THE TWELFTH celebrates
the Williamite victory of 1690 when the forces of William, Prince of Orange
defeated those of his father-in-law, James Stuart, at the Battle of the Boyne.
Celebrating the Williamite victory is not a 'sectarian coat-trailing exercise'.
The Twelfth is Europe's largest indigenous folk and cultural festival. Historically and
culturally, it inextricably links Ulster with Europe.
Read about the significance of the
Williamite victory in your own language. Click on the appropriate flag