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International Women's Day - Sister Hazel West

Sis. Hazel West was County Grand Mistress of County Fermanagh in the 1930s, and is noted as having been first woman to speak at a Twelfth demonstration in the county in 1930, along with Mrs Hermon of Necarne Castle.

She was also Deputy Grand Mistress of Ireland.

In 1922, she famously used her boat, The Pandora, to help British Soldiers protect Belleck and the border from the IRA.

In 1958 the Sister Hazel West Memorial Orange Hall was opened at Mullens, Co Donegal. The Hall was built with a £2,000 bequest left by Mrs West for the purpose.

A local lodge was also named in her memory, Sister Hazel West Memorial LOL No. 225.

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