City gets ready for the opening of the arch

On Tuesday (July 1) the streets of Lisburn will come alive as bands and Orangemen parade through the city for the annual opening of the arch ceremony.

Bands and brethren of Lisburn District LOL No 6 will assemble at Lisburn Orange Hall at 7.15pm and the parade will move off at 7.30pm.

The parade, made up of Orangemen and bands, will make its way through the city centre via Railway Street, Castle Street, Seymour Street, Queens Road, Union Bridge, Gregg Street, Mercer Street, Sloan Street, Union Bridge, Bridge Street, Market Square, Market Street, Smithfield Street, Hillsborough Road, Warren Park, Warren Gardens, Longstone Street, Chapel Hill, Bow Street, Railway Street, Wallace Avenue.

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During the procession the new arch will be opened at Market Square.

The parade is also expected to pause en route for a wreath laying ceremony at the city’s war memorial to commemorate start of the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

There will be a collection taken during the parade and all contributions will go towards the service and maintenance of the arch.

Everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the parade.