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Episode 9

Duration:
30 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 29 May 2011

Historian Roy Ferguson is in Rathfriland, there's a BBC Ulster-Scots website launch in Donaghadee Library and there's poetry from Robert Dinsmoor.

  • Series 26 Episode 9

    The small town of Rathfriland in County Down has a really interesting history from its connection with the highwayman ‘Captain Moonlight’ to the infamous Hellfire Club and the town’s World War 2 remnants. Andy Mattison finds out more from local historian, Roy Ferguson.

    Kist attends a launch of the BBC Ulster-Scots website in Donaghadee Library. The presentation includes information about the online resources; a talk by staff from the University of Ulster; and news of the BBC First Click campaign which aims to get new users ‘clicking’ with confidence.

    To mark BBC’s ‘Wild Week Live’, Gary Blair reads an extract from “To A Sparrow”, written by the 19th century poet, Robert Dinsmoor.

  • Historian Roy Ferguson

    Historian Roy Ferguson

  • The World War 2 pillbox in Rathfriland

    The World War 2 pillbox in Rathfriland

  • Some of the audience members at Donaghadee Library

    Some of the audience members at Donaghadee Library

    For more information about the John Hewitt Online Collection or the BBC First Click campaign - see links at top of page.

  • Reader Gary Blair with presenter Anne Morrison-Smyth

    Reader Gary Blair with presenter Anne Morrison-Smyth

  • Booklet - The Ulster-Scots & New England

    Booklet - The Ulster-Scots & New England

    This booklet contains a potted history of the poet Robert Dinsmoor, who wrote the poem 'To a Sparrow' - which is read by Gary Blair on the show.

    'The Ulster-Scots & New England' by Alister McReynolds is published by the Ulster-Scots Community Network. For more information see link at top of page.

  • The inspiration behind Robert Dinsmoor's poem - a sparrow

    The inspiration behind Robert Dinsmoor's poem - a sparrow

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