Orange lodges

The "orange lodges" were (and are) 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."

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Orange march in Portadown. Source:

Orange lodges in Northern Ireland, 1991. Source: