Professor R.J. Gregg Collection

Small collection of dialect items collected by Professor Robert J. Gregg (d. 1998) of Larne, Co. Antrim, an authority of Ulster Scots. This material comprises dialect items spoken by the Gregg Family of Glenoe, near Larne in East Antrim recorded by Professor Gregg during the 1950s and information on the Coolshinney dialect of Robert Lindsay, also collected by Professor Gregg.


Collection captures dialect items that may otherwise have been lost at a time when dialectal speech was actively discouraged in the education system. It also reflects ways of life and Ulster traditions that no longer obtain.

Physical characteristics

2 folders, c 1950s.

Description or Catalogue

Not catalogued although dialect items subsumed within specialised lexicographical database (supervision required)

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Added by Ulster Folk and Transport Museum | Last updated on: 08 February 2018