Cultural Identity – Changing Perceptions

Dundalk would seem an unlikely location for an “Orange” event but that is exactly what is happening in the Co. Louth town.

Louth Museum is hosting a series of events including the Orange themed “Beyond The Boyne” exhibition organised by undergraduates of Dundalk Institute of Technology which has a collection of memorabilia relating to Orange lodges in the Republic and photographs taken at last years CO. Armagh Twelfth in Bessbrook by local photographer Sean Casey.

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12 thoughts on “Cultural Identity – Changing Perceptions

  1. well done Louth museum

    BTW, though never a hotbed of Orangeism Dundalk did have two Lodges in the early 1900s, and Droghede also had a presence until the First World war. The hall is on the Boyne quayside, and is now a furniture showroom.

  2. The Cork St. Patrick’s Day people should have taken a leaf out of Dundalk’s book and addressed the 2005 European Capital of Culture wish to include the Irish orange by looking to their own rather than to Belfast and the cash on offer from City Hall.

  3. I occassionally wonder if my opposition to an UI is more emotional than rational. Then the likes of YI come along and restore my faith in rationality.

  4. I have to say UI that I see no problem with the exhibition and intend to go and see it.

    It is a musemn and it has a responsibility to show all aspects of our history.

    What about Unionists like Saunderson or Jackson?

    Let’s not forget at the 1892 Ulster Convention there was a banner at the back proclaiming “Eire go Braith”

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