The warrant of this Lodge was first issued on 1st May, 1819. The Register of Warrants dated 1825/29 shows the Lodge to be working in Markethill District with the Worshipful Master being Samuel Vint. The 1855 Register advises that the Lodge is actually meeting in Kilcarron in Markethill District.
Minute Books are available from September, 1919 and it is noted that in the early days, meetings of the Lodge were held in a barn at Keadybeg, Mountnorris. Around this time, a suggestion was mooted that the Lodge should transfer from Markethill District to Bessbrook District, that village being a lot closer. There were protracted discussions with the District Lodge, following the vote being taken to transfer; these went on until 1936, when it was agreed to remain in Markethill District.
A new banner was unfurled on Saturday, 2nd July, 1930, and in August, 1934, it was decided to build a new Orange Hall, the old one being beyond repair. The Hall was named the W. & D. Cairns Memorial Orange Hall and was opened on Saturday, 16th October, 1937.
At one time, the Lodge had a Pipe Band, but during the 1940’s the Lodge was led by their Flute Band, which unfortunately was not going well. At 12th parades and Church services, the Lodge used Mullaghglass and Ballygorman Bands.
In 1947, a Ladies’ Lodge was formed at Tullyhappy, their warrant number being W.L.O.L. No.189.
During early 1953, it was decided to form a new accordion band, to be called Tullyhappy Coronation. The new band instruments were dedicated on Friday, 22nd June, 1953.
The Lodge decided to purchase a new banner in 1959. The unfurling ceremony took place on the first Friday in June of 1960, Sir Norman Stronge doing the honours.
With the advent of the present troubles, the Lodge did not escape being affected. The Hall was burnt in 1971, and on 5th January, 1976, Bro. Robert Freeburn, along with ten workmates, was murdered by terrorists at Kingsmills, as they returned home from work in Glenanne factory. He was Worshipftil Master of the Lodge and Chairman of the Band. A plaque was dedicated in the Hall, to his memory, on 5th May, 1978, by Rev. A. E. Crawford, Bessbrook.
On 16th May, 1980, new band uniforms were dedicated by the Grand Master, Most Worshipful Bro. Rev. Martin Smyth. The band lost a stalwart member, through the death at the beginning of 1985 of Bro. Erastus McCammon; he had been Drum Major for many years.