Brethren it is with great pleasure that we share with you, this short video highlighting the Lodge of Research & its centenary celebrations. This is the first major event to be held by Lodge 200 this year, with forthcoming events in Magherally Lodge No 203, in April, Summer Lodge in Molesworth St, Dublin, in July, Culmore Masonic Lodge No 320, in November. Also another residential weekend in Tuckey St, Cork is planned for September. We hope to see as many of you as possible at these events!
There are a small number of Centenary plates and glasses still available at Grand Lodge, Molesworth St, Dublin and Provincial Grand Lodge, Rosemary St, Belfast, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Brethren it's hard to believe that 3 years have passed since the inception of this site. In that time we have suceeded in our initial aim to raise awareness of Irish Freemasonry, as this is borne out by our viewing statistics of nearly 200,000 views from 143 countries worldwide.
Video footage of the very impressive Masonic Procession to the Annual Service of Thanksgiving for the Province of Londonderry and Donegal, held on Sunday 19th May 2013 in the historic St Columb's Cathedral. A 1000 plus congregation spilled out of the Cathedral as some Brethren had to participate in the service from the aisles and vestibule.
It is with great pleasure that we present a digitised version of the popular 1980's video produced by the Grand Lodge of Ireland.
Rt Wor Bro Bashford lives in Ireland where he joined the Masonic Order in 1977. He became a Master Mason in 1978 and served as Master of his Mother Lodge, Moyarget No.280 I.C. In 1990. He was appointed Richard Robinson Memorial Lecturer in the Irish Masonic Province of Antrim in 1992 and 2004. In 1996 he was appointed Grand Master's personal Standard Bearer by Most Wor. Bro Darwin Templeton, G.M. In 2000 he became the Millennium Master of the Irish Lodge of Research No. 200, and in 2001 went on to become Excellent King of the Irish Chapter of Research No. 222.
He is the current Editor of the Irish Lodge of Research, and has been since 1992, and of the Irish Chapter of Research since 1996. He was appointed Representative of the Grand Lodge of Portugal at the Grand Lodge of Ireland in 2006 ( a ten year appointment), giving him the courtesy title of Right Worshipful Brother. He is currently Provincial Grand Librarian for the Province of Antrim, and Curator of the museum at their headquarters in Belfast.........more
Freemasons come from all walks of life and have many different reasons for joining Lodge. It may be curiosity, companionship, the opportunity to learn, or any one of dozens of reasons for becoming a Mason. We hope to investigate some of these reasons with Brethren in the months ahead.
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