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1916 Deaths Can’t Be Justified By Politicians

September 22, 2015 News

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny, Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sulllivan, and Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan, recently launched the programme to commemorate 1916 by presenting children in St Patrick’s NS in Castlebar, with the tricolour flag and a copy of the Proclamation. Perhaps our children in the 3,200 national schools […]

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LOL1914 National Memorial Arboretum

September 14, 2015 News

National Memorial Arboretum The National Memorial Arboretum is situated in Alrewas, Staffordshire. It is recognised as the UKs  year round centre of remembrance. it honours the fallen , recognises service and sacrifice, and fosters pride in our country. The Arboretum is part of the Royal British Legion family of charities. Within the Arboretum there are […]

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COI Gazette – 28th August 2015

September 8, 2015 News

Orange Order audit ‘deserves to be read and reflected upon’ – Bishop of Clogher Stuart Brooker (centre) presents a copy of Audit, Good Relations Strategy & Action Plan to the Northern Ireland Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers MP. Looking on are officers from the Co. Fermanagh Grand Orange Lodge (from left) Robert Dane, Tom Elliott […]

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First Qualifications of an Orange man drafted 1798

July 1, 2015 History, News

First Qualifications of an Orange man drafted 1798 “Confident pride, rather than an insecure vanity” On the 9th April 1978 the first meeting of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland was held in Dublin’s Dawson St.  On the 20th November 1798 the original hand written minutes contain, “qualifications requisite for an Orange man”, which read […]

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June 16, 2015 Events, News

First Dublin Orange Parade In Over 80 Years For over 300 years there has been a Loyal Orange presents in Dublin City. From the first Willamite society “The Aldermen of Skinners Ally” to the first orange lodge which held its first meeting in a hotel on Grafton Street on the 4th June 1798 a Year […]

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Orangemen and the Political Rights

March 9, 2015 Culture

Orangemen and the Political Rights of the Kingdom of Ireland 1800-1801 On the Monday the 9th April 1798 the first Grand Lodge of Ireland was established; the first meeting took place in the home of Thomas Verner on Dawson Street Dublin. Its first task was to elect officers and pass a new constitution and rules […]

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The love Ulster parade is coming to Dublin

February 25, 2015 Events, News

“The Love Ulster Parade” is coming to Dublin. Regardless of one’s opinion on the personality of Willie Frazer the motives of (FAIR) families acting for innocent relatives whom were murdered along the border with the aid of agencies of the Irish State are honourable and their focus is for peaceful demonstration. The action of Dublin […]

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Would the Southern Irish Lodges be better served by a separate Grand Orange Lodge?

January 26, 2015 Orange opinion

Today I am posing the question, should Southern Irish Lodges create a separate Grand Lodge? Having a Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland incorporating two distinct political and religious jurisdictions since partition has not worked. The Grand Orange lodge of Ireland in its present form does not take and has never taken any serious cognizance of […]

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