Local history talks continue

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Ballymoney Borough Arts Committee’s new series of local history talks by popular historian S. Alex Blair continues on Thursday 20 February.

In this month’s talk, The Planter and the Gael: Together in Ulster Speech, Mr Blair continues to delve into the complex story of the Planter and the Gael.

The Gaelic language still exerts a big influence on the sound and colour, rhythm and texture of our Ulster speech. However the speech is basically the English which the Planters brought to our northern province. It mingles with the Gaelic in an interesting and colourful harmony which is recognised beyond our shores.

This is a talk full of humour which will give us a better understanding of the way we speak and help us to appreciate the united heritage we have in the words and phrases we use each day.

The series concludes on Wednesday 19 March with Planter Identity: The Work of the Rev Dr W F Marshall.

All talks take place at 8pm in Ballymoney Town Hall. Admission £2 includes refreshments.

This is a Cultural Crossings event promoted by the Provost of the Coleraine Campus, University of Ulster, in partnership with Causeway Coast Arts.