Co Londonderry – City
Annual Battle of the Boyne Demonstration
- 3 Districts – Londonderry, Cumber Claudy and East Donegal.
- ? Lodges
- ? Bands
The Twelfth celebrations in Coleraine, hosted by Macosquin District LOL No.8, are expected to attract a crowd in the region of 50,000 people.
Organisers anticipate that the Brethren on parade, including the accompanying bands and lodges, family and friends, will be boosted by holidaymakers from the nearby resorts of Portrush and Portstewart.
Visitors from overseas will no doubt be amazed by the music, pageantry and colour on display.
Visiting Districts to Coleraine on the Twelfth of July will be City of Londonderry Grand Orange Lodge; Coleraine District LOL No. 2; and Limavady District LOL No 6.
A special welcome will be extended to 10 visiting Brethren who will be travelling from Harthill District, Scotland.
The main parade will leave from Union Street at noon following a route through the town – Railway Road, Long Commons Beresford Road, Blindgate Street, Dunmore Street, New Row, Church Street, The Diamond (left hand side), Bridge Street, Old Bridge, Waterside, Castlerock Road, Kings Road, Carthall Road – and out to the demonstration field on Wheatsheaf Road Platform Proceedings in the field will commence at 2pm.
The Service will be led by Wor. Bro. Rev. Alistair Smyth, Grand Chaplain, with the Sermon being given by Wor. Bro. Rev. Keith McIntyre, Deputy County Grand Chaplain and Chaplain of Macosquin DLOL No. 8.
The return parade will leave the field at 3.30pm.
There will be two new bannerettes on parade for the first time, they belong to Macosquin District LOL No. 8 and Macosquin LOL 310
This is also a very special year for the members of Articlave Flute Band as it celebrates its 150th Anniversary
The band held a special dedication of new uniforms in St Paul’s Parish Church Articlave on Sunday, 30th April 2023