Arms were supplied free from Dublin to the orangemen while all Catholics were disarmed.
Their places were filled by five orangemen of the most determined kind.
orangemen, in the social and civil duties of life, are sterling and excellent men in general.
The report is that the orangemen are quite triumphant and insolent.
One hundred orangemen offered to march with arms to his relief and to the rescue of his crops.
The orangemen opened up with a storm of hisses and groans, which was responded to by the friends of Ireland with excited cheering.
Anyway, I have ascertained that the greater proportion of the orangemen were sober.
The anger of the orangemen left them as they gathered around.
But on Wednesday the orangemen, instead of being preceded by a hundred thousand citizens of Ulster, had it all to themselves.
On the other side, the orangemen, now heartily Unionist, rushed to arms.
secret society founded 1795 in Belfast to promote Protestant power in Northern Ireland, named for William of Orange (who became King William III of England and triumphed in Ireland at the head of a Protestant army at the Battle of the Boyne), of the German House of Nassau. His cousins and their descendants constitute the royal line of Holland.
The name is from the town of Orange on the Rhone in France, which became part of the Nassau principality in 1530. Its Roman name was Arausio, which is said in 19c. sources to be from aura "a breeze" and a reference to the north winds which rush down the valley, but perhaps this is folk etymology of a Celtic word. The name subsequently was corrupted to Auranche, then Orange. The town has no obvious association with the fruit other than being on the road from Marseilles to Paris, along which masses of oranges were transported to northern France and beyond. In this roundabout way the political/religious movement of Northern Irish Protestantism acquired an association with the color orange, the Irish national flag acquired its orange band, and Syracuse University in New York state acquired its "Otto the Orange" mascot.