Our Lodges

Ulster's Chosen Few
LOL 111

Apprentice Boys
LOL 128

Rising Sons of William
LOL 240

Temple of Loyalty
LOL 481

Boyne
LOL 1054

Greenwell Street
LOL 1363

Volunteers
LOL 1501

Mill Street Heroes
LOL 1908

Scarlet Crown
LOL 1919

Loughries True Blues
LOL 1948

Ex-Servicemen's
LOL 1952

King George VI Memorial
LOL 1973

Junior Boys
LOL 131

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NEWTOWNARDS DISTRICT AT SLIEVE DONARD
A band of 18 Orangemen and friends made a successful assault on Slieve Donard on Saturday 5th October to raise funds for Cancer Research UK... [read more]

SUPPORTING HELP FOR HEROES
Neil Somerville from the Help For Heroes charity was the special guest at the 2011 Installation dinner of Newtownards District and he was delighted to receive the District's donation of 3300...
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TWELFTH 2010 IN NEWTOWNARDS
Newtownards basked in sunshine as thousands of participants and spectators brought the colour of The Twelfth back to the town on Monday past.
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THE NEWTOWNARDS DISTRICT CHOIR
The annual Newtownards District Carol Service was initiated by the District Master, the late Wor. Bro. Billy McIlroy, following the District Gospel Mission which marked the Millennium year 2000... [read more]

TWELFTH 2009 IN BANGOR
The sun shone on marchers on Monday 13th July as Orangemen and women and bands made their way through the streets of Bangor to mark the 319th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne... [read more]

TWELFTH 2008 IN PORTAVOGIE
Several thousand spectators packed the streets of the fishing village of Portavogie to see the North Down Twelfth parade mark the 318th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne...
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NEWTOWNARDS HOSTS LECTURERS' CONFERENCE
Lecturers from across 19 District Lodges took up invitations to attend the conference and see the Orange & Purple degrees performed by the Newtownards District Lecturer and his team...
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TWELFTH 2007 IN HOLYWOOD
Orangemen and women, band members, spectators and traders combined to make up several thousand participants in Holywood for 12th July celebrations involving the Down Districts of Newtownards, Bangor, Holywood and Upper Ards...
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THE BEGINNINGS OF ORANGEISM IN NORTH DOWN
The earliest centre of Orangeism in North Down was Newtownards, where LOL 481 was formed in 1797, some two years after the birth of the modern Orange Order... [read more]

PAST DISTRICT MASTERS' PORTRAIT UNVEILING
The brethren of Newtownards District gathered in the last week of March to honour three of it's most respected Past District Masters... [read more]

TOTAL ABSTAINERS LOL 991
The site page of LOL 991, who ceased to operated in July 2006, after 111 years...
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THE 2006 TWELFTH IN BANGOR
Over one hundred Lodges and their bands paraded before thousands of spectators in Bangor this 12th of July to mark the 316th anniversary of the victory by William of Orange at the Battle of the Boyne...
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RECENT CHARITABLE DONATIONS
Photographs taken following recent donations made to charitable organisations...
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APPRENTICE BOYS CELEBRATE CENTENARY
The Newtownards branch of the Apprentice Boys of Derry Club celebrates its centenary year in 2005... [read more]

THE NEWTOWNARDS TWELFTH - 2005
Photos from the 315th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne, the North Down demonstration in Newtownards... [read more]

'IT'S NOT JUST A 12TH OF JULY THING'
Most people fail to appreciate that Orange Lodges are active twelve months of the year, and that one of the principle functions of their all year round activity is fundraising for charities... [read more]

APPRENTICE BOYS ON PARADE IN NEWTOWNARDS
2005 sees the coming together of the three loyal orders on parade in Newtownards. The summer will see the town play host to Orangemen on the 12th of July, before the brethren of the Royal Black Institution hold their parade on the last Saturday in August. However the Apprentice Boys of Derry clubs got the marching season going by parading Newtownards on Easter Monday... [read more]

MEMORABILIA DISPLAY
A display of old artifacts belonging to the loyal orders in Ards went on display in Newtownards Orange Hall in July 2004...
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THE TWELFTH IN  DONAGHADEE, 2004
Photos of Newtownards Lodges and bands on parade on 12th July 2004... [read more]

THE TWELFTH 2003 - HOLYWOOD
A look at the Twelfth Day parade in Holywood celebrating the 313th anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne in pictures...
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JOHNSTON, GRAND LODGE and the PARTY PROCESSIONS CONTROVERSY
The story of one man's opposition to the Party Processions Act of 1850, which placed a ban on all organised parades, which culminated in a massive demonstration from Newtownards to Bangor in 1867 and resulted in Johnston's imprisonment...
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THE LAMBEG DRUM
An extensive look at the history and origins of the famous Lambeg Drum, which has long been associated with Orange marches and continues to be carried in Newtownards to this day...
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A RAY OF HOPE
An article on Newtownards District's continued sponsorship of children at Asha Kiran Special School in Bangalore, India who have benefited immensely because of the funding we provide...
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NEWTOWNARDS ORANGE HEROES OF WORLD WAR I
A look at the contribution made by Orangemen from Newtownards lodges during the Great War of the early twentieth century, listing individuals and footnotes on their service...
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NEWTOWNARDS LENDS SUPPORT TO DRUMCREE
Words and pictures recalling a visit by members of Newtownards District to 'the hill' at Drumcree on Sunday February 9 when the District again displayed its support for the Portadown brethren...
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THE TWELFTH 2002 - NEWTOWNARDS
A look back at 'The Twelfth' in Newtownards, 2002 in pictures...
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LODGE PICTURES FROM THE PAST
A collection of lodge group photos from the past, dating back to 1897...
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RECENT DISTRICT PHOTOS
A small collection of photograph from recent District events...
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