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Loughgall Mini Twelfth parade to be held later this month

Loughgall mini Twelfth

Loughgall District LOL No. 3 will again be holding a Mini-Twelfth parade in Loughgall Village, the birthplace of the Orange Order.

This year it will be held on Saturday evening, June 29 at 7pm.

It is hoped that all 22 Private Lodges along with their banners, will be on parade; in addition, ladies from the Women’s Association have been invited to take part, along with the Junior Boys Lodge.

County Officers will be in attendance and visitors from other Counties and Districts are more than welcome.

Approximately eight bands will accompany the Lodges through the historic village.

As ever, Loughgall District is renowned for the Lambeg Drum and many will be accompanying the brethren if the weather is favourable.


Loughgall is of course the home of the Orange Order and is renowned throughout the world for its Historical Significance, something that Loughgall District are very proud of.

Loughgall District is one of the most geographically widespread within Co Armagh; and stretches from just outside Armagh City into Co Tyrone.

The District has the proud distinction of having the Diamond area within its boundaries, the scene of the famous Battle of the Diamond on September 21, 1795; and of course the parade will pass the “Museum of Orange Heritage” at Sloan’s House, where the first Orange Warrants were signed after the battle.


The parade, headed by Aughanagurgan Accordion band, will assemble in the field at Orchard Park at 7pm sharp.

It will then proceed through the village to McDowell’s Hill, stopping at the old church ruins to lay a floral wreath in memory of those brutally murdered in the 1641 rebellion. The parade will return via the same route.

All sisters, brethren and juniors are welcome as well as members of the public to enjoy the spectacle.

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