06 Jul 2024
Battle of the Boyne
Annual Battle of the Boyne Demonstration
- 50 Lodges
The Rossnowlagh gathering will bring together brethren from the Republic of Ireland for a 12.30pm start. As July 12 is not a public holiday in the RoI, the event is held on the Saturday prior,
Upwards of 50 lodges from Donegal, Cavan, Leitrim and Monaghan, as well as visiting Orangemen from Northern Ireland and further afield, will take part in the parade which begins close to St John’s Parish Church at 12.30pm. The parade then makes its way down a narrow country road, thronged with onlookers, to the demonstration field, on the edge of the shoreline. The annual gathering is renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere and minimal security presence. A religious service, only yards from the rolling breakers of the Atlantic, will be held at 3pm. A collection will be held on the day in aid of Orange charities. The return parade will leave the demonstration field at 4.45pm.