Thousands celebrate as annual Orange Order Parade takes place in Rossnowlagh

first_imgThousands of people have attended the Orange Order’s annual parade in the village of Rossnowlagh on Saturday. The Donegal march took place six days before the traditional date for Orange marches; the 12th of July.The only Orange Order parade to take place in the Republic of Ireland, the Rossnowlagh Twelfth march has taken place there annually since 1978. Members from both Northern Ireland and the Republic took part in the march, which is traditionally held a few days before the main Twelfth of July events.About 50 lodges from counties Cavan, Leitrim and Monaghan, as well as the host county of Donegal were on parade.Orange Order marches commemorate the 1690 Battle of the Boyne.The battle marked a decisive defeat for the last Catholic monarch of England and Ireland, James II, by his Protestant son-in-law, William III. Most of the Orange Order’s main Twelfth of July venues are in Northern Ireland but Rossnowlagh is a few miles over the Irish border on the Donegal coast.Thousands celebrate as annual Orange Order Parade takes place in Rossnowlagh was last modified: July 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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