OUR HALLS

Here's a list of all our Masonic Halls (Where we meet!)

Antrim


District of Seven Towers & Massereene

Lodges that meet here

28 : Royal
Meets Friday, on or before the full moon at 8:00pm.

56 : Oldstone
meets each month on the 2nd Wednesday at 8.00 pm.

593 : Clotworthy
meets each month on the 3rd Thursday at 8.00 pm.

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Freemasons’ Hall
76 Church Street
Antrim
BT41 4BA

Arthur Square


District of City

The hall is situated in the centre of Belfast’s busy shopping district adjacent to the new Victoria Square shopping mall. Recently renovated the hall is now the main accommodation for Lodges in the City of Belfast.

Lodges that meet here

7 : Acacia
meets each month on the 3rd Thursday at 6.00 pm.

10 : Ark
meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday at 6.00 pm.

40 : Concord
meets each month on the 3rd Wednesday at 6.30 pm.

More lodges to follow… upon completion

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Extensive information on Lodge Rooms, the Donegal Club, the History of Arthur Square Masonic Hall, ongoing events and activities is available at:

www.arthursquare.org

Address

Freemasons’ Hall
19 Arthur Square
Belfast
BT1 4FF

ROOMMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday
1st weekLeighton53355351389
Nesbitt591485
Stokes106327820597
2nd weekLeighton440613665439573
Nesbitt154839166420679
Stokes5367659
3rd weekLeighton54314
Nesbitt1040633182
Stokes651538*340609
4th weekLeighton551294669*92
Nesbitt111169530
Stokes

*340 meets at 1.00pm

*92 meets at 3.30pm

Ballinderry


District of Lisburn

The hall is located on the right just off the main roadway travelling from Moira to Belfast International Airport.

Lodges that meet here

326 : Oak
meets each month on the 1st Monday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of June – July – August

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85 Ballinderry Road
Upper Ballinderry
Lisburn
BT28 2NL

Ballintoy


District of Cary and Dunluce

The hall is located at the end of the village on the right when travelling from Bushmills and immediately on the left if travelling from Ballycastle direction. The hall is clearly identified by the name on the front.

Lodges that meet here

38 : Ballintoy
meets 1st Monday in month at 8 pm (7 pm in January) with the exception of the months of June – July – August

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Ballintoy, which is now the oldest lodge in Carey and Dunluce. In fact Warrant No. 403 was granted to Ballintoy in 1763. On the 23rd June 1817 it changed Warrants to its current No. 38. The hall itself is one of the first buildings you see as you drive into the village. Situated on the left hand side, it is a granite structure and was built in 1805. It is a two storey building and has been renovated recently. The ground floor consists of an entrance hall, toilets, store room and a kitchen furnished with tables and chairs where the Brethren can have a cup of tea after labour. The Lodge room on the first floor would be considerably less than 700 sq. ft. Items of interest in this room are a display of old silver Officers’ jewels,. Five of the jewels in the case were used by the original Lodge No. 403 from 1763 until 1963 and the other five are all that survives from the neighbouring Masonic Lodge No. 146, Lisbelnagroagh, Bushmills which was granted a warrant on the 28th July 1854.

Thanks to Irish Masonic Records v3

Address

2 Main Street
Ballintoy
Ballycastle
BT54 6LX

Ballycarry


District of Larne

Turning off the main Carrickfergus to Larne road, Ballycarry in clearly signposted – travel up the hill and the hall is situated on the left. There is limited parking.

Lodges that meet here

260 : Redhall
meets each month on the 4th Tuesday at 7.30 pm with the exception of the months of June – July – August

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41 Island Road
Ballycarry
Larne
BT38 9JE

Ballycastle


District of Cary and Dunluce

Travelling from the Diamond towards the sea front the hall sits back from the road on the hill on the left hand side just after passing the road side buildings. There is an entrance to a large car pary directly opposite to the hall on the right.

Lodges that meet here

89 : True Blue
meets each month on the 2nd Monday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of June – July

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No. 89 Ballycastle which is situated on the Main Street of the town, known as the Quay Road. It is built on an elevated site approached by 17 steps and 3 sloping platforms. It was built in 1884 and was Constituted on St John’s day the 24th June 1884. The hall was renovated in 1974 with a kitchen added on. It is a two storey building although the first floor extends only to about a quarter of the whole building the main Lodge room itself is approximately 1600 sq. ft and of course there is in addition the front porch, the dressing room, kitchen, toilets, and a small lounge.

Items of interest in the hall consist of two tracing boards bought from George Kenning of London which date back to 1880. They are copies of the famous Harris Pattern boards, about 24in by 12in, framed with a black gloss surround. An old fashioned chair sits in the hallway, which belonged to Lodge No.19 and dates back to 1830. There is a framed picture of Sir Frederick Boyd, presented in 1899, whose family granted the grounds on which the hall stands. He was a member of Lodge No. 89 Ballycastle and Apollo Masonic Lodge, Oxford. The Apollo Lodge in Oxford was also the mother Lodge of the first Provincial Grand Master of Carey and Upper Dunluce, Rt. W. Bro. Walter Bishop Mant. The most interesting item in the hall is an old Scottish sword of great antiquity. It is thought to be the kind of weapon that was used at the battle of Culloden.

Address

56 Ann Street
Ballycastle
BT54 6AD

Ballymena Masonic Hall


District of Seven Towers and Massereene

The hall is located at The Pentagon a well known landmark in the town where 5 roads intersect and is beside The Adair Arms Hotel. There is no car parking at the hall but a major Public Car Park is available on the Ballymoney Road a short walk from the hall

Lodges that meet here

60 : Harp and Crown
meets each month on the 4th Thursday at 8.00 pm

96 : Stalwart
meets on the 1st Saturday in the months of February – April – May – September – October – November at 7.30 pm

149 : Abercorn Temperance
meets each month on the 3rd Monday at 8.00 pm

428: Harmony
meets each month on the 4th Monday at 8.00 pm

431: Prince Frederick William of Prussia
meets each month on the 2nd Monday at 8.00 pm

476: Seven Towers
meets each month on the 1st Friday at 8.00 pm (7.00 pm in February)

704: Ancient Blue Ahoghill
meets each Wednesday on or after the full moon – 8pm

775: Three Brothers
month on the 1st Tuesday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

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103 Mill Street
Ballymena
BT43 5AD

Ballymoney


District of Cary and Dunluce

The hall sits imposingly at the corner of the main street with its clock tower climbing into the sky. The hall is separated from the Masonic Centre which is two doors along to the left when leaving the hall

Lodges that meet here

57 : Ballymoney
meets each month on the 2nd Wednesday at 7.30 pm (6.30 pm in January)

330 : Ballymoney
meets each month on the 3rd Friday at 7.30 pm (6.00 pm in January)

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Ballymoney Masonic Hall is by far the most famous Masonic building in Carey and Dunluce. It has a long history and stands right in the centre of Ballymoney town at the top of Main Street and indeed houses the town clock tower. The present building was erected in 1755 by the Earl of Antrim. In its long history it has been used as a courtroom and a jail, a market house, a town hall, a library, a school, a place of worship for Roman Catholics and a Presbyterian Sunday school. It gained notoriety as a place of hanging during the United Irishmen’s rebellion of 1798. Two United Irishmen were hanged from the clock tower. The Masons of Ballymoney bought the hall in 1907 with a promise that the Council would look after the upkeep of the clock and clock tower. The building is a large three Storey construction of great architectural beauty with large arched windows and the clock tower attached to one end. The centre of the building is much higher than the rest of the building. The campanile now above the clock is in accordance with a continental design and there is a weather vane in the shape of a salmon. Inside on the ground floor there is a very large robing room and toilets. The first floor is approached by a winding stairway and here we have another large dressing room and the Lodge room itself, which is approximately 1000 sq. ft. The walls are panelled half way up to which is an extremely high ceiling and is very tastefully decorated and well fitted out with furniture and carpet. The first Lodge ever formed in Carey and Dunluce was in Ballymoney in 1743. It was Lodge No. 135. The Masonic bodies which sit in the hall today are two Craft Lodges, No. 57 and No. 330, one Royal Arch Chapter, one Council of Knight Masons and one Preceptory. The contents of the hall include a very nice box type Master’s chair made from old mahogany by John McElreavy in 1817, at a cost of £20.00. In the anti room hangs the only three proper tracing boards in Carey and Dunluce. They are 3.5 ft. wide 6 ft. high and are painted on canvas and were presented in 1908. They are a most beautiful example of tracing boards. On the stairs there is a large heavy carved wooden coat of arms of the McDonell family, who were the Earls of Antrim.

There are also various glass cabinets holding Masonic medals and regalia, but for me the most precious thing in Ballymoney hall is an Illuminated Album presented to a Worshipful Brother Robert Adarns in 1923 for his services to Lodge No. 57. The album consists of thick wooden pages decorated with colourful scripts and designs; it has 18 water-colour paintings of all the places of beauty in North Antrim by the Irish artists Carey and Thompson. Adjacent to the Hall, on the 17th June 1995, a foundation stone was laid by the Right Worshipful Provincial Grand Master, R.J. Thompson and on the 7th of December 1995 a new Masonic Centre was opened by The Most Worshipful Grand Master, D.H. Templeton. Thanks to Irish Masonic Records v3

Address

2 Charlotte Street
Ballymoney
BT53 6AY

Broomhedge


District of Lisburn

Lodges that meet here

335: Star of the North
meets each month on the last Saturday at 7.00 pm

742 : Deramore
meets each month on the 3rd Monday at 7.30 pm

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55 Halfpenny Gate Road
Moira
BT67 0HW

Broughshane


District of Seven Towers and Massereene

The hall is on the right hand side of the main street in the village when travelling from the Ballymena direction. There is no car park and limited on street availability.

Lodges that meet here

246: Broughshane
meets each month on the 2nd Monday at 8.00 pm

493 : Patrick
meets each month on the 4th Tuesday at 8.00 pm

1020: Thiepval Memorial
meets each month on the 3rd Monday at 8.00 pm

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53 Main Street
Broughshane
Ballymena
BT42 4JP

Bucknaw


District of Seven Towers and Massereene

The hall is located on the left travelling from Ballymena/Broughshane toward Carnklough just after passing The Half Way House Public House on the right

Lodges that meet here

194: Bucknaw
meets Monday on or after the full moon at 8.00 pm

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148A Carnlough Road
Broughshane
Ballymena
BT43 7JW

Bushmills


District of Cary and Dunluce

From the square take the road for the Giants Causeway and the hall is a short distance along on the right.

Lodges that meet here

414: Royal Blue
meets each month on the 1st Friday at 7.30 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

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Bushmills, where Whiskey has been distilled since 1608 and Masons have practiced their strange rituals since 1764, when the first Warrant No. 414 was granted to the town of Bushmills.

Sir Francis E. MacNaughten donated the site in the centre of the town and the other two Bushmills Lodges, No. 48 and No. 414, then helped raise the balance of funds and the new hall was built. Of these three original Warrants that met in the district, only Bushmills No. 414 still survives.

The hall is a single storey building, although there was once a balcony when the hall was used for concerts and other forms of live entertainment. Indeed it was probably the only Masonic Hall that had its own Band, which was formed from the Members of No. 414 and No. 87 and was known as The Freemasons’ Band. This band was finally disbanded by Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim, who in those days took a very dim view of the whole affair. The hall today is in a very good condition. The interior of the hall consists of an entrance hall, cloakroom, stores, toilets and a lovely little licensed lounge bar, one of only two in the area of Carey and Dunluce. The only other licensed club is in Ballymoney. The Bushmills Lodge room is very tastefully decorated throughout. There is a glass cabinet in the hall with several Masonic jewels, and there are pictures and newspaper cuttings framed on the walls to record important occasions in the history of the lodge. The original silver trowel used in the laying of the foundation stone in 1879 is on display. Thanks to Irish Masonic Records v3

Address

148A Carnlough Road
Broughshane
Ballymena
BT43 7JW

Cairncastle


District of Larne

Lodges that meet here

788: Cairncastle
meets on Friday on or before the full moon at 7.30 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

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122 Brustin Brae Road
Cairncastle
Larne
BT57 8QA

Carareagh


District Cary and Dunluce

Lodges that meet here

374 : Carareagh
Carareagh meets each month on the 2nd Monday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August – September

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Carareagh No. 374, was granted its Warrant on the 5th of November 1855. This is the smallest hall in Carey and Dunluce and measures 17ft by 29ft on the outside walls. It was built in 1872 and is a one storey semi detached building, pebble dashed with what it known locally as Ballycastle dash, which is a light gravel washed into the nearby coastline, close to Ballintoy Harbour. The building consists of a small entrance porch and main hall which seats about 45 at total capacity. Needless to say when this takes place the ritual that we Masons know as Perambulating the Lodge cannot be enacted. There are several items of interest in the hall including two beautiful old Masonic Beer Jugs inscribed “Carareagh Masonic Lodge No. 374”, dated 1898. They are very intricately designed with coloured Masonic symbols and the only other jugs like them that I know about are in the museum in Molesworth Street. There is a clear wine bottle with no date. It is a very curious ornament, filled with carved wooden Masonic symbols built inside the bottle as one would build a ship in a bottle. Other small items of interest include a soap stone carved in the shape of a horseshoe with Masonic symbols carved on it, including the compass and square. A silver level of great antiquity with a crudely carved Sun, a hand holding a trowel and a cable tow and of course a compass and square. There is also a very old collection of delft used by the Brethren many moons ago for a cup of tea or maybe something stronger, like some of the locally brewed poteen. Cararreagh was once noted for its tradition of having a goat tethered outside the front door of the Lodge Room.

Address

146 Causeway Road
Bushmills
BT57 8SX

Carnlough


District Seven Towers and Massereene

Driving through Carnlough, turn left at the harbour and follow signs for a Car Park. The hall overlooks the car park from the hill behind it.

Lodges that meet here

216 : Carnlough
Carnlough meets on Thursday on or after the full moon at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

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2 largy road
Carnlough
BT44 0EY

Carrickfergus


District South East Antrim

Travelling along the coast toward the castle turn left (or right) on the roundabout in front of the castle and follow the signs for the Railway Station. Turning left towards the Railway Station the hall is situated on the left hand side of the street.

Lodges that meet here

43 : St Patricks
meets each month on the 4th Friday at 7.30 pm with the exception of the months of July – Augustt

282 : Harmonie
meets each month on the 1st Tuesday at 7.30 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

313 : Chichester
meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday at 7.45pm

346 : J Heron Lepper
meets each month on the 3rd Wednesday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

900 : Fergus
meets each month on the 2nd Friday at 7.30 pm (5.30 pm in March)

1014 : St. Nicholas
meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday at 7.45 pm

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2A Victoria Street
Carrickfergus
BT38 8AQ

Chatham Hall


District Cary and Dunluce

Lodges that meet here

152 : Chatham Hall
meets each month on the last Monday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

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Chatham Hall Masonic Lodge No. 152. Warrant was granted on the 7th June 1810 and the present hall was built in 1933 and the foundation stone was laid by Rt. W. Bro. William Wallace, Provincial Grand Master. The hall has been restored to its former glory in recent years. This is a two storey building with an entrance hall, cloakroom, toilets and a large function room on the ground floor. The first floor consists of a small ante room and a very pleasant Lodge room. This hall is very popular among the Masons in the surrounding district, evident by the large crowds that attend installations and closing nights. . There are two small printed tracing boards of the second and third Degree; they are 18 ins. x 12 ins. and were by a Mr. William Reeves. The items of value in the hall are few; one item of interest is a cushion for the candidate to kneel for prayer which is beautifully embroidered with Masonic symbols and dated 5th December 1887. An old foundation stone built into the present building has on it Chattim Hall Thanks to Irish Masonic Records v3

Address

48 Ballykenver Road
Armoy
Ballymoney
BT53 8TR

Clough


Lodges that meet here

574 : Clough
Meets first Monday 8:00pm

769 : Shaw Memorial
Meets 3rd Monday 8:00pm

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Drumagrove Rd
North Ireland

Cogry


District South East Antrim

Corgy

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201 Rashee Rd
Ballyclare
Northern Ireland

CRUMLIN


District of Lisburn

Lodges that meet here

140 : Royal Blue
meets each month on the 3rd Friday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of June – July – August

616 : Langford
meets each month on the 1st Friday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of June – July – August

972 : Eastern Gate
meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of June – July – August

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55 Main Street
Crumlin
BT29 4UR

Crumlin Road


District of City

Lodges that meet here

Unless stated Lodges do not meet June, July or August
21 : Thomas Valentine
meets each month on the 2nd Wednesday at 7.30 pm

156 : Golden Pillar
meets each month on the 1st Tuesday at 7.30 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

253 : J Creed Meredith
meets each month on the 3rd Thursday at 7.15 pm

279 : Wheatfield Ashley
meets each month on the 3rd Monday at 7.00 pm

318 : James Chambers
meets each month on the 3rd Friday at 7.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

349 : J Pim Thompson
meets each month on the 3rd Wednesday at 7.30 pm

434 : B W D Montgomery
meets each month on the 1st Wednesday at 7.00 pm with the exception of June, July and August

544 : Edenderry
meets each month on the 2nd Friday at 7.30 pm with the exception of the months of July and August

545 : Duncairn
meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday at 7.30 pm

599 : Olive Branch
meets each month on the 2nd Tuesday at 7.30 pm

628 : Springfield
meets each month on the 4th Tuesday at 7.00 pm

632 : Kingsmere
meets each month on the 4th Monday at 7.30 pm

693 : Roselands
meets each month on the 4th Friday at 7.30 pm

740 : Holmlea
meets each month on the 2nd Wednesday at 7.30 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

825 : Excalibur
meets each month on the 3rd Thursday at 7.30 pm

831 : Major Rupert Stanley Memorial
meets each month on the 3rd Saturday at 4.00 pm

861 : Patterson – Cunningham Memorial
meets each month on the 4th Tuesday at 7.30 pm

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Freemasons’ Hall
95 Crumlin Road
Belfast
BT14 6AH

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CULLYBACKEY


District of Seven Towers and Massereene

Lodges that meet here

537 : Ancient Blue
meets each month on the 2nd Thursday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of June – July – August

492 : Maine Valley
meets each month on the 3rd Friday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

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The hall is on the right hand side of the main street opposite a large Spar Supermarket.

Address

103 Main Street
Cullybackey
Ballymena
BT42 1BN

DERRIAGHY


District of Lisburn

Lodges that meet here

88 : St John’s
meets each month on the 3rd Friday at 7.00 pm with the exception of the months of June – July – August

602 : St Patrick’s
meets each month on the 1st Friday at 7.45 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

803 : Woodland
meets each month on the 4th Friday at 7.30 pm with the exception of the months of June – July – August

960 : Quis Separabit

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43 Derriaghy Road
Milltown
Lisburn
BT28 3SH

DOAGH


District of Six Mile Valley

Lodges that meet here

317 : Union
meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

467 : Olive
meets each month on the 2nd Monday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

505 : Fisherwick
meets on the 1st Thursday in the months of March – June – September and December at 7.00 pm

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Travelling along the Templepatrick to Larne road turn left at the roundabout and follow the signs for Doagh. The hall sits on the right hand side of the road a short distance into the village

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16 Station Road
Doagh
Ballyclare
BT39 0QT

GLENARM


District of Larne

Lodges that meet here

45 : Glenarm
meets Thursday on or before the full moon at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of June – July – August

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Sitting on the main coast road through Glenarm the hall overlooks the small roundabout as the road turns right toward Carnlough.

Address

2 Toberwine Street
Glenarm
Ballymena
BT44 0AP

ISLANDMAGEE


District of Larne

Lodges that meet here

162 : St Johns
meets each month on the 2nd Wednesday at 7.45 pm with the exception of the months of June – July – August

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Turning off the main coast road for Islandmagee you approach a crossroads where you turn left for Ballylumford. This road lead straight to the hall approx three miles distant and clearly visible on the right hand side of a junction and gentle bend in the road.

Address

126 Brown’s Bay Road
Islandmagee
Larne
BT40 3TL

LARNE MASONIC CENTRE


District of Larne

Lodges that meet here

41 : Larne
meets each month on the 1st Wednesday at 7.45 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

175 : St Patricks Union (Relook)
meets each month on the 2nd Tuesday at 8 pm

501 : Olderfleet
meets each month on the 3rd Monday at 7.30 pm

514 : Magheramorne
meets each Thursday on or after the full moon at 7.45 pm

615 : Royal Larne
meets each month on the 1st Friday at 7.30 pm

706 : Unity
meets each month on the 3rd Friday at 7.30 pm

762 : Kilwaughter
meets each month on the 2nd Wednesday at 7.45 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

923 : Garryowen
meets each month on or before 1st Saturday in April – July – November and 2nd Saturday in February at 7.30 pm

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Larne Masonic Centre
Mill Brae
Larne
BT40 2BZ

LIGONIEL


District of City

Lodges that meet here

128 : Anchor
meets each month on the 4th Wednesday at 7.30 pm with the exception of the months of June – August

513 : Friendship
meets each month on the 2nd Saturday at 2.30 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

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Address

The Glen
343 Ligoniel Road
Belfast
BT14 8DQ

LISBURN


District of Lisburn

Lodges that meet here

Unless stated Lodges do not meet June, July or August

103 : Hiram’s Ancient Band
meets each month on the 4th Wednesday at 7.30 pm and on the 3rd Wednesday in December

112 : City of Lisburn Installed Masters
meets on the 2nd Friday in the months of March – May – September and November 7.00 pm.

121 : Lisburn
meets each month on the 2nd Tuesday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

178 : Lisburn
meets each month on the 2nd Friday at 8.00 pm

267 : St George’s
meets each month on the 3rd Friday at 8.00 pm

489 : Thomas Campbell Memorial
meets each month on the 1st Monday at 7.45 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

565 : Solomon’s Band
meets Thursday on or before the full moon at 7.45 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

667 : Rechab
meets each month on the 1st Friday at 7.30 pm

680 : Strathearn
meets each month on the 3rd Thursday at 7.30 pm

783 : Stewartstown
meets each month on the 2nd Tuesday at 7.30 pm

811 : Lisburn
meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday at 7.45 pm

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Lisburn Masonic Hall
11 Belsize Road
Lisburn
BT27 4AL

MOYARGET


District of Cary and Dunluce

Lodge, No. 280 Moyarget. This Lodge was granted its Warrant on the 1st March 1821. The hall built 1961 for a cost of £2868.00. The hall was dedicated on 30th September 1961 and is a modern building with toilets, kitchen, cloakroom, hall, ante room and main Lodge room, which measures 800 sq. ft. It is oil heated and the Brethren take great pride in its upkeep, doing something every year to improve the fabric and comfort of the hall. Being a relatively new building it has not many contents of interest or of any value. The original foundation stone of the old hall has pride of place in front of the Master’s dais and the Dedication Stone has been built into the wall of the ante room. Amongst the Lodge treasures are the original hand painted pine Ballot box, an engraved Waterford goblet with Masonic symbols dating back to the 1840’s and in the main hall is the silver trowel used by Rt. W. Bro. Rupert Stanley in 1961 to lay the Foundation Stone. This trowel was given to Ark Lodge No. 10, Belfast by Rt. W. Bro. Stanley’s widow and they, in turn, returned it to Moyarget. It now has pride of place on the back wall of the Lodge room. One other Memorial in the Lodge room is to the memory of W. Bro. Johnny Moore, Lodge Secretary between the years 1970-1978, who was brutally murdered on his farm along with his sheepdog and a pet lamb, as a result of a terrorist landmine. On the walls of the Lodge room are W. Bro. Moore’s M.M. Certificate and his P.M. Certificate. On the west wall is a collection of photos of the dedication of the hall taken by the late Rt. W. Bro. Harry Irwin, who had been the photographer on the day.

Thanks to Irish Masonic Records v3

Lodges that meet here

280 : Moyarget
meets each month on the 1st Tuesday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August – September

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127 Moyarget Road
Ballycastle
BT54 6HL

PARKGATE


District of Seven Towers and Massereene

Lodges that meet here

776 : Parkgate
meets each month on the 2nd Thursday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

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Freemasons’ Hall
44 Hollybank Road
Parkgate
BT39 0DL

PORTGLENONE


District of Seven Towers and Massereene

Lodges that meet here

450 : Portglenone
meets each month on the 4th Friday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

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22a Ballymena Road
Portglenone
BT44 8BN

PORTRUSH


District of Cary and Dunluce

Portrush, is the best situated hall in Carey and Dunluce for it is close to the towns of Portstewart and Coleraine, a densely populated district known as the Triangle Area. The hall is close to a large car park. It was dedicated on Monday, 18th September 1924 by the Provincial Grand Master, Brother J.H. Stirling for Union Lodge No. 1008, who were granted their Warrant on the 1st April 1813. The hall looks from the outside as though it is a two storey building when in fact there is a caretaker’s flat, which has now become derelict. The ground floor consists of an entrance hall, cloakrooms a toilet and a large dining hall. In this dining area there is a display case. As you proceed up a very grand wooded staircase past a most beautiful coloured leaded window, matched by others in the Lodge room itself, you enter the hall from a small ante room where the door opens into the grandest Masonic temple in the Carey and Dunluce area. It reminds us what a rich man’s club room would have looked like 70 years ago. The interior of this room is richly decorated, furnished to capacity with the best furniture available. It has many fine pieces of interest. To give you some idea about its contents, in the glass cabinet are two tunic buttons from The First Volunteer Lodge, No. 620 Dublin, dating from the 1798 rebellion. These buttons are reputed to have belonged to that famous United Irishman, Henry Joy McCracken.

Thanks to Irish Masonic Records v3

Lodges that meet here

607 : Shalman
meets each month on the last Thursday at 7.30 pm (meets 2nd Thursday in December and meets at 6.30 pm in January) The Lodge does not meet in July and August

1008 : Union
meets each month on the 1st Monday at 7.30 pm

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Freemasons’ Hall
20 Dunluce Street
Portrush
BT56 8DN

RANDALSTOWN


District of Seven Towers and Massereene

Lodges that meet here

539 : Shanes Castle
meets each month on the 1st Tuesday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of June – July – August

598 : Randalstown
meets each month on the 1st Thursday 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of June – July – August

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Freemasons’ Hall
2 Portglenone Road
Randalstown
BT41 3BE

ROSEMARY STREET


District of Seven Towers & Massereene

Lodges that meet here

PGL
The Stated meeting of Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim are held at Rosemary Street in February and in November or December. Provincial Grand Lodge visits the North Antrim area for the April meeting and the South Antrim area for the September meeting.

218 : The Antrim Lodge of Installed Masters
Lodge 218 has a travelling Warrant, meeting in various halls throughout the Province at 7.00 pm, on the 3rd Friday in March, the 3rd Wednesday in May, the 2nd Friday in October and the 1st Wednesday in December. Generally the May meeting is in North Antrim and the December meeting in South Antrim The Lodge is attached to the District of Seven Towers & Massereene

914 : Quaerere Verum
Meets March, May, September and November. Dates vary.

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The Provincial Grand Lodge Hall at 15 Rosemary Street in the centre of Belfast is the Headquarters of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Antrim. In the continuing atmosphere of rising costs it has become more difficult to maintain the hall as a viable proposition and Lodges are now generally accommodated in Arthur Square hall. Consideration is being given to the future of the hall and apart from selling this historic part of Masonry in Belfast, other alternatives are being sought in order to maintain it as a Masonic Hall.

STRAID


District of Six Mile Valley

Lodges that meet here

276 : Straid
meets Wednesday on or before the full moon. The Lodge does not meet in the months of July and August

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Freemasons’ Hall
22 Seskin Road
Straid
Ballyclare
BT39 9NG

TEMPLEPATRICK


District of Six Mile Valley

Lodges that meet here

160 : St Pauls
meets each month on the 1st Tuesday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August

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Freemasons’ Hall
918 Antrim Road
Templepatrick
BT39 0AT

VOW FERRY


District of Cary and Dunluce

Vow Ferry got its name from a ferry that conveyed passengers across the River Bann. Vow Ferry was granted Warrant No. 17 on the 12th October 1839. The current hall is a two storey building built in 1905 with a slated roof and dashed painted outer walls it has been renovated in recent times. The ground floor consists of an entrance hall, a pool room, toilets and a large function room of approximately 1800 sq. ft. The stairway leading to the ante room and the Lodge room are all panelled in mahogany coloured sapele timber. The Lodge room itself is approximately 1000 sq. ft. and seats 55 around the walls and if required could seat up to 85 and still leave plenty of room to carry out the ritual. One very nice feature of the room is the ceiling which is panelled in oak timber, the shape of the outer roof. The only item of interest in the hall is the Master’s Chair, which is intricately carved with Masonic symbols painted on. The seating in the Lodge room is strange in that they are upholstered bench type seats, each bench having six wooden arms and a man of broad girth would have difficulty getting in between the arms. There are no more items of interest or any great value in this hall except one very important fact: it was in this hall where the greatest Formula One motorcycle road racer of all times, Joey Dunlop, became a Master Mason.

Thanks to Irish Masonic Records v3

Lodges that meet here

17 : Vow Ferry
meets each month on the 1st Friday at 8.00 pm with the exception of the months of July – August – September

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Freemasons’ Hall
122 Vow Road
Ballymoney
BT53 7NU

Whiteabbey Masonic Centre


District of East Antrim

Lodges that meet here

161 : Edenmore
meets each month on the 1st Friday at 7.30 pm

180 : Abbey
meets each month on the Last Wednesday at 7.45 pm

393 : Grosvenor
meets each month on the 3rd Friday at 7.30 pm

427 : Sir Crawford McCullagh
meets each month on the 3rd Thursday at 7.30 pm

461 : Westland
meets each month on the 3rd Saturday at 6.30 pm

512 : Andrew Henderson
meets each month on the 4th Tuesday at 7.45 pm

619 : Sure and Steadfast
meets each month on the 1st Tuesday at 7.30 pm

636 : Sholom
meets each month on the 3rd Wednesday at 7 pm (5.00 pm in January) with the exception of the months of July – August – December

645 : Harmony
meets each month on the 4th Friday at 7.30 pm

672 : Ardmoyne
meets each month on the 2nd Wednesday at 7.30 pm

711 : Richview
meets each month on the 2nd Monday at 7.30 pm

751 : Cavehill
meets each month on the 4th Thursday at 7.30 pm

763 : Liscoole
meets each month on the 3rd Tuesday at 7.30 pm

814 : Abbots Cross
meets each month on the 2nd Tuesday at 7.30 pm

824 : Gilliland
meets each month on the 1st Wednesday at 7.30 pm

845 : Cloughfern
meets each month on the 1st Monday at 7.30 pm

865 : Jubilee
meets each month on the 1st Saturday at 7 pm with the exception of the months of February – July – August – December

993 : Whiteabbey Past Masters
meets on the 3rd Monday in the months of March – June – October December at 7.00 pm

999 : Fern
meets each month on the 1st Thursday at 7.45 pm with the exception of the months of March – July – August

1012 : St Andrews
meets each month on the 2nd Thursday at 7.30 pm

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Whiteabbey Masonic Centre
51 Monkstown Avenue
Newtownabbey
BT37 0EB

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