Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Donegal stages Ulster Covenant exhibition

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

An Irish government minister has opened an exhibition on the Ulster Covenant at the Donegal County Museum in Letterkenny.

Dinny McGinley, Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, opened the display as part of a wider initiative in Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan to commemorate the centenary of the Ulster Covenant.

Public lectures and exhibitions have been organised to explore the history and legacy of the 35,000 people in those three counties who signed the Ulster Covenant — 17,000 in Donegal alone.

Minister McGinley said the signing was a “defining moment”, adding: “It is important that we remember the ordinary men and women in every corner of Ulster who signed the covenant.”

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