Friday, January 1, 2010

The Ulster Covenant

In 1912, to oppose a Home Rule measure that was being debated in the British Parliament, more than a quarter million men in Northern Ireland signed a petition and held mass rallies. The signature of Thomas Morrison from Derryhale can be seen on the second section of the Covenant shown above. Women were not allowed to sign the Covenant but signed the parallel Declaration. In total, the Covenant was signed by 237,368 men, and the Declaration by 234,046 women. Thomas Morrison signed the Covenant in the churchyard of St. Saviour's, the Dobbin Church. {Click on each image to enlarge}.

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