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Crowds gathered for the Royal Landing in Carrickfergus. Picture: Andrew McCarroll/ Pacemaker Press
Crowds gathered for the Royal Landing in Carrickfergus. Picture: Andrew McCarroll/ Pacemaker Press

In pictures: Royal Landing in Carrickfergus draws the crowds to see King William III

Crowds turned out in force today (Saturday, June 11) for the re-enactment of the landing of King William III at Carrickfergus Castle.

By Valerie Martin
Saturday, 11th June 2022, 8:35 pm

The Royal Landing has become a real tourist attraction over the years, with visitors from all over Ireland and further afield travelling to enjoy the spectacle.

The colourful pageant and festival culminated in a recreated, ceremonial landing complete with period-dress soldiers, horses, artillery and historical trappings from a host of European countries.

Actors in period costumes performed and members of the Orange Order taking part in the procession, with guests from all over Ireland and Great Britain participating.

Around 20 marching bands were also on parade.

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