John Coulter lays into the Ulster Scots movement arguing that in over identifying with a Scottish rather than an Irish cultural idiom, they are reinforcing the otherness of Ulster protestants. Far better, he argues, “to see the formation of a Protestant Gaelic League, with classes in Irish for Protestants set up in the network of Orange Halls across the North”. The spirit of Ballinahinch reborn?
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