New members are always welcome. Freemasonry is proud of its philosophy and practice of "making good men better".

 

There is a popular misconception that to become a Mason one needs to be invited to join. In fact the reverse is true - a longstanding convention within Freemasonry is that it is the potential candidate who should do the asking! 

 

However, to join Irish Freemasonry you must meet certain qualifications and be accepted by a Lodge.


- Applicants must reside in the Island of Ireland

 

- Candidates must be 21 years of age or more

 

- Only individuals believed to be of good character are considered for membership

 

- A potential member must be respected in his neighbourhood and local community

 

If you know a friend or neighbour who is a Mason and you have a notion of joining, just ask him. He will be delighted to talk with you as all Masons are proud to be members of their own Lodge.

 

If you do not know a member then send an email to one of the addresses below stating:

 

- Your name in full

- Postal address
- Landline telephone number
- A brief explanation of why you wish to become a Freemason
 
 

Larne and surrounding areas: secretary@olderfleet501.com

 

Greater Belfast Area and elsewhere in Northern Ireland: info@arthursquare.org

 

Republic of Ireland: office@freemason.ie

 
In due course a member of staff from Freemasons' Hall will contact you and hopefully will be able to provide you with the name of the Secretary of a Lodge near to you.
 

Your name will then be put before the Lodge. A representative or committee (of perhaps two or three) will talk to you to ascertain that you are a man of good character and that you believe in God. The committee will report its recommendation back to the Lodge. A vote will be taken and, if found acceptable, you will be on your way to being a fully fledged Mason and you will have joined the oldest global brotherhood in the world.

 
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