Saturday, September 17, 2011

East Belfast commemorations next weekend

While centenaries are often focussed around big events – beginnings and endings – there are many steps on the journey that will sometimes stick out enough to be remembered.

In the run up to the centenary next September of the 1912 signing of the Ulster Covenant, many organisations, publishers and broadcasters will be marking events along the way.

Next weekend, a number of groups are getting together to mark the large demonstration that James Craig organised at his East Belfast home in September 1911 to demonstrate to Edward Carson the level of opposition to Home Rule and to Edward Carson.

Timetable of events in East Belfast in September 2011 to mark events that preceded the signing of the Ulster Covenant

Organised by Pottinger Historical and Cultural Society, East End Great War Society, East Belfast Titanic Festival, Somme Association, Cosy Somme Association. With assistance from Ulster Scots Agency.

Expect more events to mark the Titanic, Ulster Covenant, establishment of UVF, Irish Volunteers and Irish Citizen Army, Larne gun-running, start of WW1, Easter Rising, Battle of the Somme, death of Roger Casement, and lots, lots more in months and years to come.

(In case you find it hard to track down, Craigavon House can be found on Circular Road in East Belfast!)

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