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The Dunboyne Jewel.

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Jewel made in 1808 by Thomas Harper of London and purchased by the Hon Theobald Fitzwaller Butler. The Honourable Theobald Fitzwalter William Butler was the son of James Butler 13th Baron Dunboyne, and spent the early part of his life on the family estates in North Munster. He joined the original Royal Arch Lodge No… Continue Reading The Dunboyne Jewel.

Freemasons in Ireland make donations from the Proceeds of the Giro De Bucknaw Cycling Initiative.

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Book Purchase for the local Integrated Primary School. We are very grateful to Wor Bro Ashley McCullough for sending in a brief report and a few photographs to let us know about the successful fund raising carried out by the Brethren of Bucknaw Lodge No 194 I.C. and Broughshane Lodge No 246 I.C. Earlier in… Continue Reading Freemasons in Ireland make donations from the Proceeds of the Giro De Bucknaw Cycling Initiative.

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Cheque Presentations by Cary & Dunluce Masonic Charity Committee.

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Chairman of The Cary & Dunluce Charity Committee welcoming Rt Wor Bro John McLernon Assistant Provincial Grand Master of Antrim. ] The members of The Cary and Dunluce Masonic Charity Committee returned to the Coleraine Campus of The University of Ulster this morning to meet with Right Worshipful Bro John McLernon, one of the Assistant… Continue Reading Cheque Presentations by Cary & Dunluce Masonic Charity Committee.

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Larne and District Charity Committee Annual Carol Service.

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Larne and District Charity Committee with Rev Fiona Forbes and their Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim Guests. Larne and District Charity Committee, in conjunction with the Reverend Fiona Forbes, put in hand arrangements to hold their second annual Service of Carols in the spacious surroundings of Cairncastle Presbyterian Church. They were assisted by the Church… Continue Reading Larne and District Charity Committee Annual Carol Service.

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Very Wor Bro Ambrose Bloxham Armstrong Called To Grand Lodge Above.

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Very Wor Bro Ambrose Bloxham Armstrong. It is with deep sadness that we record the Passing of Very Wor Bro Ambrose Armstrong, a prominent ritualist from Cairncastle,in the South East corner of County Antrim. Since his earliest membership in the Craft, he always had a keen interest in our ritual, and this took him into… Continue Reading Very Wor Bro Ambrose Bloxham Armstrong Called To Grand Lodge Above.

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The Man who designed The White House & The Capitol Building in Washington.

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james-hoban-whitehouse-architect-obverse The White House, then known as “the President’s House,” was the first public building to be erected in Washington. In 1790, the Commissioners of the District held a competition, seeking designs for the future executive mansion. A prize of $500 would be awarded to the winning architect. Hundreds of hopeful American architects participated–including Thomas… Continue Reading The Man who designed The White House & The Capitol Building in Washington.

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The Leinster Journal Vol II. No 93 dated Wednesday November 16th 1768.

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Frontis of the November 1768 Issue of Edmund Finn’s Leinster Journal. We are very grateful to that well known Masonic Researcher – Wor Bro Edwin Hancock for drawing our attention to an interesting Masonic article recorded in the November 1768 edition of Edmund Finn’s The Leinster Journal. This paper founded by Edmund Finn in 1767,… Continue Reading The Leinster Journal Vol II. No 93 dated Wednesday November 16th 1768.

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Most Wor Brother Darwin H.Templeton C.B.E., F.C.A. called to The Grand Lodge Above.

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It is with great sadness that we record the passing of Most Worshipful Brother Darwin H.Templeton, C.B.E., F.C.A. Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Ireland from 1991 to 2001. He had served as Deputy to Most Wor Brother Dermot 7th Marquis of Donegal L.V.O., and in due course… Continue Reading Most Wor Brother Darwin H.Templeton C.B.E., F.C.A. called to The Grand Lodge Above.

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What is a Masonic Vesta.

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Vesta boxes were small portable boxes, made in a great variety of forms with snap shut covers to contain Vestas ( short matches ) and keep them dry. The name Vesta comes from the name of the Roman Goddess of Fire and The Hearth, and in Victorian times was associated with matches ( for Fire… Continue Reading What is a Masonic Vesta.

The Masonic Funeral Service as set out by The Grand Lodge of Ireland.

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Brethren, I have recently received a couple of Masonic enquiries from Irish Brethren wishing to learn about the form of The Masonic Funeral service, that used to be conducted under the auspices of The Grand Lodge of Ireland. Having now had a look into the background and history of the Funeral Service, I thought that… Continue Reading The Masonic Funeral Service as set out by The Grand Lodge of Ireland. Continue Reading The Masonic Funeral Service as set out by The Grand Lodge of Ireland.

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