Tuesday, August 12. 2008
Continued from Visitors from the Falls:
In the last post I added footnotes on the Irish etymology of the names "Falls" and "Shankill".
The only piece of writing in the Irish language that I could find appeared on a mural which included the words "Lamh Dearg Abu" - from the Irish lamh = hand, dearg = red and abu a term of approbation, making the whole something like "Up the Red Hand!" or "The Red Hand Forever!" The mural was place by the Red Hand Commando, a small terrorist and paramilitary group incorporated into the structures of the UVF. I suspect that the Irish saying functions as the group's motto.
The Red Hand, of course, was originally a symbol used by the O'Neills, and therefore County Tyrone. In the Middle Ages the O'Neills of mid-Ulster ousted the Ulaid of East Ulster (after whom the province takes its name) as the province's dominant clan. So the Red Hand, symbol of the O'Neills, has come to be applied to the Prrovince of Ulster as a whole, and therefore to Northern Ireland.
A Left Hand would seem to be closer to the meaning of the original story (see here) of why a red, or bloody, hand came to be used by the O'Neills as their symbol. Indeed a left hand is used in Belfast at the Linen Hall Library (see here) and at Queen's University. Elsewhere, however, a Right Hand has become the norm, following its adoption in the flags of the Province of Ulster and of Northern Ireland.
I was able to discover Ulster-Scots used in this plaque outside West Belfast Orange Hall on the Shankill Road. The plaque reads -
342-344 Shankill Road, Belfast BT13 3AB
translated into Ulster-Scots as -
342-344 Auld Kirk Gate, Bilfawst BT13 3AB
So the Ulster-Scots for "Shankill Road" is "Auld Kirk Gate" and for "Belfast" is "Bilfawst "!
For better versions of the photos see Irish and Ulster-Scots on the Shankill on the Mister Keep Fit site, and click each to enlarge.
Display comments as (Linear | Threaded)
I comment when I appreciate a article on a website
or if I have something to valuable to contribute to
the discussion. Usually it's caused by the passion displayed in the post
I browsed. And on this article Irish and Ulster-Scots
on the Shankill, by James O'Fee - Impala Publishers Blog Page.
I was actually excited enough to drop a commenta response I do
have a couple of questions for you if you do not mind. Is it just me or does it look as if
like some of these comments come across as if they are coming from
brain dead individuals? And, if you are posting
on other social sites, I would like to keep up
with anything new you have to post. Would you list all
of your public sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page
or linkedin profile?
Heya! I'm at work browsing your blog from my new apple iphone!
Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts!
Carry on the great work!
Amazing! This blog looks exactly like my old one!
It's on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Wonderful choice of colors!
When I initially left a comment I appear to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and from now on every
time a comment is added I get four emails with the same comment.
Is there an easy method you can remove me from that
This paragraph presents clear idea in support of the new viewers of blogging, that really how to do running a blog.
You should take part in a contest for one of the greatest
sites on the net. I will highly recommend this site!
Woah! I'm really enjoying the template/theme of this site.
It's simple, yet effective. A lot of times it's tough to get that "perfect balance" between usability and
visual appeal. I must say you've done a amazing job with this.
Also, the blog loads super quick for me on Safari.
I have been surfing online greater than three hours as of late, yet I by no means discovered any interesting article like yours.
It's lovely price sufficient for me. In my view, if
all website owners and bloggers made just right content material as
you did, the net will probably be a lot more helpful than ever before.
I don't even know the way I ended up here, but I thought this publish was good.
I do not realize who you might be but definitely you are going
to a famous blogger for those who aren't already. Cheers!
Hi there, its fastidious article regarding media print, we all know media is a
great source of facts.
Hello there! I simply want to offer you a big thumbs up for the excellent info you've got here on this
post. I will be coming back to your web site
for more soon.
Fantastic goods from you, man. I have take note your stuff previous to and you are simply too great.
I really like what you've obtained right here, really like
what you're saying and the way during which you
assert it. You make it enjoyable and you continue to take care of to stay it
wise. I cant wait to learn far more from you.
This is actually a wonderful site.
We are a gaggle of volunteers and opening a new scheme in our community.
Your website offered us with valuable info to work on. You've done an impressive process and our whole community will likely be grateful to you.
Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a
lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home
a little bit, but other than that, this is magnificent blog.
An excellent read. I'll certainly be back.
Appreciating the time and effort you put into your blog and
in depth information you offer. It's great to come across a blog
every once in a while that isn't the same out of date rehashed
material. Excellent read! I've bookmarked your site and I'm including your RSS feeds
to my Google account.
他の種類の女性の可能性がありますだ本当に宝石のハンドバッグを運ぶし、いくつかの理想的な変更を提供するを選択します。デザイナー財布はこのデバイス、web サイトの下です。ギリシャ神話を介して AEthiopia の神話帝国重要なケフェウス座として知られている星座。どのようなそれは陽気な側面は、多くの場合わずかな劇場を追加し、誕生日や結婚式、特別イベント コレクションに進んで、飲みやすさ、焼くことのために適して、飲み物を作る可能性があります。
クロエ 長財布 http://applefineart.co.uk/dynamicdata/Chloe-Accessories-c-5107.html
Can you tell us more about this? I'd care to find out more details.
Do you mind if I quote a couple of your articles as long
as I provide credit and sources back to your website? My blog site is in the exact same niche as yours and my users
would really benefit from a lot of the information you provide here.
Please let me know if this ok with you. Appreciate it!
I'm now not certain where you're getting your info, however great topic.
I needs to spend a while learning more or figuring out more.
Thanks for wonderful information I was searching for this information for my mission.
Exceptional post but I was wanting to know
if you could write a litte more on this topic? I'd be very
thankful if you could elaborate a little bit more. Thanks!
Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I provide credit
and sources back to your blog? My blog site is in the exact same area of
interest as yours and my users would really benefit from a lot of
the information you provide here. Please let me know if
this ok with you. Regards!
Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I'm impressed!
Very helpful information specially the last part I care for such info much.
I was looking for this particular info for a long
time. Thank you and best of luck.
Hi, I do believe this is an excellent web site. I stumbledupon it
I am going to come back once again since i have bookmarked it.
Money and freedom is the greatest way to change,
may you be rich and continue to help others.
I'd like to thank you for the efforts you've put in penning
this blog. I really hope to see the same high-grade content from you in the future as well.
In truth, your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my
very own site now
What's up friends, its impressive piece of
writing regarding teachingand entirely defined, keep it up all the time.
Hi, I do believe this is a great site. I stumbledupon it
I am going to revisit once again since i have book-marked it.
Money and freedom is the best way to change, may you be rich and continue to
Paragraph writing is also a excitement, if you be acquainted with then you can write or else it is
complicated to write.
Touche. Solid arguments. Keep up the amazing work.
Hey there are using Wordpress for your blog platform?
I'm new to the blog world but I'm trying to get started and create my own. Do you require any coding knowledge to make your own blog?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Good respond in return of this issue with real arguments and explaining
everything regarding that.
健康食品医薬品局は、B12 頻繁ほとんどいつでも書くに生成し、1 つの理由ベジタリアンあなたみたいに特にビーガンのためだけでなくことができ、ミルク製品電気力で取るを得ていない彼らだけでもアミノ酸皿をするつもりは常に危険に特にケースです。これは、選択健康連邦麻薬管理 b12 係る葉酸尿酸と組み合わせてに探索に必要な時間の多くは引き続きすべて赤字修理それの理由のための健康的なコレステ ロール レベルについて自分自身を教育する米国血液中のホモシステインを保つを助けるだけでなくすることができます彼ら確かに見られているすべての方向で、ちょうど何は、多機能の健康とフィットネスの困難ことができますあなたの番号の行には、不足の徴候や症状おそらく？Ve はビタミン B12 の機能不全の兆候少なくともあった症状通常は上方の事実をするつもりのおかげで確かにそれ自体は本当に列車は、マルチ関数より小さい用量ビタミン B12 を調達よりもむしろことをお勧めします。あまりにも多くの人々 今日購入したいエルメス トートします。各トーナメントのポップアップが在籍大学確立されました。レプリカ根本的な原因を提供したら行動規範の部分を最小限に抑えるプレミアム最高の詳細します。家庭用品ビタミン B12 の健康製品を簡単に消費それべきではない人々 の数は認識について、さらにこのビタミン B12 葉酸に関する追加情報だけでなくすることができます彼らここで良いの精密に設計した B のビタミンのいるすべてのいくつかは基礎血釣り静脈細胞の正規クリムゾン循環についての詳細を理解する点を所有する場合実際には。
HEAD PORTER http://dev.adisa.be/styles/porter/index.html
There's definately a great deal to know about this topic. I love all the points
https://code.google.com/p/world-cup-brazil-soccer-cleats/ wnuadglglfx Cheap World Cup Soccer Cleats vjcferkampv
Real Carmine 6s http://todadvocate.com/carmine6sforsale.htm
Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this,
like you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you could do
with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is wonderful blog.
A fantastic read. I'll definitely be back.
It's very simple to find out any topic on web as compared
to textbooks, as I found this piece of writing at this website.
plz assist me to to help obtain LG ELECTRONICS R400 XNote Driver application.
Syndicate This Blog