IN PICTURES: Thousands turn out for Royal Black Institution parades

Sir Knights smile through the showers during the Last Saturday parades in Limavady on Saturday. 32154KDR
Sir Knights smile through the showers during the Last Saturday parades in Limavady on Saturday. 32154KDR

Thousands of members of the Royal Black Institution have taken part in parades at six locations across Northern Ireland on the “last Saturday” in August

The largest event was in Newtownards, Co Down, where 5,000 people took part along a four-mile route.

The County Londonderry Grand Black Chapter leading the Royal Black Preceptory parades in Limavady on Saturday. 32187KDR

The County Londonderry Grand Black Chapter leading the Royal Black Preceptory parades in Limavady on Saturday. 32187KDR

Meanwhile supporters also gathered to watch the other parades held in Larne, Ballymena, Cookstown, Donemana and Limavady.