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District LOL No.4 is the governing body of 12 Orange lodges in one of County Down’s principal towns, Newtownards. Orangeism has existed in the area since the late 18th century and locally our culture continues to be respected and celebrated

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Somme Sacrifices

As we mark the 104th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in 2020, we remember those local brethren who served with distinction for King and country… read more

Banner Series - LOL 111

Our examination of banners carried by the local Newtownards lodges continues with the focus on Ulster’s Chosen Few LOL 111.

This lodge was formed in the early 1850s and for a period belonged to District No.11… read more

Banner Series - LOL 1363

Part five of our local banners series turns to look at Greenwell Street LOL 1363.

This lodge can be traced back to the 1830s and at one time met in a private house in the street it takes its name from… read more

Latest Grand Lodge statement

The District notes the latest statement from the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, in relation to the continuing suspension of parades, including the planned NI Centenary parade… read more