The relief of ‘Boycott’

December 21, 2015 0

Just a few short months ago a County Tyrone family began to make enquiries about a long held family heirloom recently re-discovered. The item in …….

County Longford Orangeism

November 2, 2015 0

After its formation after the ‘Battle of the Diamond’ in County Armagh in 1795, Orangeism spread rapidly over Ireland. Via the conduit of Yeomanry troops, …….

County Mayo’s Orange heritage

September 23, 2015 0

In its 3rd August 1968 edition, Connacht newspaper The Western People included an inch and a half column that many readers probably never even noticed. It …….

A Sligo Orange Hall

August 25, 2015 0

One of the first county’s to establish a County Grand Lodge, even as late as 1884 there were still a reported 400 active Orangemen in …….

New Leitrim Great War book launched

August 19, 2015 0

Attitudes to the Great War have changed dramatically in Irish Nationalist communities during the past decade, with the transformation in opinion particularly striking across the …….

Tandragee Ulster Volunteers

August 3, 2015 0

Tandragee town and the surrounding areas in the 16th and 17th centuries were the stronghold of the O’Hanlon clan. Its ancient history is largely lost …….

Bann Valley Volunteers

July 28, 2015 0

Upon the advent of the first Home Rule Bill in 1886, Irish Unionism in partnership with the Orange Order canvassed Orange Lodges across the entirety …….

The Cavan Volunteer Force

July 3, 2015 0

Like many other areas of Ireland, the English Crown Plantations of the 16th and 17th centuries would come to define the demographics and political battles …….

Donegal’s Ulster Volunteers

June 27, 2015 2

The story of pre-war Donegal is unsurprisingly entwined around the Home Rule debate. At the turn of the 20th Century the County’s population was a …….

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