Pól Ó Muirí
Ulster is one of those subjects guaranteed to get many Northerners – of all persuasions – hot under the collar. Is it a language? Is it a dialect? Does it even exist? TG4 will broadcast The Hamely Tongue – Cultúr Ceilte (The Hamely Tongue – A Hidden Culture) tomorrow (Wednesday 20th Jan) at 9.30pm. Producer Deaglán Ó Mocháin says that the programme is aimed at ordinary people with an interest in the subject and is made from the perspective of an Irish speaker: “We tried to be positive about the subject, something that is not too common at the moment.” The programme is in Irish with English subtitles.