**Just a reminder that the Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim will be holding it's annual act of remembrance on Monday the 30th November 2015 @ 7.30pm, Rosemary St., Belfast. On the occasion, the ceremony will be part of the Provincial Grand Lodge meeting and will only be open to Master Masons and above.

Below is a short video highlighting last year's service.**

Provincial Grand Lodge of AF&A Masons of Antrim Commemorate The Great War from Yolmac on Vimeo.


Brethren, I recently came across a fascinating article by a Bro Hank Kraychir which offers a refreshing new look at the whole debate about 1717 and it's importance (to some) as the Constitution date for English Freemasonry. This is a well researched article, presented in a very easily read form and I would thank Bro Kraychir for this excellent piece of research.





CORK 2014 from Yolmac on Vimeo.


On Saturday the 26th September 2014, the Irish Lodge of Research hosted a day of Masonic Research in the Tuckey Street Masonic Hall, Cork.  This will be the 2nd major event held in 2014 to celebrate our centenary.  We asked some of the participants their thoughts on Freemasonry and research.  A special thanks to all those who took part.

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We hope you enjoy the following video which was produced by Mr James Glynn featuring a visit to the Headquarters of the Grand Lodge of Ireland, Molesworth St, Dublin.


A short video presentation on the Re-Dedication of the James Orr Memorial in Ballycarry which took place on Saturday 7th June 2014.


Lodge CC Centenary from Yolmac on Vimeo.


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.

We are delighted that so many of you seem to enjoy our contents as you have become regular visitors to the site.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to your suggestions for future articles with an Irish Masonic Content.

Below is a small cross section of some of the many thousands of Masonic photos we have amassed over that time.  We hope you enjoy!

Irish Freemasonry Celebrates from irishfreemason on Vimeo.



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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