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Lisburn, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland


Lisburn area Apprentice Boys join in annual ‘Relief of Derry’ celebrations
After a damp start, members of the Apprentice Boys organisations in the Lisburn area enjoyed a great day out in the North West at the annual ‘Relief of Derry’ celebrations on Saturday 9th August. The clubs from Lisburn, Broomhedge, Hillsborough, Aghalee and Dunmurry Branches braved early morning showers during a short parade of their area before boarding buses for the trip to Londonderry. Once in the Maiden City the local clubs and bands joined in one of the biggest parades of Northern Ireland’s summer season when around 15,000 Apprentice Boys and spectators accompanied by about 120 bands marched through the city.