Keepin ‘er country at Clogher Field 12th July (Part I)

With Edwin Graham at the wheel, myself,Mark McGregor and Quintin Oliver took a trip to Augher in Co Tyrone and then unto Clogher for a country 12th.
We arrived in time for the preparations prior to the parade

Having marched from the top of the town, down to the bottom of the town and back to the top of the town, everything was packed up for the short journey to Clogher to join the main County Orange Order Demonstration. It was all very peaceful and dignified.Very little fuss and the only fanfare as such was from the bands.
No mass crowds, no drunken revellers, no puke stained littered pavements.
Even the drinkers in the pub left their drinks inside to watch.
All that marching had worked up a thirst so our intrepid reporters (well 3 of us) went for a pint, obviously on the hunt for incriminating evidence of drunken hordes of orangemen. Didn’t find any but the guinness was good.
I did learn that blue sashes denotes temperance. I didn’t see any in this pub.
Before the main demonstration we were then shown around Clogher Orange Hall and a display of Banners. Some of them are hand painted.
Whilst waiting for the main Demonstration we did see Clogher Courthouse for sale as a “unique business opportunity” which i’m sure is ripe for a caption …..

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  • Drumlins Rock

    Thanks Mooch, nice to see things through another’s eyes, have you got them all posted somewhere?

  • wee buns

    I particularly like the still life (what is it called in photography?- Is eallíontór me) of the collar folded on the mantelpiece.
    There is a quietness and gentleness in that.

  • Munsterview

    Moochin : a lovely, colorful, graphic essay that conveyed the mood and feel of the event in that particular location. Well done as usual, keep up the good work !

  • Edwin Graham

    The photos capture the event perfectly – many thanks Moochin

  • Patience DR……Part 2
    Thanks wee buns it was a far far quieter 12th this year thats for sure.
    Thanks Munsterview
    An enjoyable wee jaunt into the country thanks for driving Edwin

    http://www.sluggerotoole.com/2011/07/14/keep-er-country-at-clogher-field-12th-july-part-ii/

  • longoldlane

    Good photography

    Whats your cut for advertising the Old courthouse?

  • Drumlins Rock

    if he can sell that place he deserves 50 / 50 ! could make an interesting restaurant I guess, but not an easy one to redevelop and has sat for several years now.

    will learn to be more patient Mooch!