Battle of Boyne / Orangemen's Day History
The Battle of the Boyne, also know as the Twelfth and Orange Day, commemorates a historic event that took place in 1690. The titular battle was fought on the banks of the River Boyne to the north west of Dublin between King James II and his successor, William III, for the control of Ireland. During the day, many walks and marches take place, marching bands perform too. Marchers tend to belong to lodges, when they march banners displaying slogans and historical symbols are waved.
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