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Mark Thompson

Talking Ulster Scots

Mark’s hometown of Ballyhalbert in Co. Down proved to play a significant influence on his life, “everyday whenever we got out of bed you opened the curtains and on a clear day, you could see Scotland”. It was at th...

Ulster Scots Agency Folk Festival

The 2006 festival.

July 29th, 2006 was the day Rosemount Estate in Greyabbey celebrated the 400th anniversary of the settlement of the Hamilton and Montgomery families in Ulster. The rapid development of the Ards and north Down was d...

Dawn Of The Ulster Scots

A celebration in Donaghadee.

A rainy day did not prevent people from all over Ulster having fun day out. The Ulster Scots Agency organised a celebration in Donaghadee recounting the arrival in 1606 of pioneering Ayrshire lairds James Hamilton ...