Major Orange investment in Limavady

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Major Orange investment in Limavady thumbnailThe welcome photo at the front of the recently refurbished centre.

DEVELOPMENT of a new Orange centre in Limavady represents a 700,000 investment by the Orange Order locally. Work began on the Limavady Orange Heritage Centre in February 2016 on the site of the old Limavady District Hall and it will be officially opened on July 1, 2017.
A large gathering of Orangemen and women and their supporters are expected to take part in the parade around the town on July 1, to help celebrate the occasion, while the Grand Master of the Orange Institution, Edward Stevenson, will formally turn the key in the new Catherine Street building and declare it open.
The three-storey building will include an Orange museum as well as a function room, a lodge room and offices.
The Roe Valley Credit Union Ltd will also have its offices in the building, and there are ambitious plans by the Orange District to provide tours of the museum and expand outreach into the wider community to tell the story of the Orange tradition.
Keith Thompson, one of the Trustees of the new premises, said the new development was exciting news for the Orange Order in Limavady and district. He said: "This new building represents a major investment and a great optimism for the future."
He added: "Trustees of the old Limavady Orange Hall took a strategic decision to replace the old building, which had served its purpose well over the years since it opened in 1891, and to erect a modern facility on the site.


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