Fionntán and the Fadgies
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TG4 will broadcast a documentary on Belfast’s forgotten Irish speakers at 9.30pm tonight – Scéal na Fadgies. The Fadgies were native speakers from Omeath, Co Louth, who lived and worked in the city in the 1850s and 1860s and the programme’s presenter, Doctor Fionntán de Brún of the University of Ulster, will look at their influence on the city’s culture. Have not seen the prog but have heard de Brún lecture on this fascinating subject before. A progamme not to miss, imho.