Statement issued by the Chaplains’ Committee

The following statement was issued by the Chaplains’ Committee on behalf of the Royal Black Institution, and read from the platform at all six Last Saturday demonstrations (Ballymoney, Holywood, Garvagh, Dungannon, Ballygowan and Seskinore) on August 31, 2019.   The Royal Black Institution notes with much dismay, disappointment and great sadness the recent passing of...
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Royal Black Institution set for ‘Last Saturday’ parades

Upwards of 17,000 members of the Royal Black Institution will be on parade at six locations across Northern Ireland, for the traditional ‘Last Saturday’ demonstrations, held this year on August 31. Approximately 350 preceptories, most accompanied by bands, will take part in separate processions in Ballygowan, Ballymoney, Dungannon, Holywood, Garvagh and Seskinore. Sovereign Grand Master,...
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Important info: New address and telephone number

IGBC offices: We have moved from Brownlow House to new temporary premises in Loughgall Our new address is: IGBC 82 Main Street Loughgall Armagh BT61 8HZ Telephone : 028 3889 1362   Our media connections remain the same: Email:                Web:            Twitter: @RoyalBlack1797                Facebook:

Royal Black parade in Fermanagh hailed as ‘wonderful family day’

The Royal Black Institution in Fermanagh delivered a “wonderful family day out” with its annual parade on Saturday, August 3, according to the Loyal Order’s top official. Sovereign Grand Master William Anderson was speaking after approximately 30 preceptories, accompanied by as many bands, descended on the village of Brookeborough. Hosted this year by Brookeborough Victoria...
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Sir Knights set for Fermanagh parade

The annual County Fermanagh demonstration hosted by the Royal Black Institution will take place in Brookeborough early next month. Approximately 30 preceptories, accompanied by as many bands, will step out on Saturday, August 3 to commemorate the 1689 Battle of Newtownbutler. Sir Knights from three local districts will be joined by visiting members from the...
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