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Reflections on Orange Day

As the Orange Day celebrations passed off without much incident in the North of Ireland, an unprecedented event happened “in Connaught” as …

A Land Worth Fighting For

This is a land worth fighting for” William of Orange – attrib. “I fought to liberate the Protestants, not oppress the Catholics” …

Toasting Two Kings

I was at the Aughrim Horse Fair last Sunday, and while viewing all of the horses – and the women! – there, …

Basket Across the Boyne

Smoke had cleared, blood clotted, breaths gone Flies feasted on the dead Victories armies raged the land Men fled to hills and …

King Billy and The Pope

The touring Orangemen in Stormont, To see the picture came, The victor of the Boyne, Who banished Popery to shame, But when …