36th Ulster Division Memorial Association
Apprentice Boys of Derry
Confederation of Ulster Bands
Democratic Unionist Party
Grand Lodge of Ireland
Independent Loyal Orange Institution
Progressive Unionist Party
Ulster Volunteer Force Memorial Regimental Band Association.
Traditional Unionist Voice
Ulster Bands Association
Ulster Defence Union 1893
Ulster Unionist Party
Here are some details of centenary events supported by the Unionist Centenary Committee and others not supported and we are glad to advertise. Any not listed let me know please. Please do your best to support and attend these occassions where possible.
From 18 September to 6 October the Exhibition Gallery welcomes David McCallion from War Years Remembered with a new exhibition covering the lead up to the events of 28 September 1912–Ulster Day and its significance for Ireland.
Both exhibitions are free admission and welcome visitors from Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm.
6th September. A talk on the Ulster Covenant and Monaghan will take place in Monaghan County Museum on Thursday 06th September at 8pm. Admission is free and the speaker is Dr David Hume who is director of services at the headquarters of the Orange Instittion in Ireland. The talk is in association with Clogher Historical Society. Almost the entire adult Protestant population of Co. Monaghan signed it.
8th September. Enniskillen County Fermanagh will mark Carson's arrival for the beginning of the Covenant trail.
Here is an update as to what you can expect in Enniskillen next saturday , approx 12 floats, vintage vehicles, the three main Unionist parties, our re-enactment group will feature Carson, Craig and Fred Crawford, we will have musical entertainment on stage from the White Ensign Group, dancers and singers prior to the service of thanksgiving, a large number of Brethren and Sisters have indicated they will be on parade and an associated exhibition will take place in Fermanagh Unionist Hall, Regal Pass during the run up and during the day itself! I hope you are all planning to attend and keep spreading the word to ensure an even bigger turnout than we are expecting. PLEASE ALSO REMEMBER THE EARLIER STARTING TIME OF 1.30pm and we are now assembling and finishing at the WELLINGTON CAR PARK ( beside enniskillen castle) ample public car parking is available in the area close to the Castle.
8th September. The 100th Anniversary Exhibition of the signing of the Ulster Covenant, Ballyrobert Orange Hall. Belfast Road, Bangor.
3pm to 8pm - See 3 great collections over 4000 items Home Rule Memorabilia, British Army Staybright Cap Badges and British Formation Signs and TRF'S from WW1 = 2012 and a fabulous collection of Canadian Insignia.
Refreshments available, experts on hand to identify and value your items.
Your chance to sign and keep a facsimile copy of The 1912 Ulster Covenant. Ballyrobert was one of the original signing places of the Covenant.
8th September. Ulster Covenant Day 100 years on in Lisburn City Centre - 11am to 4pm. Meet the re-enactors who will arrive in a period car.
10th September. The 36th (Ulster) Division Memorial Association will commemorate 100 years since the formation of the Young Citizen Volunteers of Ireland. This event will take place in Belfast City Hall.
14th/15th September. Covenant to the Somme Exhibition. Duncairn Community Centre, Tigers Bay, Belfast.
North Down are holding a “Signing of the Ulster Covenant Centenary Celebration Parade” on the 22nd Sept 2012. All Orange Lodges, Bands and Somme Associations province wide will be invited. The parade will leave Regent House School @ 10am. The parade will go through Newtownards and finish at the Somme Centre. There will be representatives doing speeches i.e. Community Leaders, Women's groups, Councillors, MLA's plus others. A tour of the Somme Centre will be included along with a 2012 resigning of The Ulster Covenant. There will be a BBQ and a Tour of the New Covenant Room available.
22nd September. 2pm. Orange parade & Open day, Hackham Orange Hall, Adelaide South Australia. This event will include an act of remembrance, a talk on the Ulster Covenant as well as the Charlie Armstrong Memorial Flute Band for entertainment.
21st-28th September. Spectrum Centre, Shankill Road will host an exhibition focussing on the Ulster Solemn League & Covenant.
23rd September. A special religious service will be held at St. Annes Cathedral Belfast to mark the centenary of the Ulster Solemn League & Covenant.
23rd September. Limavady will hold a religious service using the same running order as Ulster Day 1912. Also on Saturday 28th September in the town there will be a new Covenant themed arch unveiled along with a re-enactment of the signing and an Orange Order parade.
26th September. Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland Soul of a Nation concert, starts at 8pm which will tell the story of the Covenant in music, songs and prose. Tickets are £10 and are on sale from the Ulster Hall box office.
27th September. County Armagh UCC will host a Covenant parade/event similar to that at Portadown in June. More details to follow.
28th September. The Unionist Centenary Committee has commissioned an evening of entertainment to recall the emotional events in the Ulster Hall on the eve of Ulster Day 1912. Furher details as well as tickets for this event can be obtained from the following links:
28th September. Randalstown will host a Covenant parade at 7pm followed by a re-enactment of the signing. Organised by Randalstown Cultural Awareness Association. This parade is an open invite to ALL Loyal Orders as well as the public to join in and walk.
29th September. In many ways the 'main event' as far as the Ulster Covenant is concerned. The U.C.C. have organised a re-creation of the signing of the Ulster Solemn League & Covenant. This event will take place at Belfast City Hall and we encourage as many people as possible to come along and witness this historic re-engagement with our past. A large parade will depart City Hall and make its way to Parliament Buildings at Stormont. More details to follow.
6th October. Liverpool will host its own Covenant parade. More details to follow