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Parades information and traffic advice for Twelfth in city

One of the new UK City of Culture collarettes worn by officers of the City of Londonderry Grand Orange Lodge on Friday. INLS2913-145KM

One of the new UK City of Culture collarettes worn by officers of the City of Londonderry Grand Orange Lodge on Friday. INLS2913-145KM

Details of the Twelfth of July parades in Londonderry have been published.

As usual, The Fountain is the gathering point for the city-based Lodges.

Brethren from Britannia LOL No 4 District Lodges and No 1 District Lodge, will gather at The Fountain at 8.15am, with a short parade moving off at 8.30am via Wapping Lane, Carlisle Road, Ferryquay Street, The Diamond and Bishop Street into Palace Lane and Society Street.

Will leave Society Street as part of the main parade to buses in May Street. Buses will leave at 10am for Limavady.

Following the demonstration, the Lodge and Districts will reform in May Street at approximately 6pm for the return parade. Only City Grand lodge officers No 1 and No 4 Districts will parade back to the Memorial Hall on the West Bank of the city. The remainder leave the parade at Union Street in the Waterside.

On a wider level the details are as follows: The City of Londonderry No 5 District Lodge will form up in Bonds Street from 8am. The parade from Bonds Street will move off at 8.30am. The parade will make its way to join with the Officers of the City of Londonderry Grand Orange Lodge, the City of Londonderry No 1 District Lodge and the City of Londonderry No 4 District Lodge at Bishop Street. The parade route will be Bonds Street, Glendermott Road, Clooney Terrace, Spencer Road, Craigavon Bridge, Carlisle Road, Ferryquay Street, The Diamond and Bishop Street.

Upon the arrival of the City of Londonderry No 5 District Lodge in Bishop Street, the parade will reform under the directions of the Chief Marshall and make its way to May Street, using the same route in reverse, for onwards travel to Limavady. The parade will leave from Society/Bishop Street, lead by the Officers of the City of Londonderry Grand Orange Lodge, followed by the City of Londonderry No 5 District Lodge, the City of Londonderry No 1 District Lodge and finally the City of Londonderry No 4 District Lodge.

While in Limavady, the order of Districts within the City of Londonderry Grand Orange Lodge will be: 5, 1 2, 3 and 4.

At the conclusion of the events in Limavady and upon our return to the Waterside in the evening, the usual parades will take place in Londonderry.

The Officers of the City of Londonderry Grand Orange Lodge will form up in May Street, followed by the City of Londonderry No 1 District Lodge and the City of Londonderry No 4 District Lodge. Glenn True Blues (Curryfree) LOL1060 will join with LOL1087 for this part of the day.

The City of Londonderry No 5 District Lodge will fall in behind No 4 District Lodge.

The Officers of the City of Londonderry Grand Orange Lodge, followed by the City of Londonderry No 1 District Lodge, LOL1060 and the City of Londonderry No 4 District will then parade to Society Street for Dispersal via Bonds Street, Glendermott Road, Clooney Terrace, Spencer Road, Craigavon Bridge, Carlisle Road, Ferryquay Street, The Diamond, Bishop Street and Palace Street.

The remainder of the City of Londonderry No 5 District Lodge will parade from May Street; via Bonds Street, Glendermott Road, Cloooney Terrace, Carlin Terrace, Glendermott Road before returning to Bonds Street for Dispersal.

Cumber Claudy No 2 District Lodge will have their own arrangements in place for their usual morning and evening parades in Claudy village.

Raphoe No 3 District Lodge will travel directly from their own areas both to and from the main Limavady parade.

Meanwhile, the PSNI in the Foyle area say that motorists in Londonderry may face some inconvenience during parades in the city on Saturday.

“Parades will take place prior to the departure of bands and lodges to the Orange Order County Demonstration in Limavady and upon their return,” a spokesman said.

He confirmed that the city lodges would parade between Clooney Terrace and Bishop Street between 8.30am and 9.30am and on their return from Limavady, there would be a similar parade between about 6pm and 7pm.

“The parade should take no longer than five minutes to pass any given point,” he said.

 

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