Annual Orange Order parade returns to Rossnowlagh today

Thousands of people are expected to attend and spectate at the annual Orange parade in Rossnowlagh today, which returns after a two-year absence due to Covid.


It is expected that upwards of 40 lodges from Leitrim, Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan, as well as visiting Orangemen from Northern Ireland and further afield, will take part in the parade.


The annual gathering is renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere and minimal security presence.

The parade, which begins close to St. John’s Parish Church at 12.30 pm, and makes its way along the narrow country road


Ballyshannon Gardai have advised, “The tide is expected to be in at 2.45pm that day and this will greatly reduce the parking space on the beach. There is also a risk that unattended cars will be flooded. Visitors are asked to attend early and use the designated car parks. All buses attending the event are requested to travel to Rossnowlagh via Ballyshannon. Please comply with the parking directions of Gardaí on duty.”