Orange Order Flags in Northern Ireland

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The Orange Order Flags

The Orange Order is a Loyalist fraternal organization found in 1795 in Loughgall, County Armagh, after the Battle of the Diamond.

It uses two flags:

  • The first flag is orange and has a purple star in the middle. The orange is for William of Orange the Protestant prince who defeated the Catholics in the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 and has been a symbol for Protestants since. The purple star was a symbol of Williams forces.
  • The second flag also has the orange background and a smaller purple star on the lower right side, but on the upper left quadrant contains the Cross of Saint George.
  • Now that you know all about this flag, why don’t you read about the other unofficial flags of Northern Ireland?

    Unofficial Flags flown in Northern Ireland:

    Saint Patrick’s Saltire

    Flag of Ireland

    Independent Ulster Flag

    Saint Andrew’s Cross

    Province of Ulster

    Four Provinces of Ireland

    Are you sure you know which is the Official flag of Northern Ireland?

    Read about:

    The Union Jack Flag

    The Royal Standard Flag

    The Ulster Flag (or Ulster 6 Counties flag or Red Hand Ulster Flag)

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About the author

Originally from Scotland, Colin now resides near the beautiful seaside town of Portstewart on the Causeway Coastal Route. By day he works in IT and by day off he spends much of his time travelling around the Island with his young family, writing about his experiences for many sites both locally and nationally.