: Where to see day’s main demonstrations



Adrian Rutherford previews this year’s 18 key parades across NI to help you plan for the celebrations.


The Co Armagh village of Richhill is hosting the largest Twelfth parade.

A total of 11 district lodges will be on the march, with 154 private lodges and upwards of 5,000 brethren.

The main parade, led by Battlehill Pipe Band, will commence at 10am.

The procession will start from the Legacorry Road to the field at Tirnascobe Road.


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The parade will leave Belfast Orange Hall at Carlisle Circus at 10am.

The Millar Memorial Flute Band will lead the procession as it makes its way to City Hall, where a wreath-laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph, before the parade heads to Barnett’s Demesne.


Visiting lodges from Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan will join with 90 private lodges, members of the Association of Loyal Orangewomen, Juniors, and 70 bands.

It moves off from the assembly field, adjacent to the main Belfast Road, heading to the Enniskillen side of Lisbellaw.


Orangemen and women will step out on one of the longest and widest main streets in Ireland.

The main parade will start at  noon from the Grange Road, proceeding to the field on Moneymore Road.


Orangemen and women from six districts will be on parade in west Tyrone.

The parade will leave the assembly field on Cooley Road at 12.30pm and will proceed to the demonstration field, located on the Moylagh Road.


Twenty-five lodges from two districts — Annahoe and Fivemiletown — will be on parade.

Lodges, accompanied by 20 bands, will assemble on the Station Road, moving off at 12.15pm.

The parade will proceed through the village, along Main Street to the field at Fivemiletown Road.


Over 3,000 Orangemen representing upwards of 60 lodges will march in Coleraine.

The procession will move off at noon from Union Street and proceed through the town via Railway Road to the field.


The village is hosting the Twelfth for the first time since 2010.

Upwards of 3,000 Orangemen representing eight districts will be accompanied by 50 bands.

The main parade will move off at 11.30am and will proceed from New Row to the field at Kilrea mart.


Approximately 100 lodges and 70 bands are anticipated to take part in Banbridge.

The main parade will set off from the assembly field at Banbridge Rugby Club at noon to the demonstration field at Peggys Loaning.


Upwards of 50 lodges — representing Newtownards, Holywood, Upper Ards and Bangor Districts — will be on parade accompanied by a similar number of bands.

They will proceed from Castle Park Avenue at noon, parading around the town and then to the field at Valentine Playing Fields.


The sights and sounds of the Twelfth return to the Heart of Down.

The main parade will depart from the High School at 12.15pm and proceed through the town centre to the demonstration field.


More than 1,000 Orangemen from Mourne District will partake in one of the most scenic Twelfth parades in Northern Ireland.

Kilkeel lodges will leave Kilkeel Orange Hall at 10.45am and walk the five-mile route to Annalong.

They will meet their fellow brethren at the Valley Road, before the entire District parades through Annalong to the demonstration field, just yards from the sea.


Orange lodges will follow in the footsteps of King William as they parade through the historic and quaint village of Hillsborough.

The parade will assemble at Sloan’s field and move off at 11.30am  to the field on the Carnreagh Road.


This year’s East Antrim Combine Twelfth takes place in the townland of Cloughfern, Newtownabbey.

The main parade will leave from Cloughfern Protestant Hall at 11am to the field at the Valley Leisure Centre.


Broughshane plays host to one of the smallest demonstrations.

The parade starts at noon, assembling at Tullymore Road before congregating at a field on Rathkeel Road for the religious service.


The town is the only one in Northern Ireland which has a Twelfth demonstration every year.

The lodges and around 15 bands will assemble on Wakehurst Road at 12.30pm and proceed to the demonstration field at the People’s Park.


Approximately 50 lodges from five districts will march in Cloughmills.

The parade will assemble on Drumadoon Road and set off at 1pm through the village and then on to the demonstration field on the Ballycregagh Road.


The Co Antrim village of Cullybackey will resonate to the distinctive sound of the Lambeg drum for this year’s Triangle Combine parade.

The main parade is due to commence from Ardnamaine Housing Estate at 12.30pm and proceed to the Community Centre playing fields.

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