MORE than 300 years after the Williamite forces claimed the grassy slopes of the River Boyne as their own, the northern shores of the Co Louth site are back in Orange hands.The 27-acre site close to the town of Drogheda was acquired by a group of Orangemen who clubbed together to form the Boyne Foundation.
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Back in Orange hands
Lord Laird of Artigarvan has been voted to serve as the first Worshipful Master and he said it was "a very proud moment" for all involved.
"There is no bigger symbol anywhere for those who support Orange culture than the green grassy slopes of the Boyne," he said.
"It is our urgent wish to have the massive historic obelisk, which was on our site from 1736 until it was blown up by republican action in 1923, rebuilt.
Click play to watch the interview with Lord Laird on the 30th May 2009
The Boyne Foundation site is now fully active