No Hope Here – Ulster Today

One month ago we reported

the Ulster History Circle (UHC), with funding from the Ulster-Scots Agency, was erecting a Blue Paque for United irishman Jemmy Hope on March 24.

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Located in Mallusk Cemetery, the plaque was attacked and smashed sometime on Monday evening last.
broken hope plaque
Chris Spurr, UHC chairman: The smashing of this plaque represents a form of censorship, which the Ulster History Circle utterly condemns.
ulster history society
Our plaques celebrate and inform, and until this wilful act, they have been welcomed everywhere. It is all the more sad that the shattered plaque bore the uplifting name of Hope

no hope here

Well we knew that, didn’t we?


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