Thousands of people attended the Twelfth of July celebrations in Brookeborough today.

Bands from across Fermanagh and Border counties of the Republic of Ireland took part in the procession, the first time it has been held in the village since 2010.

Among the spectators was Arlene Foster, the Democratic Unionist leader.

Speaking at the event Fermanagh County Grand Master Stuart Brooker described it as a “very special day.”

“A day that goes to the very heart of who and what we are. A family day, and an Orange family day.

“It is very much part of our Orange family life. And so it also must be guarded, protected, and put to the best use we can, each and every year, for the greater good of our Institution,” he said.

Full coverage of today’s Twelfth in next week’s Impartial Reporter.