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 was the 2nd major event held in 2014 to celebrate their 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.
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.