Understanding the Ulster Covenant

Understanding the Ulster Covenant

Ulster-Scots Community Network

This publication examines a crucially important event in Ulster history - the signing of the Ulster Covenant in 1912. It considers three aspects of the Covenant’s history:

  • firstly, it explores the origins and background to the Ulster Covenant;
  • secondly, utilising the text of the Covenant, it explains why Ulster Unionists opposed Home Rule in the years before the Great War;
  • and finally, it briefly describes the events of Ulster Day, 28th September 1912.