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Malachi O'Doherty

Why Ulster Scots of today doesn’t reflect language of my father

Malachi O'Doherty


His dialect was more of a code — and it didn’t need protection

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In the absence of agreement at Stormont, Westminster intervened over Ulster Scots and Irish language legislation

In the absence of agreement at Stormont, Westminster intervened over Ulster Scots and Irish language legislation

Seamus Heaney was known to use Ulster Scots

Seamus Heaney was known to use Ulster Scots

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In the absence of agreement at Stormont, Westminster intervened over Ulster Scots and Irish language legislation

My father Barney Dordy was a native speaker of Ulster Scots. His speech was full of words and expressions that I never heard at school.

His mother was a native Irish speaker from Fanad in Donegal.


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