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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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Making Orange Heritage a Public History

November 26, 2014 Audio

(Newstalk) Pat Kenny radio show interview July 2014 The one single principle which underlines the character of Dublin & Wicklow loyal Orange Lodge is our open and honest engagement through our use of social media and professional media outlets. Our most recent interview was for Newstalk FM. The interview was to last for 10 minutes; […]

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O LORD save the King!

September 2, 2014 History, News

Some 66 years ago, in September 1948, the Irish government declared its intention of establishing Ireland as a republic, presenting the Church of Ireland with an interesting but awkward dilemma. For it was, as it remains today an all–  Ireland church, and up until that point the Book of Common Prayer (in use for daily liturgies by […]

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President invited to Rossnowlagh

July 14, 2014 Events, News

EXTRACT FROM SPEECH MADE BY THE GRAND MASTER OF THE GRAND ORANGE LODGE OF IRELAND, EDWARD STEVENSON, AT THE ROSSNOWLAGH TWELFTH It is always a pleasure and a privilege to return to the Atlantic Ocean coastline for undoubtedly the most serene and scenic annual Orange demonstration. The large numbers both participating and lining the route […]

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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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