Gordon McCoy, ULTACH gave a recent talk in Newry City Library on Protestants and the Irish Language - Past and Present. Pictured are some of the people who attended the event. Included back from left: Colin Moffett, Treasa Mhic Aoidhbuí, Tomás MacGráinne, James McCartan and Eamonn Ó Gribin. Front: Joan Magee, Newry Library;  Ursula Mhic An tSaoir and Gordon McCoy.Gordon McCoy from ULTACH gave a recent talk at Newry City Library on Protestants and the Irish Language, past and present.

Topics included the history of Irish speaking in Protestant communities, past and present factors that inhibit Protestant/ Unionist interest in the language and what young Protestants think of the language today.

The event attracted a capacity crowd who listened with interest and contributed their own thoughts on the matter.

ULTACH is a Belfast based Charitible Trust with the aim of promoting the Irish language throughout the entire community in Northern Ireland.