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Glenavy

The South Antrim village of Glenavy will play host to a Twelfth parade for the first time since 2005.

Seven districts will take part – Glenavy, Magheragall, Hillsborough, Derriaghy, Ballinderry, Aghalee and Lisburn. Almost 70 lodges, accompanied by 23 bands will leave the assembly field at 11.30am and make their way though the village to the demonstration field on the Ballyminymore Road.

Visiting brethren will include members of the Brother Archibald McKane Memorial LOL 51 from Bellshill in North Lanarkshire as well as 4 visiting Scottish bands and one band from County Donegal.

The parade route passes Glenavy Parish Church where, in 1690, Sir John Lanier and a detachment of Williamite troops were encamped before making their way south to the Boyne. In appreciation for the kindness shown to his soldiers, (The Queen’s Regiment of Horse) Lanier presented the church with a set of communion silver.

Platform proceedings will commence at 2.00pm under the chairmanship of District Master Kenneth Harbinson. The principal speaker will be the District Chaplain, Rev. Nick Cooper. The return parade will leave the field at 4.00pm