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Video: Funeral held for Drew Nelson as thousands of Orangemen pay respects to Grand Secretary


An estimated 6-700 Orangemen have attended the funeral of Drew Nelson in Co down.

Mr Nelson, who had been Grand Secretary of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, died on Monday after a short illness. He was 60.

Hundreds of Orangemen followed Mr Nelson's coffin as it was brought to St John's Church of Ireland, Upper Kilwarlin, a few miles outside Hillsborough.

First Minister Arlene Foster, a close friend of Mr Nelson's for many years, paid a personal tribute during the service.

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