Or­ange hall & war me­mo­rial un­veiled af­ter ar­son at­tack

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - BY DAVID YOUNG

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.

DE­LIGHTED

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.

CUT THE RIB­BON

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