Twelfth in Benburb - parade times and traffic advice

The reflection of the members of the Orange Order in Rossnowlagh at the weekend as thousands braved the elements for the only official Orange Parade in the south of Ireland which anually comes before the 12th of July celebrations of the 1690 Battle of the Boyne .Picture Brian Mc Daid

The reflection of the members of the Orange Order in Rossnowlagh at the weekend as thousands braved the elements for the only official Orange Parade in the south of Ireland which anually comes before the 12th of July celebrations of the 1690 Battle of the Boyne .Picture Brian Mc Daid

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The largest Twelfth parade in Tyrone is in one of the county’s smallest hamlets of Benburb.

Joining Benburb brethren will be Orangemen and women from six other districts - Stewartstown, Cookstown, Castlecaulfield, Pomeroy, Coagh and Killyman, with 70 lodges and 50 bands.

The parade starts at 12.30pm from Derryfubble Road to Confeacle Road. Among dignitaries present will be Tyrone County Grand Master James Emery and Sovereign Grand Master of the Black Institution Millar Farr.

Guest speaker will be James Maclean, Grand Treasurer of Scotland. The Rev David Reid will conduct the religious service.

Piolice say non-parade traffic is asked to avoid the general Benburb area on Monday.

The parade route is from the Derryfubble Road side of the village along the Main Street to a field close to Moyard Crossroads on the Blackwatertown side of the village.