08 August 2018

Orange Order Lodges of the Outaouais

An article in French on this topic by Wes Darou was circulated to members of the Ottawa Branch OGS Irish Research Group.

It starts (in translation):
The Orange Order, a secret fraternal, Protestant, anti-Catholic and ultra-conservative association was established in 1798 in Loughgall, Ulster, Ireland. As mentioned in a previous article of this review, the Order arrived in Canada at the end of the 18th century. Due to its proximity to Ontario, the Pontiac was the first place in Quebec where the Order settled.

Today only the Shawville Lodge is active in the Outaouais. The article lists other now defunct Outaouais lodges with a bit of their history.

If you want a copy of the article try contacting Pauline Johns at irglibrary at gmail.com/.

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