On behalf of the office bearers and members of Sandyhills olde guard Fb may we congratulate Bro Derek Cunningham on his installation as W.M of Garryowen Lol 221.Knowing Derek as we do i,m sure he and Hubert will lead Garryowen to bigger and better things and will continue to progress the lodge in the direction they have always done.It will once again be a privilege and an honour to parade with you guys at the 12th demonstration and look forward to seeing you all again.We wish the lodge and its members all success and prosperity for the future.
Just like to wish the members and iffice bearers of garryowen lol221 and calton defenders lol221 a very happy and prosperous new year and look forward to meeting up with you all at this years 12th jule celebrations from the office bearers and members of Sandyhills olde guard flute band.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF GARRYOWEN LOL221 AND TO ALL ORANGE BERTHERN WORLD WIDE
As W.M. of Calton Protestant Defenders LOL 221 (Glasgow), may I also take this opportunity to thank the W.M. Steven (Sp), the office bearers and brethren of Garryowen (UDR) LOL 221 for the wonderful hospitallity shown to both ourselves and the magnificent Sandyhills "Olde Guard" F.B. (Glasgow) on our recent visit to take part in your anual "Boyne" celebrations in Carrickfergus. From the moment of our arrival, to our departure, all our needs were catered for with precision, terrific humour and some great 'Craic'. :-) As my brother Andy said, this trip was the highlight of the marching season for all who accompanied me across. Well done to everyone concerned, you are all a credit to the Order and the good folk in Ulster. "Faugh-A-Ballagh" GSTQ.
Well done to all in Sandyhills Olde Guard Flute Band for the 12th July 2012. It was an honour and privelige to have such a fantasic band to lead Garryowen LOL 221 on our first twelfth in Carrickfergus. Looking forward to next year. Thanks again for all to date.
Garryowen LOL 221
just like to say a thank you for the hospitality from the lodge and how enjoyable the parade was and see yous all again next year
new bannerette is fantastic,parading with garryowen on the 12th to carrickfergus was the highlight of the marching season for me,& the other brethern from calton 221
On behalf of the officers and members of the Jordan Memorial Accordion Band I would like to thank Garryowen LOL 221 for your invitation to lead the lodge today at their Annual Divine Service. It was an honour to parade with such a prestigous lodge and to hear the good comments from various lodge members was truely heart warming, We would also like to thank you all for thelovely plaque which was presented to the band at the end of the parade!
I hope we can parade together again in the not too distant future!
Jordan Memorial Accordion Band, Carrickfergus
a lovely banner and carried with pride the unfurling on the 10th of march a sad day for my family and the people of northern ireland who never forgot the murders of the three scottish soldiers at white brae ligoniel by ira cowards one of the lads was my cousin murdered on that 10th day of march 1971
wish your lodge every success for the future
we will never forget the fallen of the u.d.r lest.we.forget
Apologies lads for not making the Parade Sat 10th. Unfortunately it clashed with a meeting of the Newtownards Branch of the ABOD. Hope all went well for you.
Thanks Jim for your encouraging comments about our site which has proved to be a great & popular asset to our lodge.As forgetting Ballymena,nothing could be further from the truth as you will again have the chance to photograph us(with our new bannerette) at the St. Patricks Day Parade in the town as in previous years.Our Divine Service / Parade will also continue to be held in the town along with bits & bobs on the Twelfth.BTW our unfurling & parade is on 10th March in Ballyclare,you and the brethren of Galgorm Parks would be very welcome to join us on the day....info on the homepage
Congratulations on the best Orange website I have visited. Hoping to copy some of your ideas onto our own website www.galgormparks.com.
Best Wishes to all your members, and your travel to a new District. We hope you don't forget the town of the Lodge inception (Ballymena)
Galgorm Parks L.O.L.507
all the best for the future from my band airdrie argyle accordion band
I would like to wish all members a very merry christmas and a very happy new year to all
LETS REMEMBER WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT.
Congratulations on your excellent website - best wishes for the days ahead.
Congratulations on sucessfully completing your transfer of Districts good to read your not changing
halls or churches from ballymena . Keep up the good work you are doing all the best for the future from your friends in East belfast LOL 710
I would like to complement Garryowen LOL 221 on a find job in the design and ease of use of your web page. My Fathers fought the Fenian invasion of (Ontario) Canada, I have had family remark that they were 'militant" Orangemen, and were instrumental in establishing Orange Lodges in Ontario (South Dorchester). Our family hails from County Armagh, in Ulster. Well that is all, again great web page.
Calvin McMillen Wright
Fraternal greetings Brethren and comrades from myself WM, and Officers and brethren of Portadown Ex-Servicemen's LOL 608. Hope you all had agreat 12th. Congratulations on your excellent setup, keep up the good work.
Ah, where to start, from being stitched up the moment I got there, to the mooning barman at 3.30am after the 12th, I loved my time with both 221 Garryowen and Sandyhills FB, as with the Sandyhills I found it an honour and a privilege to once again parade with you all, and I have already made plans for next year as well. Onwards and Upwards.
Billy the honour was ours as Sandyhills FB are specialists in their style & music which cements their place within the elite bands category that hail from Scotland.We love having the band walk with us and may this continue for many a year...Sandyhills leave such an impression that you are regarded as our lodge band...................your 11th night bonfire display was awesome.....heres to 2012
Onced again i would like to thank the office bearers and members of garryowen lol221 for another brilliant 12th july.It was an absolute privilige and an honour to march with your lodge and the hospitality once again first class.We are already looking forward to next year and at present we have started preparations for next years 12th with your lodge.We hope to see you guys over in glasgow for our 12th celebrations next year and look forward to a night in our band hall.
Thanks Billy Murray Secretary Sandyhills fb
Hi all i thing your site is very good Davy221
Thank you WM Billy Woods for your kind comment it is always satisfying to receive positive feedback,hope you keep visiting as time goes on.Fraternal greetings to the Officers & Brethren at Springburn Ulster Defenders LOL49 from all at Garryowen LOL 221.
Cracking site,well done to all involved.
Frarenal greetings from all at - Springburn Ulster Defenders LOL 49
don't woorry to much about micheal this year he's going into church this time !!
Bro William thank you for visiting and leaving such positive comments as this means a lot coming from one who has generated the knowledge that you have throughout your years in the Institution.Fraternal greetings to your private lodge & District 61 and please visit us soon.
I have had a good look through your site and would like to congratulate you on a first class job, keep up the good work and may your Lodge go from strength to strength,
Bro William Rattray
Worthy District Master
District 61 Alloa
Dont worry he is coming scared of missing something lol
Michael, millers on the chill already and all flags have been locked away in a safe location unknown to you until you have departed for the East ..............tell coconut he is allowed in Ballymena so he can come this year as well.lol
Billy everytime you talk about our lodge you have the guys floating on cloud 9 because you have nothing but admiration for Garryowen and all that we stand for.You know that we have the same thoughts about Sandyhills FB so being together for many years seems to be a done deal.We look on Sandyhills as our lodge band as we have been told that we both compliment each other while on parade.As for walking with you in Glasgow,that would be the cream on the cake...who knows what lies around the corner mate.
Give our best wishes to all at Sandyhills FB..........
Well done lads great web site keep up the good work ps.tell the ex servicemens to stock up on the millers for the 19th
Thank for the comments good to be home going good. the web page is realy great well done to all concerned .
H derek great to see the site up and running cracking job mate looking forward to getting together with you guys again and we hope you visit the band hall when you are over mate.Last year our band was invited by you guys to parade with you on the twelfth in ballymena of the first time.All i can say is you left an everlasting memory for our band of how it should be done.The kind words and hospitality that you showed us was exceptional and we are both privilged and honoured to be associated with a lodge of your calibre.It was an absolute joy to walk behind your members and we hope it will continue for many years to come.All the best to your lodge for the coming year and roll on the 12th mate when we are back in Ballymena walking with your lodge.Maybe one year we might have you walking the streets of Glasgow behind our band that would be something.
Nice lay out of the website.
Looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
rab the site has been up & running since last week, a bit earlier than we had planned and everything is going really well. Thanks for visiting our site and your kind comments......we all at garryowen are looking forward to the return of the Sandyhills...........
Glad to see you back home smurf. Hope you have a speedy recovery so you can get back on the road again. Best wishes from everyone at Garryowen LOL 221.
Well done on getting your website up and running it is looking very smart indeed, as a bandsman it was a great pleasure to parade with your lodge last year and looking forward to parading with your lodge again this year.
medals earned true and hard jealousy gets you nowhere
great news young smurf, it'll not be long til you are out jogging................
you can spend your recouperation time dusting down your collarette & polishing that chestful of medals you got from the Boys Brigade lol
smurfs out o hospital and keeping well.
Thank you Dr Hume MBE for your endorsement of our lodge site,I'm sure the Officers and Brethren of Garryowen LOL 221 will be thrilled by your comments as Iam.
Excellent site, well presented!
great web site there really enjoyed reading the udr history best wishes from all at cragywarren flute band
its very encouraging to be credited with such remarks bh, and yes I hope to pay a visit to your band hall when I'm over in July,as Wilson has invited me as well.Best wishes to CBFB as they remain true friends of this lodge and we will always be indebted to them.
Great site lads, mind you I would expect nothing less from 'Garryowen'. All the best for the year ahead, you can't go wrong with 'Sandyhills', remember anybody in the area would be more than welcome in our hall.
A great web site and credit to the web master and his assistant, this i feel is only the start of better things to come for GARRYOWEN who are a progresive lodge who look to enhance not only the memory of the Ulster Defence Regiment but also the name of the Orange Order, WELL DONE.
Loving the site :D
Fraternal greetings to you Ian & LOL66,yes the St Patricks parade is an enjoyable one which we have attended the last 2 years and by all accounts this year will be even bigger with more bands expected to participate.We hope to have some pics of the day added to our gallery.
Have enjoyed walking in the St Patricks Parade with my associate Lodge in Ulster L.O.L 688 Cross of St Patrick, although will not be able to make it this year.
Gods richest blessings on all the members of 221
Ian Thompson HDGC (GOLE)
L.O.L 66 Star of Halewood Bishop J C Ryle Memorial Liverpool
thanks for the tip Davy,that was something we overlooked.
Love the Favicon
Bro John McCormick please pass on our best wishes to Brampton LOL5 from all at Garryowen and we appreciate your comments on our efforts.We will add your web address to our link page like you have done for us.Please visit again soon
Fraternal Greetings from the Officers & Members of LOL No' 5 Brampton, Ontario Canada.
Thank you for taking the time to sign our guestbook, your comments are very much appreciated and i've added your website to our links page which i might add is looking fantastic, well done to those who put it together.
All the best for 2011
Wor. Bro. J.McCormick
Great looking site guys, best wishes from all your friends in The Brits.
A fandango job on the website,congratulations LOL221on what is one of the best websites that I have seen.I've been through the whole site,even joined the forum & left comments.Can't wait to see your gallery page when you have it sorted.The music is outstanding with great bands to listen to,my favourites were Piper of Dundee,The Gail, the 1st one the pipes & drums played(can't remember the name) and all of the military marches.I'll be back as Arnie would say................. will visit regularly that's a promise.I will be looking out for your lodge when you parade in Carrickfergus.
Hi BJ hope the Sandyhills lads are practising away as the Twelfth isn't far away lol,really can't wait til then.
I will see you when I'm over for the Big Walk.
Keep 'er lit
brian from the sandyhills fb great to see you website up and running guys see you all in july. god save the queen
No probs, only thing your site is missing is a favicon so when you have been saved in favourites you get a small icon with the site name.
Davy thanks for the positive comments and likewise pass on our best wishes to all in N'Ards Ex-Servicemans LOL 1952.Your lodge have qualities & military connections like ourselves which we can relate to, for which we commend you.I love the photo gallery on your website,we will also be putting one up during the next few weeks & months.
Hi Garryowen LOL 221, fraternal greetings from Newtownards Ex-servicemen LOL 1952. Love your new site and yes I will certainly put a link from our own site to yours. Keep up the good work.
great work in setting up the web page, it looks and sound brill,
and can only add to our good name within the orange and other lodges who are like minded as ourselfs
Fantastic site. Its good to see the lodge growing, not only in numbers but also via other mediums. It is a credit to the webmaster and to the lodge. All the best for the furture Garryowen LOL 221. 'Faugh- A-Ballagh'
Thank you for your kind & encouraging words D.Mccafferty and yes the web master did indeed do a brilliant job as we believe it is one of the best sites within the OO on-line presently.There will be additional pages put on eg... Gallery, Links as the days & weeks go past, also our Home Page will be updated regularly so we hope you & every visitor will keep coming back to see whats fresh with Garryowen LOL221 & associated parties.Don't forget to sign up to our Forum where you can have discussions with like-minded Protestants.BTW mate you have won a Cuddly Toy for being the 1st guest to post ( NOT ).
Brilliant web site very informative and interesting a credit to the web master
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