Orange hall & war memorial unveiled after arson attack
Donegal A RESTORED First World War memorial damaged when an Orange hall was destroyed by arsonists has been unveiled in the newly-rebuilt property.
A ceremony to mark the opening of the Newtowncunningham Orange Hall in Co Donegal was held yesterday exactly four years on from the blaze.
The memorial tablet dedicated to Donegal Orangemen who died in the 1914 to 18 conflict was repaired as part of the restoration project.
The scheme was supported by funding from the Government.
Newtowncunningham Deputy Master Stewart Mcclean said he was delighted with the new building.
He added: “The opening of our new hall is a tremendous accomplishment for all those associated with this substantial rebuild and is a defining and historic moment for our lodge.”
Edward Stevenson, Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland, officially opened the building.
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