The Orange Order - a Protestant fraternity formed to commemorate William of Orange's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.

The Orange Order - a Protestant fraternity formed to commemorate William of Orange's victory at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.

Loyal Orange Institution-- more commonly known as the Orange Order, is a Protestant fraternal organisation based primarily in Northern Ireland. It also has a significant presence in the Scottish Lowlands and lodges throughout the Commonwealth and United States. The Orange Order was founded in County Armagh in 1795, during a period of Protestant-Catholic sectarian conflict, as a Masonic-style brotherhood sworn to maintain the Protestant Ascendancy.

Loyal Orange Institution-- more commonly known as the Orange Order, is a Protestant fraternal organisation based primarily in Northern Ireland. It also has a significant presence in the Scottish Lowlands and lodges throughout the Commonwealth and United States. The Orange Order was founded in County Armagh in 1795, during a period of Protestant-Catholic sectarian conflict, as a Masonic-style brotherhood sworn to maintain the Protestant Ascendancy.

It seems that some of my ancestors (and possibly my partner's) were members of this organization.

It seems that some of my ancestors (and possibly my partner's) were members of this organization.

Gay people to be stoned? Compulsory church on  Sunday? The army to be sent into the Republic and the country taken over for the Queen,Orange order, Rangers and a Protestant Jesus?  OK… maybe not quite that bad!

And so it begins…

Gay people to be stoned? Compulsory church on Sunday? The army to be sent into the Republic and the country taken over for the Queen,Orange order, Rangers and a Protestant Jesus? OK… maybe not quite that bad!

The Duke of Cambridge meets the Grand Secretary of the Orange Order Reverend Mervyn Gibon following a ceremony at the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Messines

Prince William marks centenary of Battle of Messines Ridge

The Duke of Cambridge meets the Grand Secretary of the Orange Order Reverend Mervyn Gibon following a ceremony at the Island of Ireland Peace Park in Messines

Orange Order asks DUP to put Drumcree march on wishlist in May talks  Portadown lodge wants party to exploit its newfound influence with call for ban on parade down Garvaghy Road to be lifted

Orange Order asks DUP to put Drumcree march on wishlist in May talks

Orange Order asks DUP to put Drumcree march on wishlist in May talks Portadown lodge wants party to exploit its newfound influence with call for ban on parade down Garvaghy Road to be lifted

Custom Order Original Wall Art    Festive Orange    This framed Mardi Gras bead orange flower is a vibrant colorful piece that will show off your

Custom Order Original Wall Art Festive Orange This framed Mardi Gras bead orange flower is a vibrant colorful piece that will show off your

rainbow to use for mosaic colored tiles.  Cut up orange, red, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet paper into small squares and glue in that order on each arch.

rainbow to use for mosaic colored tiles. Cut up orange, red, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet paper into small squares and glue in that order on each arch.

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