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Foster Unveils Blue Plaque In Honour Of Thomas Sinclair
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First Minister Arlene Foster MLA joined the Ulster Scots Agency and partner organisations to unveil blue plaque honouring the achievements of Ulster Covenant author, Thomas Sinclair.

dn_screenThe unveiling was part of a series of projects being launched at an event at Sinclair Seaman’s Church.

The First Minister Arlene Foster said: “It is a privilege to honour the life of this remarkable man.

“I commend the work of the Ulster Scots Agency, the Ulster History Circle and all the organisations involved for their efforts to commemorate Thomas Sinclair’s unquestionable influence on Northern Ireland’s history.

“As author of the Ulster Covenant in 1912, during what was a turbulent time in Northern Ireland’s creation, Thomas Sinclair undoubtedly created a legacy that lives on today.

“He will long be remembered for his important contribution to business, politics and academia at every level at that time.

“I am delighted to be joined here today with descendants of Thomas Sinclair and to unveil this most deserved plaque in his memory.”

The plaque was erected on the side of the Sinclair Seaman’s Church which was built by Thomas Sinclair’s uncle John Sinclair in 1857.

The Ulster Scots Agency also launched the book ‘Thomas Sinclair, Ulster’s Most Prominent Citizen’ in partnership with the Ulster Historical Foundation at the event.