Welcome by Portadown District LOL No 1
  It is a privilege and honour for the Brethren of Portadown District LOL No1 to welcome everyone to our official website.

This web site has been developed to give information about our District, it's history and traditions and our plans for the future.

Portadown District is not just the No1 District in Co Armagh but it also holds the distinction of forming the first District Lodge in the history of the Institution back in 1796 - a year before the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland was formed in Portadown. In fact we have in our possession the 'Minute' of the very first meeting when the District was formed in 1796. Today our District has around 900 members in 28 lodges.

Portadown District has the honour of hosting the 326th Anniversary of the Battle of the Boyne on 12th July 2016. We are looking forward with great anticipation to welcoming the other 10 Districts that make up Co Armagh Grand Orange Lodge to parade Portadown out to our new Demonstration Field on the Armagh Road.

Indeed, the Field was recently purchased by the District and we hope that it will be used for many years to come for Demonstrations by the Loyal Institutions.

2016 is a very important year as we remember all those who made 'The Supreme Sacrifice' at the Battle of the Somme. Remembering this historic Battle and the sacrifice that ensued will form a major part of our activities in July 2016.

Portadown District LOL No 1, commends this website to all members of our Order and the public at large. We ask you all to visit regularly, check out the news section, read our history, learn more about our culture and become better informed about the Orange Order and Portadown District in particular.

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