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The Hamely Tongue

  • Wednesday 26 sept / Documentary
  • 7.30pm, reservation recommended, VO subtitled in English, 52mins
  • Admission free

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Directed by Irish language activist Deaglán Ó Mocháin, this unusual film argues for a nuanced perspective on Ulster Scots, considered by some to be merely a dialect. Produced in 2010, The Hamely Tongue follows narrator Seimí MacAindreasa, a native Irish-speaker from Belfast. From meeting those who have been promoting the language for years to others who have recently become interested in the culture it encompasses, he brings us on a full journey through modern day Ulster Scots.

A short discussion will follow the screening.