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Twelfth 2020 'successful' but concern over crowding

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Police have praised Twelfth organisers for their efforts in making Monday's celebrations largely peaceful.

The Orange Order had cancelled its traditional parades and demonstrations due to the coronavirus crisis - the second time in just over a century that a pandemic has kept Orangemen off the streets on the Twelfth.

While the vast majority followed the advice from the Order and senior unionists including First Minister Arlene Foster to mark the occasion at home, crowds still gathered in some parts of Belfast.

Assistant Chief Constable Alan Todd said he was pleased that the day "passed without major incident".

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‘King Billy’ on parade on the Shankill Road

‘King Billy’ on parade on the Shankill Road

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‘King Billy’ on parade on the Shankill Road

"I would like to thank and acknowledge the hard work of the organisers of many of today's events and those within local communities who contributed to this largely successful day," he said.

"I would ask everyone, particularly those with influence, to continue to work with us to ensure that the rest of this holiday period can be enjoyed in peace and safety."

A recent decision by Stormont ministers to increase to 30 the number allowed to attend outdoor gatherings had enabled bands to organise smaller and neighbourhood-focused parades. In total, almost 250 bands staged local processions.

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Emma and Joe Bowles with dog Texas

Emma and Joe Bowles with dog Texas

Emma and Joe Bowles with dog Texas

Orange grand master Edward Stevenson said the 'Twelfth at Home' celebration on the 330th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne "will be one we will never forget".

"We may not have had our traditional parades due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, but this will be regarded as a great day for the Orange Institution. Coronavirus didn't ruin our Twelfth, we adapted and celebrated it locally and at home," he said.

"Covid-19 forced us to reimagine the Twelfth of July for 2020 and the creativity shown by our members, their families and friends has been outstanding. I think there will be lessons learned as to how we could possibly add to and enhance next year's Twelfth when, God willing, we return to our traditional parades and events."

On Monday morning the Orange Order held a religious service and wreath-laying ceremony at the cenotaph in the grounds of Belfast City Hall.

It was the second time a virus had led to the Twelfth being largely abandoned, after the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918 wrought havoc globally.

Twelfthies 2020: Tele readers' pics from around Northern Ireland [Photos] Close

Abigail Flack from east Belfast celebrates the Twelfth. Picture sent in by mum Lisa Flack.

Abigail Flack from east Belfast celebrates the Twelfth. Picture sent in by mum Lisa Flack.

Lucy from Ballymoney enjoying the Twelfth at home. From Annie Hanna

Lucy from Ballymoney enjoying the Twelfth at home. From Annie Hanna

Abigail Flack enjoying the 12th in east Belfast. With her mum Lisa Flack and nana Sharon Wylie.

Abigail Flack enjoying the 12th in east Belfast. With her mum Lisa Flack and nana Sharon Wylie.

Billy and Emily celebrating the Twelfth of July. Sent in by Katrina Galway.

Billy and Emily celebrating the Twelfth of July. Sent in by Katrina Galway.

Twelth of July celebrations in Rathcoole. Diane Mullan, Leah Carson & Chelsey Creigton

Twelth of July celebrations in Rathcoole. Diane Mullan, Leah Carson & Chelsey Creigton

Major ready for the Twelfth. Photo sent in by Stewart Walker.

Major ready for the Twelfth. Photo sent in by Stewart Walker.

Jonathan Ramsay celebrating the Twelfth of July in Belgium

Jonathan Ramsay celebrating the Twelfth of July in Belgium

Twelth of July celebrations in Killyleagh. Sent in by Heather Hagan.

Twelth of July celebrations in Killyleagh. Sent in by Heather Hagan.

Twelth of July celebrations in Killyleagh. Sent in by Heather Hagan.

Twelth of July celebrations in Killyleagh. Sent in by Heather Hagan.

Broley. Sent in by Elisa Orr

Broley. Sent in by Elisa Orr

Scott White on the march in Lurgan

Scott White on the march in Lurgan

Celebrating the Twelfth. Sent in by Patricia Carroll

Celebrating the Twelfth. Sent in by Patricia Carroll

Carson and Craig. Sent in by Valerie Quinn

Carson and Craig. Sent in by Valerie Quinn

Celebrating the Twelfth. Sent in by Patricia Carroll

Celebrating the Twelfth. Sent in by Patricia Carroll

Marc Cairns, Worshipful District Master, Hillsborough District LOL No 19; Stephen Walker, LOL 602; Gary Hall, LOL 792. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

Marc Cairns, Worshipful District Master, Hillsborough District LOL No 19; Stephen Walker, LOL 602; Gary Hall, LOL 792. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

Abigail Flack from east Belfast celebrates the Twelfth. Picture sent in by mum Lisa Flack.

Despite the coronavirus restrictions, many communities came up with novel ways to mark the day.

Staff and residents of Hawthorn House Care Home in east Belfast were treated to a selection of tunes by Ballyhackamore band The Star of the North.

They brought their carriage and horses along too, before Paul McMichael presented a bouquet of flowers to care home staff member Fiona Martin on behalf of band members. At Beechfield Court in east Belfast residents erected an Orange arch made of balloons as several bands visited during the day.

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Members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Four years old Jack Lynch keeps the beat on his Lambeg as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Four years old Jack Lynch keeps the beat on his Lambeg as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Three years old Cole Watson and his dad Richard watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Three years old Cole Watson and his dad Richard watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Gregory Campbell MP and his wifr Frances watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Gregory Campbell MP and his wifr Frances watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Four years old Jack Lynch keeps the beat on his Lambeg as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Four years old Jack Lynch keeps the beat on his Lambeg as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

The Watson family watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

The Watson family watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Celebrating the Twelfth at home didn't damping the spirits in Londonderry's Irish Street as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through the Waterside estate. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Three years old Cole Watson and his dad Richard watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Three years old Cole Watson and his dad Richard watch as members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

Members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band make their way through Irish Street in Londonderry on Monday as they marked the Twelfth of July. Picture Martin McKeown. 13.07.20

John Williamson from the local community group said: "We thought we would approach the Twelfth in a different manner because of what's going on with the virus so we decided to have a socially distanced street party to bring the kids into it, decorate our court and put an Orange arch up."

Another initiative in the east of the city saw members of the Walkway Community Association pack commemorative tea bags in lunch packs for distribution to the elderly and vulnerable.

One of the organisers, Rachael Davison, said it was important to reach out to the older generation and help them enjoy their day.

"When we got news that the Twelfth had to be cancelled and the Orange Order was encouraging people to stay at home, we thought how can we encourage our community to support that and to stay at home but to enjoy the celebration," she said.

"So we came up with the idea to put together a tea box with tea bags and say to people: 'Have a lovely cup of tea and lunch on us and stay in'. We're aware of coronavirus and we're aware of the dangers of being out, so it's stay in and enjoy the Twelfth and celebrate it at home."

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. Credit: Pacemaker

Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. Credit: Pacemaker

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
Pictured: Kim and Neil Millar with their dogs as they watch the parade.
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Pictured: Kim and Neil Millar with their dogs as they watch the parade. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
Pictured: Kim and Neil Millar with their dogs as they watch the parade.
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Pictured: Kim and Neil Millar with their dogs as they watch the parade. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
Pictured: a band stops in front of a mural for the 36th Ulster Division.
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Pictured: a band stops in front of a mural for the 36th Ulster Division. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Pictured Nigel Mulholland and nephew Archie Madill.
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Pictured Nigel Mulholland and nephew Archie Madill. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home as bands brought the celebrations to the people. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Pictured: Portadown Ex-ServicemenÕs LOL 608.
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Pictured: Portadown Ex-ServicemenÕs LOL 608. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Pictured: Anne Gillespie, Shirley Branyan and Norma Gillespie of Portadown District No. 3. 
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Pictured: Anne Gillespie, Shirley Branyan and Norma Gillespie of Portadown District No. 3. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Pictured George and Kaitlynn Laverty.
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Pictured George and Kaitlynn Laverty. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Pictured: Emma and Joe Bowles with dog Texas.
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Pictured: Emma and Joe Bowles with dog Texas. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Pictured: Archie Hewitt plays the lambed.
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PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Pictured: Archie Hewitt plays the lambed. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
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Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
13/7/2020
Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. 
Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. L-R Betty with son David and daughter-in-law Kathy.
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. L-R Betty with son David and daughter-in-law Kathy. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 
13/7/2020
Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today. People were encouraged to celebrate the Twelfth from home due to coronavirus. The Orange Order were not parading today, however, a small number of local lodges took part in a Remembrance Service at Portadown Cenotaph. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
13/7/2020
Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. 
Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. Sarah Dupray plays her cymbals in front of PortadownÕs orange sash made of pallets. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. Sarah Dupray plays her cymbals in front of PortadownÕs orange sash made of pallets. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
13/7/2020
Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. 
Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. L-R David, Kathy, William, Betty and Robert, with Sarah in front. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. L-R David, Kathy, William, Betty and Robert, with Sarah in front. Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST
13/7/2020
Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. 
Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. L-R David, Kathy, William, Betty and Robert, with Sarah in front. 
Photo Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER PRESS BELFAST 13/7/2020 Celebrations took place today in Portadown to mark the 12th July. Parades were made up of bands only and walked through local estates to facilitate social distancing. Pictured are 3 generations of the Duprey family, all members of Derryfubble Accordian Band, but playing today with Edgarstown Accordian Band. L-R David, Kathy, William, Betty and Robert, with Sarah in front. Photo Pacemaker Press

Twelfth of July celebrations in Portadown today as 6 local bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner. Credit: Pacemaker

Pensioner Ruth Girvan from Moorgate Street was a recipient of one of the boxes.

"It's very, very different this year but we like to keep the culture going and we like to celebrate," she said.

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Children at a party in Beechfield Street in Belfast

Children at a party in Beechfield Street in Belfast

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Children at a party in Beechfield Street in Belfast

"So we're just having a good time with all the neighbours.

"It's a great community spirit in our street, we've been decorating it for 30 years. We always have a good time."

Meanwhile, around 60 Orangemen in Clogher Valley took to their tractors to parade around local Orange halls.

As part of Hillsborough's celebrations Lambeg drummers played at the castle, war memorial and Orange hall.

In Portadown six bands paraded through streets and estates in a socially distanced manner.

And in Londonderry members of the East Bank Protestant Boys Flute Band made their way through Irish Street as they marked the Twelfth of July.

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King Billy leads the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. Credit: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

King Billy leads the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. Credit: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: King Billy watches the bands as they parade around the streets of the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: King Billy watches the bands as they parade around the streets of the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: A Union Jack hairstyle for watching the bands parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: A Union Jack hairstyle for watching the bands parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Leading the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Leading the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Members of the Belfast County Colour party in Belfast city centre today where they took part in a memorial service at the City Hall Cenotaph. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus although there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Members of the Belfast County Colour party in Belfast city centre today where they took part in a memorial service at the City Hall Cenotaph. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus although there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Jim Taggart sports a Union Jack hat and tie as he watches the bands parade on the Shankill Road, Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Jim Taggart sports a Union Jack hat and tie as he watches the bands parade on the Shankill Road, Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Almost home! Leading the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Almost home! Leading the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Jonny Graham and his son Teddy during the band parades around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Jonny Graham and his son Teddy during the band parades around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Taking a break during the band parades on the Shankill road, Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Taking a break during the band parades on the Shankill road, Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.

King William pours water from the River Boyne on the on the Shankill Road during the parade. 


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. King William pours water from the River Boyne on the on the Shankill Road during the parade. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Protestant Boys Old Boys pictured during a parade on BelfastÕs Shankill Road. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade past a mural that commemorates King William and the Battle of the Boyne in the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade past a mural that commemorates King William and the Battle of the Boyne in the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade around the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade around the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Two young brothers pictured on Bray Street, off the Shankill Road in west Belfast, as they head to watch some local bands parade through the area. 

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.


But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Two young brothers pictured on Bray Street, off the Shankill Road in west Belfast, as they head to watch some local bands parade through the area. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of Orange Lodge St. Pauls Church Defenders LOL 1960, with guest Tranent True BluesLOL 228 in Scotland, unveil their new banner in the grounds of Fernhill House, west Belfast.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.


But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of Orange Lodge St. Pauls Church Defenders LOL 1960, with guest Tranent True BluesLOL 228 in Scotland, unveil their new banner in the grounds of Fernhill House, west Belfast. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of Orange Lodge St. Pauls Church Defenders LOL 1960, with guest Tranent True BluesLOL 228 in Scotland, unveil their new banner in the grounds of Fernhill House, west Belfast.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.


But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of Orange Lodge St. Pauls Church Defenders LOL 1960, with guest Tranent True BluesLOL 228 in Scotland, unveil their new banner in the grounds of Fernhill House, west Belfast. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade past a mural that commemorates King William and the Battle of the Boyne in the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade past a mural that commemorates King William and the Battle of the Boyne in the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Dressed for the occasion as he leads the First Ulster Flute Band around the Sandy Row of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: Dressed for the occasion as he leads the First Ulster Flute Band around the Sandy Row of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade around the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland.
PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON

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PACEMAKER, BELFAST, 13/7/2020: The First Ulster Flute Band parade around the Sandy Row area of Belfast today. The Orange Order did not take part in their traditional Twelfth of July processions this year because of the restrictions around Coronavirus but there were band parades around local areas across Northern Ireland. PICTURE BY STEPHEN DAVISON Egmont Gardens *** Local Caption *** Egmont Gardens

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade on Disraeli Street in west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade on Disraeli Street in west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Old Boys Flute Band pictured during a parade on Dunboyne Park in west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Old Boys Flute Band pictured during a parade on Dunboyne Park in west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Old Boys Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Old Boys Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Old Boys Flute Band pictured during a parade on Dunboyne Park in west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Old Boys Flute Band pictured during a parade on Dunboyne Park in west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade on Disraeli Street in west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade on Disraeli Street in west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - 

Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. 

Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday.

Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19.

But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands.

Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690.


Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 13th July 2020 - Members of the Shankill Star Flute Band pictured during a parade in the Shankill area of west Belfast. Almost 250 bands are expected to march in their own Twelfth of July parades across Northern Ireland on Monday. Large demonstrations have been called off because of Covid-19. But the Parades Commission has been notified of 248 parades from individual bands. Each year, the Orange Order marks the anniversary of the victory of Protestant William of Orange over Catholic King James II at the Battle of the Boyne in July 1690. Photo by Jonathan Porter / Press Eye.

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Shankill Protestant Boys parade in the Shankill area of north Belfast on July 13th 2020 (Photo by Kevin Scott for Belfast Telegraph)

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town – the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic: Graham Baalham-Curry

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town – the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic: Graham Baalham-Curry

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town  the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town  the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town  the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

As part of their 12th of July celebrations, Hillsborough District LOL No 19 had lambeg drummers playing at three venues in the town the Castle, the War Memorial and the Orange Hall. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

Marc Cairns, Worshipful District Master, Hillsborough District LOL No 19; Stephen Walker, LOL 602; Gary Hall, LOL 792. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

Marc Cairns, Worshipful District Master, Hillsborough District LOL No 19; Stephen Walker, LOL 602; Gary Hall, LOL 792. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

8955  Reece Houston, JLOL 55. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry.

8955 Reece Houston, JLOL 55. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry.

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots, a member of Lisburn Temperance LOL 152. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots, a member of Lisburn Temperance LOL 152. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry

Marc Cairns, Worshipful District Master, Hillsborough District LOL No 19. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry.

Marc Cairns, Worshipful District Master, Hillsborough District LOL No 19. Pic Graham Baalham-Curry.

King Billy leads the Shankill Protestant Boys Flute Band as they parade around the streets in the Shankill area of Belfast today. Credit: Stephen Davison/Pacemaker

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