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    I'm not too clued in on the goings on in Unionism in the republic, but my girlfriends father told me that he used be in the Orange Order. I didn't press the subject, but I did wonder what purpose the Orange Order serves in the republic and how active they are? Is it all along the north west border?

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    ? Is it all along the north west border?
    Indeed it is. My sister is married in Donegal and her next door neighbour is an orange man. He practices his drumbs etc before the marching season. This guy is a Car Machenic and closes for the big Marches across the border.

    He is open for business on St Patricks Day.

    Seems like a sound sort really. All a bit strange though but he and his family are well recieved in the local community.
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    Do they fly UJ's etc., whilst parading in the RoI?

    I find the whole OO thing irrespective of country, bizarre, tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AberdeenFC
    Do they fly UJ's etc., whilst parading in the RoI?

    I find the whole OO thing irrespective of country, bizarre, tbh.
    Why would they fly the Union flag? The OO aren't tied to the UK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aindriu

    Why would they fly the Union flag? The OO aren't tied to the UK.
    Maybe not but they still fly it at the parades or have you been living under a rock all ur life.

    Its a reasonable question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AberdeenFC
    Do they fly UJ's etc., whilst parading in the RoI?
    They do. Seen them do it in Rossnowlagh. But most cars in the park were NI registered.

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    Monaghan and Cavan all have active lodges afaik too and Louth had them up to a generation ago I heard.
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    The other thing that puzzles me about the OO outside of Britain and Ireland is it's relevance (or not as should be) in other countries e.g. Ghana!

    What is going on there!

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    The Ulster counties in the Republic all have OO members, I believe. Certainly the Donegal march always gets airtime to show how little an issue it is in the South.
    Personally I think it looks like a Mr Benn convention.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fergalr
    The Ulster counties in the Republic all have OO members, I believe. Certainly the Donegal march always gets airtime to show how little an issue it is in the South.
    Personally I think it looks like a Mr Benn convention.
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