Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 22 July 2014

Festival event to discuss legacy of the Ulster Covenant

Sir Edward Carson puts the first signature on the Ulster Covenant at Belfast City Hall. 28/9/1912

The Mill at Conway Street is hosting the annual Frank Cahill event as part of the west belfast festival Feile an Phobail .

This year it marks the centenary of an seminal event in the history of Ireland - the signing of the Ulster Covenant.

At the event on the Monday, in the Mill Theatre, four panelists will discuss the importance and the legacy of the Ulster Covenant.

The panelists are Tom Hartley (Sinn Fein councillor & historian), Eamonn McCann (activist and writer), Aodan Mac Poilin (Gaelic scholar & Director of the Ultach Trust) and Lesley Veronica (Chief Examiner for History for CCEA).

The discussion will be chaired by Dr Myrtle Hill from Queen's University Belfast, an academic and writer. A question and answer session will follow.

The discussion will continue over a glass of wine in the Mill Yard. The event starts at 7:30pm and admission is free.

When and where?

The Legacy of the Ulster Covenant Monday August 6, 7.30pm

Frank Cahill Memorial Lecture, The Mill Theatre, Conway Street, Belfast

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