The Annual trip to the County Down Provincial Meeting in Belfast. 4th February 2017

The Annual trip to the County Down Provincial Meeting in Belfast. 4th February 2017

 
Back Row Left to Right:
RW Bro Sam Young, Grand Director of Ceremonies, Grand Lodge of Ireland
RW Bro Bernard Woods, Grand Senior Warden, Grand Lodge of Ireland
RW Bro David Douglas, Provincial Deputy Grand Master, PGL Meath
RW Bro Raymond Robinson, Provincial Deputy Grand Master, PGL Londonderry and
Donegal
RW Bro Ivan Boreland, Provincial Assistant Grand Master, PGL Down
RW Bro Harold Henning, Provincial Assistant Grand Master, PGL Down
RW Bro David Selby, Provincial Assistant Grand Master, PGL Down
RW Bro John Murray, Provincial Deputy Grand Master, PGL Midland Counties
RW Bro David Lyness, Provincial Deputy Grand Master, PGL Antrim
RW Bro Stanley Whittle, Provincial Assistant Grand Master, PGL Tyrone &
Fermanagh
RW Bro Jack Dunlop, Provincial Assistant Grand Master, PGL Antrim
RW Bro Ivan Gillespie, Provincial Assistant Grand Master, PGL Antrim
Front Row Left to Right
RW Bro Noel Drain, Provincial Grand Master, PGL Londonderry & Donegal
RW Bro Maurice Lee, Provincial Grand Master, PGL Tyrone & Fermanagh
RW Bro Cecil Wellwood, Provincial Grand Master, Midland Counties
RW Bro Norman Reid, Provincial Grand Master, PGL North Connaught
RW Bro Roger Matthews, Provincial Grand Master, PGL Down
RW Bro Rodney McCurley, Deputy Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Ireland
RW Bro Philip Daley, Acting Grand Secretary, Grand Lodge of Ireland
RW Bro Derek Brennan, Chairman, Dublin Metropolitan Board
RW Bro David Hamilton, Provincial Grand Master, PGL Armagh
RW Bro Tom Pierce, Provincial Grand Master, North Munster
On Friday the 3rd February 12 Brethren together with their Ladies flew to Belfast to enjoy an eventful weekend and also to attend the County Down Provincial Meeting
After a leisurely first afternoon, the Flame restaurant in Belfast was the venue for an excellent meal and entertainment by a Michael Buble’ impressionist.  After the meal the party visited one of Belfast’s oldest Pubs and enjoyed a great pint of Guinness in a bar with a walnut interior and stained glass windows,
On Saturday the Provincial Meeting was conducted in a similar format to our own and was attended by 8 PGMs in company with a number of Deputies and PAGMs.  Everything ran very smoothly and the party from East Lancashire was honoured.
Sunday started with a full Irish breakfast followed by a trip to Crumlin Road Gaol. A must to visit, so much history, built on the same lines as Pentonville Prison in London. The party dined at the prison and were treated to fantastic food which was reasonably priced.
 

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