Orange lodges

The "orange lodges" were (and still are, though their appeal has waned) Protestant fraternal organizations that formed in Deasy's beloved Ulster to celebrate the memory of William of Orange, to violently intimidate Catholics, and to ensure the continuation of British Protestant rule in Ireland. It is highly misleading, at best, to say that they "agitated for repeal of the union."

John Hunt 2012

Orange march in Portadown. Source:

Orange lodges in Northern Ireland, 1991. Source: