This mini-site was created specifically for the 2014 Twelfth in Markethill. We liked it, so we've archived it here instead of deleting it.
Join us for the annual Co. Armagh Twelfth of July Demonstration in:
Join us for our Independence Day walk with the Earl of Gosford through the town and explore Markethill’s past.
Lodges and Bands of the local District come together to showcase music and pageantry, procession leaves from Markethill High School.
Brethren will meet at Markethill Orange Hall at 2.45 pm to parade through the town to the Tandragee road venue.
Pipe Bands and Drum Majors from across the County put on an evening of music and demonstration of skill, culminating in a mass band, which will thoroughly entertain
Enjoy an evening of high energy entertainment, starting with the Fancy Dress Parade leaving the Square in the town at 7.30pm to the main field. This will be followed by a free open-air concert, featuring Stonewall and Cup O’Joe. Also in the arenas will be Highland games, Living History players and demonstrations, children’s entertainment and a balloon launch. Rounding off the evening, a fireworks display, is sure to delight all ages.
Markethill District LOL No. 10 plays host to the annual Battle of the Boyne commemorations. Awarded Flagship status by the Grand Lodge of Ireland and the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, the day will be one to remember as 155 Lodges, 80 & Bands and 60 Lambeg Drums from across County Armagh come together in Markethill in what will be the biggest event in the district this year.
|District||Parade in from Gosford Hotel||Parade out from Demonstration Field||Parade in||Parade out|
|Markethill||8.30am||1st in||5.15pm||last out|
|Richhill||9.15am||2nd in||3.10pm||2nd out|
|Killylea||9.20am||3rd in||3.00pm||1st out|
|Portadown||9.30am||4th in||3.30pm||5th out|
|Lurgan||10.00am||5th in||3.15pm||3rd out|
|Newtownhamilton||N'hamilton||10.05am||6th in||3.25pm||4th out|
|Armagh||11.15am||7th in||4.00pm||7th out|
|Keady||11.25am||8th in||5.00pm||10th out|
|Loughgall||11.30am||9th in||4.45pm||9th out|
|Bessbrook||11.40am||10th in||3.45pm||6th out|
|Tandragee||11.45am||last in||4.30pm||8th out|
In order to provide a safe and enjoyable visitor experience, Markethill District L.O.L in conjunction with the Police Service of Northern Ireland, ask that all Visitors and participants attending the Twelfth Anniversary celebrations in Markethill, take on board the following advice and information.
The parade route for the 12th July Demonstration starts at the old Gosford Hotel site at the top of the town.
The procession moves down the main street to the War Memorial, where it turns left down Newry Street. At the bottom of Newry Street, the procession turns and proceeds back towards the War Memorial, before turning left on to the Mowhan Road.
Once on the Mowhan road, the parade proceeds up the hill passing both the Primary School and High School before entering the Demonstration Field beside Parr's Lane.
On the return journey, the parade follows a reverse route, terminating at the old Gosford Hotel site.
Ample parking is available in official car parks accessible from the Tandragee road, Mowhan road, Parr's Lane, Mullabrack Road and also Markethill Primary School & High School. (see map)
Disabled parking and toilet facilities are available at the bottom of the Mowhan road from JD Hunter's to Markethill Primary School.
The town centre, Gosford Road (bypass) and Mowhan roads will close from 9.15am. Spectators are advised that if you are using car parks along these routes, you must be in place before the roads close. For pedestrian safety, it is advised that cars parked within the parade route should remain in place until all routes reopen at 6.00pm. Main St. Markethill will be closed from 8.20am.
All cars in the procession must have a pass issued by Markethill District. Drum vehicles will not take part in the procession, but may temporarily park at the Newry St/Gosford Rd junction to service lodges as they pass, and may access the demo field area via Parr's Lane.
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The souvenir book for the Twelfth 2014 is available for purchase from every lodge in Co. Armagh, in Markethill from Hardlight Multimedia, and from Markethill District directly, at events listed in the programme.
This years' book features an article from each of the 12 lodges in the district, an article on the Great War, information from our featured charity and much more.
Mullabrack lodge have produced a limited edition of 300 Boyne Anniversary Jewels to commemorate the 324th Boyne Anniversary celebrations being held in Markethill.
The centre-piece of the Jewel is the Earl of Gosford’s family coat of arms and the colours featured on the ribbon are taken from the Acheson clan tartan.
To purchase a Jewel, speak to a member of Mullabrack Lodge, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
To purchase a Badge, speak to a member of Enagh Lodge, or send an email to email@example.com
You can grab a limited edition souvenir chocolate bar from our stall at Killcluney Volunteers' annual parade and events listed in the programme.
A DVD featuring footage of the Twelfth in Markethill and other events in the calendar will be available in mid July
More information on how to purchase a DVD will be made available through our website and Facebook page.