Praise for Larne’s award-winning Orangemen

Representatives from Larne District LOL No 1 were recognised for organising a hugely successful flagship Twelfth demonstration last year at the annual Orange Community Awards. (L-R) Harry Carter, District Master; Edward Stevenson, Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland; and David Swann, Deputy District Master.  INLT 07-686-CON

Representatives from Larne District LOL No 1 were recognised for organising a hugely successful flagship Twelfth demonstration last year at the annual Orange Community Awards. (L-R) Harry Carter, District Master; Edward Stevenson, Grand Master of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland; and David Swann, Deputy District Master. INLT 07-686-CON

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A Ballycarry Orangeman has paid tribute to the winners and nominees of this year’s prestigious Orange Community Awards.

Grand Lodge Director of Services, Dr David Hume, said the awards had once again highlighted the efforts of members of the Orange Order in many community fields.

He said: “Recognition is well deserved not just for those who received awards but also for all those who were well-enough thought of to be nominated in the first place.”

William Wright – best known as the co-founder of global transport company Wrightbus – was the recipient of the coveted Grand Master’s Award at the awards, which were held in Lisburn recently.

The Ahoghill Orangeman, 87, was just one of a large number of individuals, as well as lodges and musicians, to be formally acknowledged by the Order for their community outreach and achievements over the past 12 months.