Ulster-Scots Events in east Donegal
We visit Donegal at the launch of a new book of poetry by Sarah Leech.
Sarah, a weaver, lived about 200 years ago and wrote poems such as ‘The Wish’, read for us by Celine McGlynn, one of the co-editors of the collection entitled “Sarah Leech, the Ulster-Scots Poetess of Raphoe, Donegal”.
Celine gives an overview of Sarah’s life and reads “Resignation under Affliction”.
Jim Devenney of the East Donegal Ulster-Scots Association, tells Liam Logan that there are three launches taking place this week with an Ulster-Scots feel:
- a website http://www.eastdonegalulsterscots.com;
- the Sarah Leech event; and
- a programme of events around tuition.
They are also organising a Francis Makemie Summer School and a three-day festival in mid-June as well as a re-enactment of the Battle of Glenmacquin. (Broadcast: 2 Dec 2006)