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The Twelfth 2016 – Routes, Times and Traffic Info

 The annual parade in Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal takes place on Saturday July 9.
Cathal McGuigan

Eighteen demonstrations are to be held across the north on Tuesday July 12, following the parade in Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal on Saturday July 9.              

Motorists are advised to leave additional times for their journeys and expect delays in these areas.

Belfast

Orangemen and women representing a total of nine districts – accompanied by around 60 bands – will walk a six-mile route in Belfast.

The parade will begin at 10am as County Grand Lodge officers and the Millar Memorial Flute Band leave Belfast Orange Hall at Carisle Circus.

They will lead the parade as it progresses along Clifton Street, Donegall Street, Royal Avenue, Castle Junction and Donegall Place to Belfast City Hall.

A wreath laying ceremony will then take place at the Cenotaph at city Hall.

At around 10.40am, Orangemen accompanied by approximately 60 bands will proceed via Donegall Square West, Bedford Street, Dublin Road, Shaftesbury Square, Bradbury Place, Lisburn Road, Balmoral Avenue and Malone Road to the demonstration field at Barnett Demesne.

Platform proceedings are expected to begin at 2.45pm. The parade is due to leave the field and proceed towards Belfast city centre at 4.15pm.

 

Co Antrim

 

Ahoghill

The Ahoghill parade will feature 16 lodges accompanied by nine bands.

The main parade is due to commence from the Galgorm Road (main Ballymena line)/ Killane Road junction at 12.30pm, and then proceed towards the village centre via the Portglenone line, Glebe Road, Church Street, through the Diamond area to the Village Playing Fields on the Cullybackey Road.

 

Ballycastle

More than 40 lodges and around 30 bands are to take part in the Ballycastle parade.

The bands and Orangemen will assemble at the Ramoan Playing Fields before the parade commences at 1pm.

The outward route will proceed via Ramoan Road, Church Road, Coleraine Road, Castle Street, The Diamond, Ann Street, Rathlin Road, Strandview Road, North Street, Quay Road to Quay Road Playing Fields for a religious service.

 

Ballymena

Thirty lodges and 15 bands are expected to take part in the Ballymena parade.

The bands and Orangemen will assemble at Wakehurst Road at 12.30pm and proceed through the town via Queens Street, Harryville Bridge, Waveney Road, Galgorm Road, Pentagon, Lower Mill Street, Ballymoney Street and Thomas Street to the People’s Park on the Doury Road.

 

Glenarm

A total of 11 lodges will be accompanied by eight bands in Glenarm.

The main parade, commencing at 12 noon, will proceed through the village from the assembly point on the Coast Road via Mark Street, The Vennel, Coast Road and Ballymena Road to the field at Straitkeilly Road.

 

Lisburn

More than 70 lodges will participate in the Lisburn parade as well as around 50 bands.

The event is scheduled to get underway at 11.30am, with the parade commencing from the assembly point of Wallace Park. It will then proceed through the city via Magheralave Road, Railway Street, Market Square, Market Street, Smithfield Street, Market Place, Governors Road, Thiepval Road, Prince William Road and Knockmore Road to the demonstration point at Ballymacross Playing Fields.

The return parade is due to leave Ballymacross at 4.15pm, heading back towards the city.

 

Randalstown

The Randalstown parade is to feature around 70 lodges and 50 marching bands. 

The main parade will leave Shane Street at 11am and proceed through the town on its way to Dunmore Park.

As well as the venue for a religious service following the main procession, part of the Shane’s Castle estate will also feature a special World War One exhibition on the day.

The return parade is due to commence at 4pm.

 

Co Armagh

 

Portadown

Eleven district lodges, 154 private lodges and around 80 bands are to take part in the north's largest Twelfth demonstration.

The Armagh demonstration usually attracts upwards of 15,000 spectators.

The parade is to begin at Carleton Street Orange Hall at 9.15am, before proceeding to the War Memorial in the centre of the town for a short memorial service. From there, the District will parade to Edenderry, to await the arrival of the first of the visiting Districts. 

The main parade will commence at 10.15am, and proceed through the town centre via Bridge Street, High Street, Market Street and Church Street to the demonstration field on the Armagh Road.

Portadown District will be followed by Richhill, Killylea, Loughgall, Lurgan, Newtownhamilton and Markethill Districts; the remainder of the Districts will parade as they arrive, and by 12.45pm, all Districts should be in the demonstration field.   

Following a religious service and platform proceedings, the return parade is scheduled to leave the demonstration field at 3pm

 

Co Derry

 

Castledawson

Large crowds are expected to converge in Castledawson as eight districts and up to 50 bands parade.

The main parade will move off from the Hill Road at 12 noon, proceeding across the River Moyola and through the village to the demonstration field on the Magherafelt Road.

Platform proceedings are then due to get underway at 2pm.

 

Limavady

Around 3000 Orangemen representing around 60 lodges, as well as over 50 bands, are to take part in the Limavady parade. 

The main procession will commence at 12 noon from Church Street and will move through the town centre via Ballyclose Street, Main Street, Linenhall Street, Catherine Street, Roemill Road, William Street, Protestant Street, Catherine Street, Irish Green Street and Roemill Gardens to the Limavady Orange field.

At the field, platform proceedings will commence at 2pm and the return parade is due to commence at 3.45pm.

 

Co Donegal

 

Rossnowlagh – Saturday July 9

Fifty lodges are to take part in the annual parade in Co Donegal.

The parade is to begin close to St. John's Parish Church at 12.30pm.

The parade then goes to the demonstration field for a religious service at 3pm. 

 

Co Down

 

Comber

Almost 70 lodges and 40 bands will take part in the Twelfth in Comber.

The main parade will commence at 12.30pm from Park Way Playing Fields and will proceed through the town via Park Way, Killinchy Street, The Square, High Street, Braeside, Ballygowan Road, Railway Street, Orange Hall Lane, Brownlow Street, Glen Road, Mill Street, Castle Street (left at SuperValu to) Bridge Street Link, Bridge Street, The Square, Killinchy Street and Park Way before returning to the Playing Fields for a religious service.

The return parade is due to commence at 4.15pm.

 

Donaghadee

Thousands of people and more than 50 lodges are expected to attend the Twelfth in Donaghadee.

The main parade will move off at 12 noon and proceed via Warren Road, Shore Street, The Parade, Manor Street and Millisle Road, to the demonstration field at the Commons.

 

Dromore

Approximately 100 lodges and up to 80 bands are expected to take part in the Twelfth in Dromore, with as many as 20,000 people expected to attend.

The main parade will leave Ballymacormick Road at 12 noon and parade through the town centre to the demonstration field, located on the Lurgan Road.

The return parade is due to commence at 3.45pm.

 

Kilkeel

Around 1000 Orangemen from 14 lodges are expected to take part in the Kilkeel parade.

 

Kilkeel lodges will leave Kilkeel Orange hall at 9.30am and walk several miles to the Council Road on the outskirts of the town.

There they will be joined by more lodges and bands, before the entire district parades through the town, via Newcastle Road, Newcastle Street and Greencastle Road, to the demonstration field at Manse Road.

Following refreshments, the platform proceedings are due to commence at 2.30pm. The return parade will get underway at 4pm.

 

Co Fermanagh

 

Maguiresbridge

The County Fermanagh Twelfth will be held in the village of Maguiresbridge, with around 90 lodges and 70 bands expected to parade.

 

Lodges and bands will move off at 12.30pm from the assembly point at Killyshambley on the Tempo Road before proceeding through the village to the demonstration field on the Lisnaskea Road.

The platform proceedings and religious service will commence at 2.30pm. 

 

Co Tyrone

 

Aughnacloy

Twenty five lodges from two districts will be on parade at this year’s Clogher Valley Twelfth in Aughnacloy.

Lodges and bands will assemble on the Caledon Road with the main parade moving off at 12.30pm. It will proceed along Moore Street to the finger post at Augher Road, before returning via Moore Street to the demonstration field at Aughnacloy College.

 

Coagh

Upwards of 70 lodges will be on parade, representing seven districts, accompanied by over 50 bands are expected in the Coagh parade.

Organisers anticipate as many as 10,000 spectators will line the parade route.

The main procession will set off at 12.30pm from the assembly field on the Ruskey Road, before proceeding down Tamlaght Hill, Coagh Bridge and through the village to the demonstration field on the Drumconvis Road.

 

Newtownstewart

Over 5,000 Orangemen and women representing six districts will be on parade in Newtownstewart.

The main parade will move off at 12.30pm from the assembly field on the Strabane Road and proceed along Millbrook Lane, Mourne Park, Oldcastle Road, Dublin Street, Main Street, Castle Brae, Douglas Road via The Old Bridge, Castle Brae via Abercorn Bridge to the demonstration field at Miller’s Holm.

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