Wednesday 19 February 2014

Short course on Ulster-Scots heritage starts 3 March

If you want to know more about your Ulster Scots heritage, there's an interesting short course programmed to start at The Auld House, Moneyreagh, Co Down on Monday 3 March.

Supported by the Ministerial Advisory Group – Ulster-Scots Academy, Castlereagh Borough Council will be the hosts for the 6-week 'taster' course. All sessions are to be held on Mondays, 7–9pm, with the last one, a celebration event with traditional Ulster Scots food and entertainment, taking place on 14 April.

The course will include the following topics:
  • Key periods and events in Ulster-Scots history
  • The Ulster-Scots language
  • The story of the Scots-Irish in America
  • Robert Burns and his continuing legacy
  • Ulster-Scots poets and writers
  • Ulster-Scots culture today
Cost: £12, to include all textbooks and handouts.

To find out more and to register your interest, email or phone John Beattie on +44 (0)28 9049 4563.