National Museums NI buy Carson uniforms at Dublin auction

The BBC reports that the ceremonial uniforms belonging to Sir Edward Carson, which Eamonn mentioned previously, have been bought at auction in Dublin for £43,000 by National Museums Northern Ireland. From the BBC report

“We are very pleased to have acquired these ceremonial uniforms,” said Dr Jim McGreevy, of National Museums Northern Ireland. “Sir Edward Carson was a formidable lawyer and one of the most prominent politicians of his time. He played a defining role in shaping our history. “The acquisition offers opportunities for the future display of the uniforms in appropriate historical contexts not least the forthcoming centenary in 2012 of the Ulster Covenant, an event already referenced in the Ulster Museum through the very pen used by Carson to sign the Covenant.”