Belfast’s main Twelfth of July parade route will continue along its usual 10-mile walk this year.

This year’s march will leave Belfast Orange Hall, at Carlisle Circus, from 10am.

A wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the grounds of the City Hall shortly before 10.30am and the parade will then proceed via Donegall Square West, Bedford Street, Dublin Road, Shaftsbury Square, Bradbury Place, Lisburn Road, Balmoral Avenue and Malone Road to the field at Barnett’s Demesne.

The return parade is due to leave the field and proceed towards the city centre at 3.30pm.

Killylea, Co Armagh

Billed as the largest Orange gathering in the world on the day, there is expected to be around 40,000 spectators at the Co Armagh demonstration in Killylea.

Eleven District Lodges, 150 private lodges and almost 5,000 brethren will be on parade. Almost 70 bands will accompany the lodges.

The main parade will commence at approximately 10.15am.

Ballymena, Co Antrim

Ballymena is the only town in Northern Ireland that has a Twelfth demonstration every year.

Twenty-seven lodges and 15 bands will take part in the celebrations.

The parade will proceed from the field at 12.30pm it will proceed to the demonstration field and is expected to finish around 2.30pm. The return parade will leave the field at 4.30pm.

Carrickfergus, Co Antrim

The parade in Carrickfergus will include 60 lodges and around 40 bands with numerous Lambeg drummers, who will accompany up to 2,000 GOLI members.

Ahead of the main parade, the host district and bands will leave the King William III Memorial Orange Hall at 10am to the assembly point before the march begins at 11am.

The main parade will be led by Whitehead Temperance LOL 968.

The parade will leave the field at 4pm.

Cloughmills, Co Antrim

Forty-three lodges will be on parade in Cloughmills, accompanied by 29 bands.

The main parade will get underway at 1pm taking a route from the assembly field at Drumadoon Road, along Main Street to the demonstration field on Ballycreagh Road.

The parade will be led by Duneaney LOL 1025, accompanied by Duneaney Accordion Band.

The return parade will get underway at 4pm.

Ahoghill, Co Antrim

Sixteen lodges will take part in Ahoghill parade, along with nine bands.

The main parade will move off at 12.30pm from Killane Road to the demonstration field at the Ahoghill Community Centre.

The Lambeg Drumming Tattoo will follow the platform and involve all the lambeg drums and fifes that were on parade.

The return parade will get underway at 3.50pm.

Broughshane, Co Antrim

The Braid Twelfth of July will be held in Broughshane for the second year in a row and are being hosted by Buckna LOL 489.

The parade, which will feature two sets of lambeg drums and nine bands, will start at 12pm. Speakers on the day will include Bro Tom Elliott UUP MLA.

The parade will make its return at 4pm.

Gilford, Co Down

The village of Gilford will host one of the larger gatherings on the Twelfth of July.

It is anticipated that there will be around 10,000 attendees on the day to watch over 60 lodges and bands from south west Down.

Leading the parade will be Gilford District LOL No 13, accompanied by Blackskull Orange and Blue Flute band.

The parade will begin at 12pm and will return at 4pm.

Newtownards, Co Down

More than 40 lodges and 30 bands will be on parade in Newtownards, with a selection of flute, accordion and pipe bands taking part.

The main parade will commence at 1pm and will consist of over 30 bands and 1,000 Orangemen and women.

The return parade will commence at 4.30pm.

Ballynahinch, Co Down

It is anticipated more than 1,000 brethren from 60 lodges will take part in the Ballynahinch Twelfth parade, accompanied by around 40 bands.

The main parade will leave from the Belfast Road at 12pm and will pause briefly at the arch to cover the road with water from the Boyne River.

The return parade will leave the demonstration field at 4pm.

Annalong, Co Down

The Co Down seaside village of Annalong will host the Twelfth demonstration for the first time since 2017.

As is tradition, Kilkeel lodges will walk the five-mile route to Annalong.

They will meet their fellow brethren at the Grove Road, before the district parades through Annalong to the demonstration field.

The district will start their homeward parade at 3.30pm.

The Kilkeel and country lodges will return to the town where they will parade before finishing at the Orange hall.

Irvinestown, Co Fermanagh

As well as local lodges in the district, Irvinestown will also host visiting lodges from the Republic of Ireland, representing Donegal, Leitrim, Cavan and Monaghan and their bands.

Tempo District LOL No 16, accompanied by Tempo Silver Band, will lead the parade as it begins at 12pm.

The return parade will get underway at 3pm, finishing at approximately 4.30pm.


The City of Londonderry Grand Orange Lodge will welcome eight districts made up of 57 private lodges and 36 bands.

The main parade will depart from Glendermott Road at 11.30am.

Representatives from the Grand Orange Lodge of Scotland, the Ladies Association of Scotland, the Grand Orange Lodge of Canada and the Grand Orange Lodge of Australia will all take part.

The return parade will depart from Wilton Park at 3.45pm.

Moneymore, Co Londonderry

Almost 50 bands and lodges are due to take part in the Moneymore parade.

All District Lodges will assemble on the Desertmartin Road from 10.30am in a field opposite the junction with the Tulnagee Road and will move to the demonstration field on the Moneyhaw Road.

Benburb, Co Tyrone

Seven districts from the Mid Ulster/south Tyrone area will parade with 65 lodges and approximately 45 bands.

The main parade will get underway at 12.30pm, leaving the assembly field at Drumgoose Road.

The return parade will begin at approximately 3.35pm.

Newtownstewart, Co Tyrone

A total of 58 lodges and around 40 accompanying bands will participate in the Newtownstewart parade.

The main parade will start at 12.30pm and the return leg will commence at 4pm.

LOL 850 from Omagh District will be celebrating its 200th anniversary years old, while both the Omagh District Junior Boys Lodge and the Castlederg ‘Sisters of Elizabeth’ Junior Girls Lodge will be out on parade for their very first Twelfth.

Ballygawley, Co Tyrone

The Clogher Valley demonstration will be hosted this year by Annahoe District LOL No 6.

Twenty-two lodges and bands from Fivemiletown and Annahoe Districts will begin the parade at 12.30pm.

There will be a representation of Brethren from Co Monaghan, particularly from Truagh District, with a number of ladies from the WLOL will be on parade.

Derriaghy, Co Antrim

The South Antrim Combine Twelfth celebrations will be hosted by Derriaghy District LOL No 11 in Derriaghy and Dunmurry.

Upwards of 2,000 Orangemen and women, accompanied by around 20 bands will take part.

The main parade will get underway at 11.30am with the return parade beginning at 4pm.