6 September 2012: Ulster Covenant conference

Ulster_CovenantThe Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Eamon Gilmore TD, travelled to London on Thursday 6 September, where he delivered an address at King’s College London, opening an academic conference entitled “The Ulster Covenant 1912 – 2012″. The conference was organised by the Irish Studies Seminar group in cooperation with the Embassy of Ireland, and was supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Reconciliation Fund, in the context of the Government commemorative programme 2012 –2022.




Speaking in advance of his visit, the Tánaiste said ‘it is notable that the academic conference on the Ulster Covenant is taking place in London, complementing activities already underway in Ireland, North and South. It is an important reminder of the shared nature of our history, and is indicative of the kind of cooperation which I hope will be a feature of commemorative activities over the decade ahead.’


Details of the conference can be found here. 


From History Ireland: The Ulster covenant.


Listen to the History Ireland Hedge School: ‘The Ulster Covenant 1912: An exercise in democracy or reaction?’


Or watch the recording here.


Explore the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) online exhibition on the Ulster Covenant.

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