Alabama OO Marches in N Irish 12th Parade

Posted By: July 12, 2005

Alabama Orange Order Marches in Northern Ireland
Orange Twelfth parades under way

BBC. Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Nineteen Orange rallies are being held across
Northern Ireland

Orangemen from the US are among thousands of
marchers taking part in the annual Twelfth of
July celebrations in Northern Ireland.

The lodge from Alabama has travelled to
Tobermore, County Londonderry, where one of 19
rallies is being held.

Orangemen have been marching on Londonderry’s
west bank for the first time in 13 years after a
deal with the Bogside Residents’ Group was

One minute’s silence is being held at parades for
the London bomb victims.

A spokesman for the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland
said: “Inevitably, the events of last week have
cast a shadow over our celebrations.

“The people of Northern Ireland have more
experience than most of the effects of terrorism
in recent years, and the thoughts of many
parading tomorrow will be focused on the
relatives of those who lost their lives in the

“The greatest tribute we can pay those who died
is to carry on with our democratic traditions and
to ensure that the Twelfth passes off

The Independent Orange Order plans to hold a
demonstration in Portglenone, County Antrim, with
a religious service conducted by North Antrim MP,
Ian Paisley.

Father Sean Mc Manus
Irish National Caucus
P.O. Box 15128
Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C. 20003-0849