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Dublin Orangeism going from strenght to strenght

June 18, 2013 Comment, News

It’s been awhile since the last update on this page, but that doesn’t mean the lodge has been inactive. Far from it actually, we’ve been doing a lot of work to keep things moving in the right direction and securing the future for our Protestant traditions here in Dublin. The lodge has grown steadily since [...]

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Record number of banners in Kesh

July 5, 2012 News, Orangeism

More than 350 loyal banners from across the UK and Ireland were proudly displayed in the Co Fermanagh village of Kesh last night in a world record breaking attempt parade. The brethren are hoping to have created the record for the largest number of banners ever seen on parade anywhere in the world. The novel [...]

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E.U. TO HELP BUILD CONFIDENCE IN PROTESTANT COMMUNITIES

April 17, 2012 News, Orangeism

The Orange Order has received a grant of almost £900,000 from the European Union to help address the legacy of the Troubles in the Protestant community. Seven full-time staff have been appointed to work on the project which is being financed until December 2014. The STRIPE Project (Stepping Towards Reconciliation in Positive Engagement) received £884,022 [...]

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Church of Ireland Conference on the Covenant

April 12, 2012 News

In the first of a series of events being planned by the Church of Ireland to mark the ‘Decade of Centenaries’, when significant events in Irish history will be commemorated during the period 1912-1922, a one-day conference was held on Saturday 24 March focusing on the Ulster Solemn League and Covenant of 1912. It came [...]

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The unionism of Sir Edward Carson

April 12, 2012 News

First Minister Peter Robinson has said that Unionism must look to its founding principles from Edward Carson and once again reach out to people of all religions and traditions. Stormont’s First Minister said he wished to broaden the appeal of the unionist brand to incorporate a “patchwork quilt” of identities and faiths who all share a [...]

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Loyal Dublin

April 12, 2012 History

In June 1935, a Dublin Board of Works employee was among a group working at part of the Dublin GPO (General Post Office), the men having been assigned to remove presses from the cellar of the GPO Customs Parcels Section, located at 10 Parnell Square. When several presses were removed however, some mortar appeared insecure, [...]

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Stronger relations in the next 10 years

March 13, 2012 News

The Dublin and Wicklow Orange lodge welcome the ‘Commonwealth Day’ agreement between the Taoiseach and the Prime Minister at Downing Street. The Joint Statement commits both countries to strengthening relations over the next ten years. The statement acknowledges that the people of the British Isles are  ”uniquely linked by geography and history, are connected today as [...]

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Happy Christmas!

December 24, 2011 Comment, News

The Worshipful Master, Officers and Brethren of Dublin and Wicklow L.O.L. 1313 would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year. This year saw the momentous visit of HM Queen to our State for the first time since her coronation. The Worshipful Master and Brethren were delighted to be a part of [...]

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Statement on the President-elect

October 29, 2011 Comment, News

As Orangemen, we would like to congratulate Michael D Higgins on his election to the Office of President, and join with him in praying that Almighty God would direct and sustain him throughout his presidency. As President, he will be responsible for protecting the civil and religious liberties, which flow from the Glorious Revolution of [...]

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Private schools a necessity for Protestants

October 22, 2011 Comment, News

CURRENT ATTACKS on fee-charging schools ignore the fact that Protestant boarding schools often offer the only viable solution for Church of Ireland families living outside the capital to get an education in a school of their ethos. The simple reality for Protestants living outside Dublin is that very few of them have access to a [...]

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