Battle of the Boyne site

Dear Sir, The Editorial (B.T. 15 December) on the Orange Order strikes the right note which should be endorsed by all true Orangeman, who adhere to the core values of the orange tradition. However may I point out for clarification that the ‘development of the Battle of the Boyne site’ was not a direct result of the recent opening up

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Drumcree: 10th Anniversary

Drumcree confirmed ‘bowler-hatted bigots’ stereotype Rite and Reason Next Sunday sees the 10th anniversary of the first Drumcree.  The Rev Brian Kennaway reflects on the impact of all Drumcrees since A Google search on ‘Drumcree’ reveals that there has been an enormous amount written over the last decade on this seemingly intractable problem.  After a decade of “Drumcree Sundays”, and

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UUP and the Orange Order

Clearing up the confusion There would appear to be some confusion in the mind of many as to the present and past relationship between the Orange Order and the Ulster Unionist Party. That confusion would even appear to extend to the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland membership, as evidenced in some of the recent statements of David McNarry (Newsletter 11

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GOLI – UUC Relations

GOLI – UUC Relations There would appear to be some confusion in the mind of many as to the present and past relationship between the Orange Order and the Ulster Unionist Party.  That confusion would even appear to extend to the membership of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, as evidenced in some of the recent statements of David McNarry

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David Trimble

Belfast Telegraph 11th May 2005 Dear Sir, I read with interest the article by Maurice Hays (BT 10th May) under the heading “History will be kinder to Trimble that his Contemporaries”. While I have much sympathy for the sentiments expressed by Maurice Hays, he appears to assume that in the future people will be more seriously interested in history than

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Letters on GOLI & UUP Relations

Belfast News Letter Letters 21st July 2007 Dear Sir, I read with interest the article in today’s Newsletter which is misleading both in terms of the headline and the content. May I respectively point out that the headline ‘Orangemen praised for breaking UUP link’ is incorrect as it is not within the competence of Bangor District Lodge, so to do.

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Back to Basics

The Orange Order: Go Forward by Going Back Rev. Brian Kennaway • 10 November 2004 The recent article by Dr. John Coulter (The Blanket 4 November 2004) on the Orange Order was both challenging and incisive. While I appreciate what John was attempting to get us to think through, that the Orange Order needs to change in such a fast

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