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Glorious Twelfth 2013 - Glengormley

Homepage Article - July 2013

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Glorious Twelfth 2013 - Glengormley

Glengormley has the privilege of hosting the East Antrim Combine
Twelfth this year for the first time in a decade.

Walking with Garryowen LOL 221 will our brothers from Glasgow,
Calton Protestant Defenders LOL 221 and leading us will be the
maginificent Sandyhills OLde Guard Flute Band.

Large crowds are expected to descend on the Co Antrim venue
which will witness the colour and pageantry of one of the bigger
demonstrations outside of Belfast.

A total of nine district lodges, encompassing approximately 70
private lodges and 8,000 members, will participate in the main
parade. Adding to thespectacle will be 60 marching bands.

Districts represented on the day will be Larne, Randalstown,
Staffordstown, Killead, Antrim,Sixmilewater, Carrickfergus, Cloughfern and Carnmoney.

The main procession is due to commence at 11am from the starting point of the Ballyhenry/Manse Road roundabout.

Led by the Blackskull Fife and Drum Corps from Glasgow – followed by brethren from host district Carnmoney No 25 - the parade will proceed through the village via Ballyclare Road, Burnthill Road, Queen’s Drive, Queen’s Avenue, Queen’s Park, Ballyclare Road, Antrim Road to the demonstration field at Valley Park on the O’Neill Road.

As part of the procession, Orangemen and women, and band members, will pass under the Orange arch in the centre of the village which this year marks its 30th anniversary. As is traditional, the arch was officially opened at the annual mini-Twelfth held in Glengormley in late June.

The religious service will be conducted by Rev David McCarthy, a deputy grand chaplain of County Antrim Grand Orange Lodge. Among the senior Orangemen on the platform will be County Antrim Grand Secretary, William Thompson.

The return parade is due to leave the Valley Park at 3.30pm, with districts taking a more direct route via the Antrim Road and Ballyclare Road.

Sandyhills Drum Major

Sandyhills Olde Guard Flute Band will leading Garryowen LOL 221 for the third consecutive year in this years Glourious Twefth March in Glengormley

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