Derrytresk To Host Its First Orange March

100_5627-thumbIn what has been described as a historic gesture that’ll reverberate across the globe, Derrytresk are to host a 12th of July parade for the brethren up at Tamnamore. The controversial decision has been roundly applauded with a couple of high profile republican and unionist ministers declaring that they’ll think about going if there’s nothing else on.

The march’s chief organiser, Sadie McClure, outlined the schedule:

“The band and its supporters will arrive at about 11. We’ve commissioned a few desks from Kingsisland School and a couple of women say they’ll prepare a pile of mineral, maybe 10 jugs of diluted juice, and we’ll have the mineral sitting on the desks at the electric pole outside the pitch. I’m making cheese sandwiches and the barman says he’ll throw up a couple of packets of Bacon Fries.”

The route itself is slightly less straight forward according to McClure:

“It’s a wee bit tricky. They’ll be marching mostly across barren ramparts the whole way to Drumurrer, negotiating a few hateful ditches that have claimed small dogs in the past. We’ve asked Johnny Hagan to tie up his buck goat for that one day. It roams the moss along with Tomney’s bull. It can’t be tied so we’d be hoping the lambeg drummer will give it a few skites if it runs for them. It should be ok.”

The PSNI have revealed they will not be patrolling the march as there’s nowhere to stand and no jeeps can access the route anyway.

Tamnamore have said they’ll return the favour next Easter Sunday with the Derrytresk Ceile Band allowed to parade around their roundabout about 20 times hassle free.


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Posted on July 8, 2013, in Derrytresk and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Did they get past the flashpoint at the High Bridge ok? I hope the Tarn wasn’t flooded creating impasse and nectitating rerouting via the line and up the medas at Annaghbeg!


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