© Newtownards District No.4

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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

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District Master’s Twelfth address to members

As we look towards a 12th July without our traditional parades, our District Master, Wor. Bro. Mark McDonald has delivered a message to all of our members and supporters… read more

Banner Series - LOL 1948

Our look at the banner carried by lodges in the District turns now to Loughries True Blues LOL 1948. This lodge was formed 1869 in the Loughries area of Newtownards… read more

Banner Series - LOL 1919

Scarlet Crown LOL 1919 are the focus of part six of our series on banners carried in our District.

The lodge have a relatively new banner, unfurling it in 2014 in a ceremony in Mary Street Orange Hall… read more

Banner Series - LOL 1952

Looking further at the banners carried by the lodges in our District , we turn to LOL 1952. The Ex-Servicemen's lodge were formed in 1948 by members of the armed forces returning from the Second World War… read more