Scarva set for clash of Kings

Swords have been drawn ahead of this year’s Sham Fight – with Scarva set to host another clash of the kings next month. Tens of thousands are anticipated to converge on the idyllic Co Down village on July 13 for what has become one of the most colourful and enjoyable events in Northern Ireland’s cultural...
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Loyal Orders say it with flowers

It was blooming in Armagh City at the weekend. Co Armagh Grand Orange Lodge and Co Armagh Grand Black Chapter jointly hosted a flower festival to mark this month’s 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and the legacy of Martin Luther. The event at Armagh Orange hall, which ran from Friday until Sunday, showcased a...
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Last Saturday demonstrations in six venues

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 26. Approximately 350 preceptories, most accompanied by bands, will take part in processions in Comber, Antrim, Castledawson, Lisburn, Omagh and Aughnacloy. Sovereign Grand Master Millar...
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