"History is past politics, and politics present history." John Robert Seeley

"The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see." Winston Churchill

"What we have to learn to do, we learn by doing." Aristotle


Image Gallery: Pursuit of Sovereignty & Impact of Partition, 1912 – 1949



The Ulster Solemn League & Covenant, signed by over 200,000 male Unionist was designed to show the widespread anger and refusal of Unionists to accept Home Rule in Ireland.
There was also a Ladies’ Solemn League & Covenant.
Edward Carson signing the
Solemn League & Covenant (1912)
The formation of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF) in 1913 showed just how seriously Unionists viewed the threat of Home Rule and how determined they were to oppose it.
Eoin Mac Neill, co-founder of the Gaelic League & prominent Nationalist argued for the establishment of a Nationalist militia, similar to the UVF in the north, to safe-guard Nationalist interests. This led to the formation of the Irish Volunteers

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