Over the past few days, I’ve been posting on Slugger O’Toole about a range of events and activities associated with the Twelfth. I’ll not repost everything here on Alan in Belfast, but you may be intrigued to read more about.
Five minute guide to building a bonfire - the construction effort to build the enormous pyre in King George V Playing Fields in East Belfast.
A ten minute conversation with (Lord Mayor and Sinn Fein councillor) Niall Ó Donnghaile as we walked around a deserted Short Strand at 11.30pm, half an hour before the bonfires were lit across the wall on the Newtownards Road.
A long post detailing conversations, photos and video as I followed Ballymacarrett District Lodge No 6 through parts of their Belfast parade on the Twelfth, including footage as it passed the lower end of the Newtownards Road, comment from the District Master, spectators, protesters and stall holders.
A drum major showing off during the break in the Belfast parade.