Hello agus fáilte
Pól Ó Muirí
Hello agus fáilte to this blog or, if you speak Irish, blag. I am the Irish-Language Editor of The Irish Times and it is my hope to use this space as an extra service to the many people who read Irish and, indeed, to those who don’t. The Irish Times prints three articles a week in Irish which are posted on-line and I hope this blog will complement that work by offering a forum to discuss some of the issues raised and also to give some space to the many events which do not make it in to Tuarascáil due to the pressure on space. The blog will be in English for the most part and will take a look at life, language and liathróid láimhe.
As to the name, Ultach, means Ulsterman but also “burden” when spelt in the lower case. As I am from
Belfast and live in Co Armagh, it seemed appropriate. Don’t say you weren’t warned.