Orange Orders: ‘When you stop us parading you’re attacking who I am’

Quincey Dougan on identity and heritage and the deep history pervading south Armagh

Quincey Dougan, a Markethill Orangeman: “A united Ireland negates the existence of anyone called a unionist.” Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Quincey Dougan, a Markethill Orangeman: “A united Ireland negates the existence of anyone called a unionist.” Photograph: Peter Murtagh

Quincey Dougan sits at the Orange memorial at the bottom of Main Street in Markethill. At the top of the hill stands the Millar Memorial Orange Hall, one of a dozen Orange Halls in and around the south Armagh town.

The first two names on the Orange memorial, two of 11 in total, are R Freeburn and R Walker, members respectively of Loyal Orange Lodges (LOL) 59 and 132.

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