The Battle of Newtown Butler, 1689
The Battle of Newtownbutler is one of the forgotten fights of the Irish Jacobite Wars. Fought before either the Boyne or Aughrim, Newtownbutler was relevant, not because of its size, but because it represented a turning point in the war. Until that time the conflict remained fluid and there was still a degree of uncertainty as to what would occur in Ireland.
This event takes place in lieu of a Black Saturday parade for Co Fermanagh.
- 3 Districts – joined by visiting members from neighbouring Cavan, Monaghan and other counties.
- 35 Preceptories
- 35 Bands