• Fermanagh Regiment U.V.F. returns 1913
    November 4, 2014

    The fight for Ulster in Fermanagh

    Long before the Ulster Covenant, Unionism across Ireland was beginning to contemplate that to prevent the imposition of Home Rule, methods outside the...
  • Memorial image to Thomas Hughes V.C.
    May 20, 2014

    The Great War in County Monaghan

      By July 1914 tension in County Monaghan was very high. Over two years of organisation by Unionists had established 2000 Volunteers in the Count...
  • Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union memebrs card
    October 26, 2013

    Irish Unionist Volunteers…. outsid...

    In 1886 the muster roll of an Orange anti- Home Rule Army was released to newspapers across the British Isles and Empire. The exercise was largely a p...
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    October 15, 2013

    Mourne men’s stand for Union

    In 1886 a full muster roll was released to the media detailing the organisation of an Orange Army that would be mobilised in the event that Home Rule ...
  • HQ Armband
    September 19, 2013

    Organising an Army…. the armbands ...

    The Ulster Volunteers were a truly massive Force, with almost 100,000 men and women in the ranks of its main body and its various special units when c...
Fermanagh Regiment U.V.F. returns 1913

The fight for Ulster in Fermanagh

Long before the Ulster Covenant, Unionism across Ireland was beginning to contemplate that to prevent the imposition of Home Rule, methods outside the realm of politics would be needed. As…

Memorial image to Thomas Hughes V.C.

The Great War in County Monaghan

  By July 1914 tension in County Monaghan was very high. Over two years of organisation by Unionists had established 2000 Volunteers in the County Regiment of the Ulster Volunteer…

Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union memebrs card

Irish Unionist Volunteers…. outside Ulster?

In 1886 the muster roll of an Orange anti- Home Rule Army was released to newspapers across the British Isles and Empire. The exercise was largely a paper one with…

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Mourne men’s stand for Union

In 1886 a full muster roll was released to the media detailing the organisation of an Orange Army that would be mobilised in the event that Home Rule was imposed…

HQ Armband

Organising an Army…. the armbands of the U.V.F.

The Ulster Volunteers were a truly massive Force, with almost 100,000 men and women in the ranks of its main body and its various special units when combined. Not surprisingly…

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The Star of County Down…. Banbridge and District’s Anti Home Rule Army

Lying on the River Bann, the town of Banbridge is one of the largest in County Down, taking its name from the bridge built in 1712. Its position in staunchly…

Springhill House, headquarters of the second battalion South Londonderry UVF

South Derry 2nd Battalion U.V.F…. ‘Men of good courage’

Today the 17th Century Springhill House is one of the finest National Trust properties in Northern Ireland. In 1913 however it was the seat for a very different cause and…

3rd Battalion Regimental Colour

South Downs’ Hilltop Volunteers… the Rathfriland U.V.F.

Not surprisingly given its Plantation origins, the County Down hill top town and district of Rathfriland has a long association with Irish Unionism, Loyalism and Orangeism. That association did not…

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Mid-Tyrone stands firm against Home Rule

At the Balmoral Review, men from Tyrone impressed the massive crowds with their military bearing and discipline. They had been training to ensure they were fully prepared in the event…

City of Derry Regiment Ulster VOlunteers

The Maiden City Volunteers

The demographic shape of several areas has changed dramatically since the introduction of the Third Home Rule Bill in 1912. Few places illustrate this as well as the historic walled…