Ulster Scots

Ulster-Scots Language Collection

Linen Hall Library

The Library’s collection of Ulster Scots material dates back to 1810 with the publication of Andrew McKenzie’s Poems and Songs on Different Subjects. A comprehensive archive of periodical material relating to the Ulster Scots language and dialects of Ulster is currently being compiled, and constantly updated. As part of the Linen Hall Library’s Languages of Ulster programme, a new sequence of book ...

BBC Northern Ireland Archive

BBC Northern Ireland Archive

The BBC Northern Ireland Archive is a comprehensive collection of archive material previously broadcast by and/or originating from the BBC in Northern Ireland, since its establishment in 1924 to the present day. It consists of some 8,000 radio programmes (c 1924-c 1999), 500 cans of film (c 1959-79), the BBC NI Press Office Collection of approx. 10,000 publicity photographs and negatives, press re ...

Slip Archive of Dialect Items

National Museums NI, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Slip archive of dialect items initiated by Belfast Naturalist Field Club in 1951, continued by Museum's late curator of language, Brendan Adams, and forming the basis of the 'Concise Ulster Dictionary' (Oxford University Press, 1996). The collection is still being augmented.

Northern Ireland Place Name Project Sound Archive

Northern Ireland Place-Name Project

Collection of sound recordings and associated transcripts compiled by the Northern Ireland Place name Project at Queen's University Belfast. Established in 1987, the Northern Ireland Place Name Project was set up to "research the origin of all names of settlements and physical features in Northern Ireland appearing on the Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 scale map; to indicate their meaning and to note an ...

UFTM Library and Document Archive

National Museums NI, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

The Library and documentary archive of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum has been accumulated to support the various subjects and collecting interest of the Museum. These include, domestic life and architecture, transport, textiles, folklore, local history, language and culture. The Library has a book collection of some 25,000 volumes and holds two hundred periodical titles. The document archiv ...

Sir John Byers Collection

National Museums NI, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Collection of Ulster Dialect items manually recorded by Sir John Byers, c 1890-1910, and examples of proverbs and sayings (dialectal and otherwise) and folklore. The material was collected by Byers, a medical doctor, out of personal interest in this subject area and was recorded from the dialect content of the speech of his patients and from items found in the local press, in particular the Ballym ...

Ulster Dialect & Linguistic Diversity Archive

National Museums NI, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

Unique assemblage of books, wordlists, research papers and notes etc relating to the study of Ulster Dialect and the process of dialect collection. This collection consists of material gathered together by a variety of interested individuals and institutions including Sir John Byers, Professor R.J. Gregg, R H Montgomery, T.G.F. Paterson and Brendan Adams. It comprises research notes and recordings ...

Ulster Folk & Transport Museum Archival Collections

National Museums NI, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

The Archives maintained by the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum have been collected to support the collecting remit of the museum with special reference to folk life and transport. Overall the archival collections consist of over half a million items. They cover subjects such as air, land and sea transport, settlement and dwelling, crafts, costume and textiles, agriculture, working life, community l ...

Northern Ireland Place Name Project Database

Northern Ireland Place-Name Project

Research database containing information compiled as part of the Northern Ireland Place Name Project from 1987 onwards and based at Queen's University Belfast. The database consists of details recording all place-names and locations shown on the 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey map of Northern Ireland and the names of townlands, civil parishes and baronies for Counties Antrim, Armagh, Down, Derry, Fermana ...

UFTM Sound Archive

National Museums NI, Ulster Folk & Transport Museum

The brief of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum is to record and preserve the way of life, past and present, of the people of Northern Ireland. The contents of the Museum’s Sound Archive reflects this brief, comprising mainly oral history recordings made by curatorial members of staff and other interested persons, traditional Irish music, folk tunes and songs, recitals recorded by and at UFTM, c ...