The first known Lodge in Limavady was St Alban's 719, constituted in 1790. It is likely that an earlier lodge existed in the town and its known that Drummore Lodge No. 975 also met in the town from 1805 to 1844.
The Warrant of Lodge 719 was returned to Dublin in 1856 due to financial irregularities, but restored in 1860 in large part due to the efforts of George Given.
The foundation stone for Limavady Masonic Hall was laid on the 10th April 1900. The following year the new hall had been built and was officially dedicated on 10 January 1901 by his Grace The Duke of Abercorn KG, Most Worshipful Grand Master of The Grand Lodge of Ireland.
The architect was W.J. Given and the builder was a Mr James Wray of Limavady.
Renovations were carried out in in the mid-nineties and the refurbished hall was officially opened on 13 December 1996 by RW Bro. Harold Gough MBE, Past Provincial Deputy Grand Master of Londonderry & Donegal
Limavady Masonic Lodges
Three craft lodges currently meet in the hall and have welcomed a number of new members during the past year. If you are interested in finding out more about becoming a member please contact us via the on-line form.
St Alban's 719
Warrant issued 11 January 1860.
Meets on first Tuesday of the month at 8.00pm except July and August (no meetings) and January (Installation of officers - 7.00pm ).
Warrant issued 5 October 1903
Meets on 3rd Tuesday of the month throughout the year. (including July and August) at 8.00pm sharp, except February (Installation of officers - 7.00pm)
Wilson Memorial 910
Warrant issued 7 March 1991
Meets on second Tuesday on the month January to June and September to November at 8.00pm except March (Installation of officers - 7.00pm)
Other Masonic Bodies
Limavady Masonic Hall is also home to:-
St. Alban's Royal Arch Chapter No.719 -
Warrant issued 7 November 1902.
Meets at 8pm, 4th Tuesday in January, February, March, April, May June, September, October and November. Meets at 7pm on 2nd Tuesday in December for Installation of Officers.
Roe Valley Council of Knight Masons No.43.
Meets 4th Monday in September, October February at 8.00pm and on 4th Monday in April at 7pm for Installation of Officers.
Roe Valley Class of Masonic Instruction (Craft)
Meets 2nd Monday of the month except July and August. Come and learn the finer points of ritual, opening and closing a lodge, degree work and installation of officers.