Sunday, February 05, 2012

Ulster Covenant - cruises, Glasgow and Ballyclare

An excellent find here by Robert Campbell over at his blog The Bog Myrtle. Whilst the Ulster Covenant was signed by over 470,000 people on Ulster Day in September 1912, that same evening there were bonfires and illuminations along the coasts of Antrim and Down. An enterprising boat owner organised cruises on Belfast Lough from 9pm - 11.30pm. Robert has also posted here a very interesting Belfast News Letter report of Ulster Day in Glasgow. And, like me, he has found that his great-grandfather signed the Covenant in Scotland. Closer to home, from Robert's own back yard, he has posted this advert for Ulster Day events in Ballyclare.