Well so I witnessed my first Orange Parade today in Belfast. They reported that up to 30,000 marchers were expected as it is a coming together of all the unionists, loyalists and what nots, and I'm inclined to believe it as there seemed no end to them. I had to cross the road and ran between the marchers on Donegall Sq in front of City Hall which apparently you are not supposed to do. I almost replied 'It's a free country' but then it's not, is it.
Every Irish person should experience it at some point, and you'll be even more grateful for the 26 counties we at least have.