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Twelfth: Pictures from Belfast, Ballymoney, Rathfriland, Ballymena, Crossgar, Carnlough, Glenavy and Coleraine

12/07/19 McAuley Multimedia AHOGHILL.. Dodger the dog enjoys the Twelfth celebrations in Ahoghill. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
12/07/19 McAuley Multimedia AHOGHILL.. Dodger the dog enjoys the Twelfth celebrations in Ahoghill. Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
Jodie Parkhill from Burnfoot pictured at the Coleraine 12th July Celebrations held in Coleraine on Friday . PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEDIA
George Mills Ryan Gordon and Brian Thompson pictured during the Braid District Parade held in the seaside town of Carnlough on the Antrim Coast Road. PICTURE KEVIN MCAULEY/MCAULEY MULTIMEIDA
Garth Brown enjoys the 12th demonstration in Glenavy on the 12th of July 2019. (Photo by Paul McErlane for the Belfast Telegraph)
McAuley Multimedia 12/07/19 BALLYMENA.. Brethern take time out for an ice cream at the Twelfth celebrations in Ballymena, Pic Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia
© NewRayPics.com 12 Jul 2019 Northern Ireland - Joe McClenaghan from the Aughlisafin Accordian Band from Castlewellan Crossgar will host the annual mid Down 12th July demonstration for the first time since 2003. picture Newraypics.com
Andrew Black with his daughter Esme during the 12th demonstration in Pomeroy as it hosts the largest Twelfth parade in Co. Tyrone on the 12th of July 2019 (Photo by Peter Morrison)
Megan Withers (front) with Lisa Kyle, Kathryn Wilson, Emily Comac and Sarah Fannin, from Fardross Pipe Band, Clogher, during the 12th July demonstrations taking place in Augher, on 12 July 2019. Picture by Trevor Lucy for Belfast Telegraph.
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: Orangemen and women take part in the annual Twelfth of July Orange demonstration march on July 12, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Twelfth is an annual Ulster Protestant celebration of the victory of the Protestant King William of Orange over the Catholic forces of King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JULY 12: Orange band members pose before taking part in the annual Twelfth of July Orange demonstration march on July 12, 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Twelfth is an annual Ulster Protestant celebration of the victory of the Protestant King William of Orange over the Catholic forces of King James at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture by: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
Lauren Harte

By Lauren Harte

Thousands of Orangemen are taking part in today's annual Twelfth of July parades at 18 venues across Northern Ireland.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend, either as participants or spectators. Co Armagh is once again hosting the biggest gathering as Orangemen and women from across the county congregate in the village of Tandragee.

Live pictures from every venue - Ardoyne - Belfast - Rathfriland - Tandragee - Ballyronan - Holywood - Augher - Ahoghill and Portglenone - Lisnaskea - Pomeroy - Crossgar - Ballymena - Glenavy - Carnlough - Coleraine - Ballymoney

Upwards of 30 lodges and accompanying bands will take part in the Twelfth in Ballymena. Alongside Ballymena, Belfast stages a Twelfth demonstration every year.

The Orange Order is expecting a large Scottish contingent in the city.

Orangemen and women representing a total of nine districts - accompanied by approximately 60 bands - are walking the six-mile Belfast route.

The Co Fermanagh demonstration is taking place in Lisnaskea and play host to visiting lodges from counties Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan.

Crossgar is hosting the annual mid-Down demonstration for the first time since 2003 while the south Tyrone village of Augher hosts a Twelfth parade for the first time since 2013.

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Over 40 lodges representing five districts are expected to take part in the annual demonstration in Ballymoney.

The largest individual lodge stepping out for the Twelfth will be on parade in the harbour town of Kilkeel while the south west Down Twelfth celebrations for 2019 will be held in Rathfriland.

Glenavy is hosting a Twelfth parade for the first time since 2005 while Carnlough is hosting the members of the Braid District Orange Lodge for the first time since 2013.

The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Damien "Dee" Fennell, a spokesman for the Greater Ardoyne Residents' pictured during the parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture by: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
Pacemaker Press 12-07-2019: The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
Pacemaker Press 12-07-2019: The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
Pacemaker Press 12-07-2019: The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
Pacemaker Press 12-07-2019: The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
Pacemaker Press 12-07-2019: The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.
Pacemaker Press 12-07-2019: The Orange Order parade through Ardoyne passed off peacefully in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Damien "Dee" Fennell, a spokesman for the Greater Ardoyne Residents' pictured during the parade. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press.

Coleraine district is hosting the brethren of Limavady and Macosquin districts as well as the City of Londonderry County Grand Lodge.

The sound of the Lambeg drum will be very apparent at this year's Triangle Combine Parade, held in Ahoghill.

The Co Antrim village is expected to play host to one of the largest groups of the instrument on parade throughout the Province.

The North Down Orange Districts are parading in Holywood.

Larne is hosting the East Antrim Combine Twelfth celebrations for the first time since 2014.

Large crowds are expected to converge on the village of Ballyronan for the south Londonderry demonstration.

The highest village in Northern Ireland, Pomeroy is hosting the largest Twelfth parade in Co Tyrone for the first time in seven years.

Around 50 lodges and a similar number of bands will assemble at the foothill of the Sperrins for the celebrations in Donemana.

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