We Perish If We Yield

Everyone in Northern Ireland is anticipating the commemoration of the 1912 Ulster Covenant (WP | Slugger) next weekend (September 29th). The board above marks the occasion, featuring, in the middle third, a reproduction of a famous photograph of Edward Carson making the first signature. The full text of the Covenant is included in a mural on Thorndyke St.

This board is on N Howard St, facing the ‘Lest We Forget’ mural (and in summer 2012, the Families Against Supergrass Trials banner) on Spier’s Place. There was a similar board, celebrating the covenant across the street in the previous decade. This board (above) takes the place of Rita Duffy’s photography-based piece for International Women’s Day, which has moved to the Cupar Way “peace” line. The plaque was added after the main picture was taken (perhaps at the same time as a sequence of plaques – see Say It With Guinness: “This mural was dedicated by Alderman Hugh Smyth OBE on Friday the 21st September 2012 to commemorate the centenary of the signing of Ulster’s Solemn League and Covenant”.

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Copyright © 2012 Extramural Activity
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X05200 2012 Covenant Hugh Smyth info+

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Copyright © 2012 Extramural Activity
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text: X00622 100 years of solemn league and covenant, edward carson, saturday 28th september 1912, we will not have home rule, the lions of ulster, 2012

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