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Speaking out: Turas project’s Linda Ervine and (right) Ivor Reid

Speaking out: Turas project’s Linda Ervine and (right) Ivor Reid

Speaking out: Turas project’s Linda Ervine and (right) Ivor Reid

Ivor Reid once thought the only people who knew Irish were enemies and wore balaclavas - but now he is the star of an animated production promoting the language in east Belfast and beyond.

In the production, the dad-of-two talks about how his eyes and ears were opened after picking up the language, and learning the meaning and history of the place names all around him.

In Ivor's Story, released by the Turas Project and available on various social media platforms, he speaks about first getting involved with the Irish language, and how he discovered the meaning behind places like Knocknagoney, the Hill of the Rabbits, and Carryduff, Black Hugh's Quarter.


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