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Rathlin group

Words apart


Four islanders on the words and phrases they believe are unique to Rathlin and where they might have come from.


Loughlin McQuilkin

Name: Loughlin McQuilkin
Age: 81
Lives in: Rathlin island
Lived here: All my life
Born in the area? Yes
Description of own accent: General English with some words and saying from Rathlin
Languages other than English: Speak and understand a little Irish

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James McFaul

Name: James McFaul
Age: 55
Lives in: Rathlin island
Lived here: All my life
Born in the area? Yes
Description of own accent: Rathlin
Languages other than English: No

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Scud on

When y'r ma wanted her drap o' tay, ye knew y'd better scud on...

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