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Tyrone marks ‘The Twelfth’ – traffic and parking info

Tens of thousands are expected in Beragh, Clogher and Cookstown today as the Orange Order in Tyrone prepares for its biggest day of the year.

A series of smaller feeder parades are ongoing this morning ahead of the major demonstrations at the three locations, which are expected to embark at around noon.

Traffic diversions are in place for each of the areas for local and through traffic.

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CLOGHER

Despite hosting one the North’s smaller main Twelfth demonstrations, Clogher’s parade is expected to have the biggest impact on traffic.

Around 23 bands will set off at 12.15pm from Station Road, through Main Street to Ballagh Road, before returning at 4.15pm. Around 5,000 people are expected in the village.

The A4 road through Clogher will close from 10.15am this morning.

Diversions will be in place at the Ballygawley roundabout. Motorists wishing to travel from Enniskillen to Belfast and vice versa are advised to use the A5, via Omagh.

BERAGH

In Beragh, the PSNI has advised that no parking will be permitted along the main parade route through the village.

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Some 54 bands and up to 8,000 spectators are expected for the parade, which will leave the assembly field on Cooley Road at 12.30pm, heading along Main Street to the assembly field on Moylagh Road.

The return leg will off from 4pm and include the Donaghanie Road.

A number of official car parks will be provided on the Cooley Road, Donaghanie Road, Moylagh Road and Fountain Street in the grounds of Beragh Swifts Football Club.

COOKSTOWN

Motorists are also warned of traffic disruption in and around Cookstown today.

The local district LOL will parade at around 10am, with the main demonstration, including 54 bands, setting off from Grange Road at noon.

The route will include Tullywiggan Road; Dungannon Road; Killymoon Street; Church Street; Chapel Street; Loy Street; James Street; William Street; Oldtown Street; Milburn Street; Moneymore Road and to East Circular Road for the demonstration field.

The return leg of the parade will embark from 3.45pm.

The PSNI has advised that traffic approaching Cookstown from the Moneymore direction will be diverted close to the end of the dual carriageway to Churchtown village and then into Cookstown and along Westland Road and onto the Omagh Road before turning towards Sandholes for those wishing to travel towards Dungannon.

Traffic from Dungannon direction will follow the opposite route diverted via Annagh Road.

In Fermanagh, the Twelfth parade in Lisbellaw will see traffic travelling from Enniskillen to Belfast diverted via Tempo, Fintona and the A5. Belfast to Enniskillen bound traffic will be diverted at the Ballygawley roundabout via Omagh.

John Street treated to a rendition of The Sash for the #Twelfth. pic.twitter.com/YAYAhDNPFJ

Early Twelfth feeder parade in John Street, Omagh

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