Orange Demonstration in Dublin

Published: 1 July 1913

Dublin Orangemen gathered today at the Fowler Memorial Hall on Parnell Square. Colonel Maxwell presided, and there was a large gathering which filled the hall including a significant number of women. The hall was decorated with flags and the words ‘No Home Rule’ and ‘No Separation’ were a common sight.  Addressing the meeting the Rev J.C. Irwin stated that as he measured the political pulse that abounded, he was 'convinced that the foul act would not be perpetrated'. The Unionists of Great Britain, he claimed, were coming into line with Ulster. Its cause was their cause and, if need be, help stronger than sentiment would not be wanting on their part in the struggle that lay before them.

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