Published Sunday, 12 December 2010
Kirkpatrick Memorial Hall on the Donaghanie Road was broken into late on Friday night or in the early hours of Saturday morning.
A spokesperson for the Hall said the attackers set curtains alight and destroyed a number of fittings.
Cages protecting the windows were said to have been ripped out and 36 panes of glass smashed.
A statement from the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland on Sunday said the building has been targeted several times in the past, but that this attack was the most serious.
"An attack on an Orange Hall is a blatant attack on our culture and must be taken seriously by everyone in the community and by the relevant authorities," it said.
"This seems to have been a carefully planned attack and those responsible would have spent some time around the building.
"Anyone who saw people acting suspiciously around the hall should let the police know as soon as possible. The way to deal with these attacks is by helping the police catch the culprits and then it is up to the courts to deal properly the offenders."
Police have appealed for anyone with information on the attack to come forward.