Mourne Masonic Lodge No. 696 Annalong.

The Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of Mourne Masonic Lodge No. 696 welcome you to their website.


Lodge 696 is warranted on the roll of the Grand Lodge of Ireland in the Province of Down.


We hope you enjoy your visit here and look forward to you visiting us on a regular basis.



The accompanying Memorial for a Warrant.

The accompanying Memorial for a Warrant was laid before Lodge 144, Lodge No. 142, Lodge 377 at their stated communications held on 26th day of March 1945, 13th day of March 1945 and on the 17th day of April respectively.


When it was resolved that the same be recommended to the favourable consideration of Grand Lodge.

Annalong Fish Night.

The Lodges' October communication plays host to the annual "Annalong Fish Night".


This is a spectacular feast of seafood that is donated by the members of the Lodge. "Annalong Fish Night".


This event has become well renowned in the local Masonic calendar and is looked forward to with great anticipation by members and visitors alike.



On Saturday 1st June 2013 eighteen brethren and supporters of Mourne Masonic Lodge No. 696 Annalong climbed Slieve Donard to raise money for R.W. Bro. Brewster’s Ovarian Cancer Appeal.  
Slieve Donard is a 2,789 ft mountain in the Mourne Mountains, County Down, and is the highest peak in Northern Ireland.  

The day’s events were organised by W. Bros. John Kearney and Glynn Hanna. Bill and David Nixon of Mourne Mountain Rescue accompanied the group during the ascent of Donard and the trip back to Annalong.

Laura Mitchell sister of our Senior Warden Bro. Glyn Mitchell climbed Slieve Donard in place of Glyn who had been taken seriously ill three days before the climb.
The group met at 7:00am at Dinny Water just above Annalong and progressed along Hamilton’s Lane until we reached the Mourne Wall and continued en-route to the foot of Slieve Donard. We proceeded to climb the steep approach of the mountain to the summit.
Climbers at the summit
The photograph shows the climbers taking a well earned break after reaching the summit of Slieve Donard before they begin the return leg to Annalong a round trip of nine to ten miles. On their arrival back to Annalong Masonic Hall at 1:00pm they were welcomed by R.W. Bro. Harold Henning and other Lodge members on their safe arrival for refreshments.