Libraries NI has planned a programme of free events in libraries across Northern Ireland during September to mark the centenary of the signing of the Ulster Covenant.
The Ulster Covenant formed part of the unionist campaign against British government proposals to introduce Home Rule in Ireland. The Covenant was signed by 237,368 men. 234,046 women signed the declaration which was an accompanying promise of support on 28th
The Ulster Covenant was a truly impressive demonstration of the resolve of early twentieth-century Ulster unionists to remain citizens of the then United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Covenant also demonstrated a spontaneous solidarity in defence of that Union.
Patricia Walker, Specialist Manager Heritage & Digitisation with Libraries NI explains:
“2012 year marks the 100th
anniversary of the signing of the Ulster Covenant in 1912 and the purpose of this programme of events is to mark the anniversary of what was a crucially important event in Ulster history.
“An array of events will be held in libraries across Northern Ireland, admission is free and everyone is welcome to come along and find out more about the Ulster Covenant, through talks, exhibitions and presentations.”
Ask for details in your local library or check our website at www.librariesni.org.uk
about all events being held to mark The Ulster Covenant 2012.