Posts Tagged ‘Ulster’

Retracing the Footsteps
of the Last Gaelic King
of Ireland in Rome

Why it’s time to reclaim the last days and figureheads of the old Gaelic world. ℘℘℘ Stories matter, so here’s a good one. Four hundred and ten years ago this November the last two living Gaelic lords of Ulster arrived in Rome, uncertain of their welcome and feeling physically spent. They were Rory O’Donnell formerRead more..

Northern Roots Southern Branches

Will a re-examining of the Ulster Scots advance the idea of a “pluralist society” or lead to further separation? ℘℘℘ Southerners like to say they are not like other Americans, and often base that claim on their characteristic ways of talking, storytelling, preaching, dancing and, above all, playing country music. But few of them realizeRead more..