Ards and the Ulster Covenant 1912 - 2012
22 September 2012 - 06 October 2012
Ards will mark the centenary of the signing of the Ulster Covenant this month, beginning with an historical talk on the significance of the event.
Dr David Hume MBE, historian and writer, will speak about 'The Covenant and its Legacy', charting the impact of the 28th September 1912, when half a million men and women added their signatures to the Ulster Covenant and Declaration, signifying their opposition to the transfer of power from London and Dublin.
Well-known for his involvement in and knowledge of the history and heritage of the Ulster-Scots, Dr Hume is a published author - his last book 'Eagle's Wings', a definitive history of the Ulster Scots people, was published last year to critical acclaim. He is also a regular media contributor, as well as speaker on Ulster-Scots history and related topics. In 2007, he was awarded an MBE for services to the community in Larne and Ballycarry, where he lives.
The evening lecture begins a programme from Ards Borough Council to commemorate the Covenant's centenary. Among the other events is a family day in Londonderry Park, Newtownards on Saturday 22 September, an exhibition in Ards Arts Centre (24 September to 6 October) and a community church service in St Mark's Church, Newtownards on the anniversary itself, Friday 28 September.
The historical talk takes place in the Town Hall Arts Centre on Monday 17 September 2012 at 7pm. Admission is free. To register for a place, please contact Ursula Mezza, Ards Borough Council, Tel: 028 9182 4021, E: email@example.com . For full details of the Ulster Covenant commemorative programme, contact Ards Tourist Information Centre, Tel: 028 9182 6846.
Telephone:+44 (0)28 9182 6846
Address: Ards Tourist Information Centre 31 Regent Street, Newtownards, Down, BT23 4AD