Masonic Coverage in The Sunday Independent Newspaper 13/09/2015.

Article in The Sunday Independent.

Article in The Sunday Independent.

Pleasant surprise in yesterday’s Sunday Independent, where we found a very good article by Irish Independent reporter Liam Collins on his recent visit to 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin, home to the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons of Ireland. Like all non-masons, he had a few doubts before entry, but these were quickly laid to rest by the warmth of his welcome from our Most Wor Grand Master – Most Wor Bro Douglas T Grey, who proceeded to give him a full tour tour throughout our many interesting rooms, on the various floors of our building. So having visited the Museum and Library,they made their way around The Grand Lodge Room, The Egyptian Room, The Council Room, Preceptory and Princes Rooms, before ending up in the Grand Master’s Office and Study for an interview.

Most Wor Bro Douglas T. Grey Grand Master of Ireland.

Most Wor Bro Douglas T. Grey Grand Master of Ireland.

Having made themselves comfortable, Liam took the opportunity to learn a little about our history, and some of the personalities associated with Irish Masonry. People like The Duke of Leinster, The Earl of Charlesville, Lord Donegal and Daniel O’Connell. They discussed aspects of our Order such as the bar on discussions on politics and religion, and Liam was interested to learn that we have members from most faiths throughout the Island of Ireland. As our Most Wor Grand Master summarised the discussion on secrecy, with the words – We are known as a secret organisation, but you will find out all our secrets in any good library – We really have nothing to hide.

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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 Irish Constitution 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.
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