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1912-1914 Home Rule Crisis

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1912-1914 Home Rule Crisis

The Home Rule Crisis, 1912 - 1914

This section features a wide range of printed political material, postcards and posters, badges, letters and photographs and firearms. It covers emergence of leadership by Carson and Craig, creation of a Unionist mass-movement, propaganda and a paramilitary army called the U.V.F., formed from the Unionist Club movement. This also includes creation of a provisional government, formation of women’s organisations, signing of an Ulster Covenant in 1912, the ‘gun-running’ of smuggled weapons in 1914.

This section also includes material reflecting reactions of Nationalists to the Unionist campaign, focusing on the role of John Redmond, Joseph Devlin, the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the emergence, structure and arming of the Irish National Volunteers.

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McQueen's Aiming Teacher

McQueen's Aiming Teacher

McQueen's Aiming Teacher. folded card : outer has 3 strips of card rivetted on : black circle : strip of black card with cut out circle, V and U notch...

Programme for Unionist Demonstation, Bangor

Programme for Unionist Demonstation, Bangor

Programme for Unionist Demonstation, Bangor. printed one side in blue : badge of Unionist Clubs in red and blue : hymns, resolutions. Inscription : UN...

Ulster Demonstration Against Home Rule

Ulster Demonstration Against Home Rule

single sheet folded, printed both sides : cover blue, red and yellow : photographs of leading unionists in oval vignettes : inside printed in blue : p...

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet. hand bill, printed both sides : quotes from sermon by Rev. Gerald O'Nolan at St.Malachy's, 1st December 1912. Inscriptio...

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet

Political Broadside Pamphlet. single sheet, folded, printed both sides : reprints letter from Doc. Edward Thompson of Omagh to Asquith, giving his opi...

Political Adhesive Label

Political Adhesive Label

Anti-Home Rule Sticker. Margins on right and bottom and top : at bottom pair joined with third joined on top right : perforations : blue head and shou...

UIster Unionist Demonstration 1912

UIster Unionist Demonstration 1912

printed in blue : cover yellow with badge as 1892 convention, date changed : 19 numbered pages : stapled : portraits and biographies of Bonar Law, Car...

We Will Not Have Home Rule

We Will Not Have Home Rule

Anti-Home Rule postcard, view of crowds at Balmoral in front of covered platform. Ulster Will Fight Series 1. Inscription : "WE WILL NOT HAVE HOME RUL...

Unionist Club Programme

Unionist Club Programme

Unionist Club Programme. single sheet folded, printed in blue both sides : list of officers and committee on back. Inscription : WINDSOR AND STRANMILL...

Song Sheet for Ulster Hall Demonstration, 1912

Song Sheet for Ulster Hall Demonstration, 1912

Song Sheet for Ulster Hall Demonstration, 1912. single sheet folded, printed 3 sides in double column. Inscription : ULSTERMAN : LAND OF HOPE AND GLOR...

Unionist Club

Unionist Club

Unionist Club Membership Card, dated 1912. Single sheet folded, printed in blue both sides : cover red, blue and gold badge, crowned circle with union...

Programme for Celebration of Anniversary of Ulster Day

Programme for Celebration of Anniversary of Ulster Day

Programme for Celebration of Anniversary of Ulster Day. cover in blue and red, rest blue : single sheet folded printed both sides : cover roses, shamr...

Programme of Anti-Home Rule Demonstration

Programme of Anti-Home Rule Demonstration

Programme of Anti-Home Rule Demonstration. single sheet folded, printed both sides : photographs of leading unionists in oval vignettes : inside progr...

Pamphlet Ballad

Pamphlet Ballad

Pamphlet Ballad. on yellow paper : 4 sheets folded, printed both sides, staple : cover head and shoulders photograph of Edward Carson : inside 98 vers...

Political Adhesive Label

Political Adhesive Label

Anti-Home Rule Sticker in stamp style. margins on right and bottom : perforations : black border, yellow background, white shield with red hand. Inscr...

Pamphlet Ballad

Pamphlet Ballad

Pamphlet Ballad. on orange paper : 2 sheets folded, printed both sides, staple : cover head and shoulders photograph of Edward Carson : inside 98 vers...

Christmas Card

Christmas Card

Christmas Card. folded card with paper insert : cover printed with Unionist Clubs badge in blue, red and gold, relief : bound with red white and blue ...

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

Bonar Law (centre), Carson (right) and unknown gentleman (left) leaving railway station....

Sir Edward Carson KC MP

Sir Edward Carson KC MP

Lantern slide portrait of Sir Edward Carson. Clearly wearing his Unionist Clubs of Ireland membership lapel badge....

Home Rule

Home Rule

Pro-Home Rule postcard showing a small boy in green coat holding 'Home Rule' plaque on shore with traditional 'Irish' symbols including the Irish wolf...

Lantern slide

Lantern slide

Men and boys marching together in formation, with banners carried by those in the distance....

Document, Ulster's Solemn League and Covenant

Document, Ulster's Solemn League and Covenant

This copy was signed by Fred H. Crawford, Chlorine Gardens & 20 Mill Street, Belfast, at the City Hall, Belfast 3.45 p.m. Saturday 28th September 1912...

Mr Churchill Sends a Message to Ulster

Mr Churchill Sends a Message to Ulster

Postcard featuring ‘Mr.Churchill sends a message to Ulster,' drawing of Bangor of British troopships allegedly being sent to help quell Ulster on 26th...

Ulster Unionist Demonstration 1912

Ulster Unionist Demonstration 1912

Ulster Unionist Demonstration 1912 badge with pin fastening. Inscribed "UNION IS STRENGTH ULSTER UNIONIST DEMONSTRATION 1912". Attached to the bar a w...

UVF East Down

UVF East Down

UVF Hospital Armband. East Down 2....

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