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  Sending Letters
Letters were the main method of communication between wealthy people. In 1789 the Irish mail coach began its runs between the main ...
  Story Telling
Story telling has a long history in Ulster. The stories and songs were usually spread by word of mouth and therefore they changed ...
  Printing Books & Broadsheets
Many small towns had print shops like this example of Grays Printers in Strabane. These printers would have produced books and ...
  Macaronic Verse (1)
Some poems were written and recited with verses or lines alternating in English and Irish. To understand them people needed to have a ...
  Macaronic Verse 2
Listen to this example of macaronic verse. “I am a young fellow that ran out my land and means, Agus cailleach a’bhaile ná tabharfadh ...
  Teaching English
Nearly all teaching was done through the medium of English. Even hedge school teachers used English in their lessons. Many Irish ...
  A Weaver Poet
This type of poetry was popular among the farmer-weavers in east Ulster. As you can see, it had a very strong Scottish influence.
  The Northern Star
The Northern Star was a radical newspaper launched in Belfast in 1792. Its circulation quickly reached 4,000 and it was read by ...
  Belfast News-Letter
The Belfast News-Letter was founded in 1737 by a Belfast papermaker. It remains the oldest daily paper in Ireland. Only the wealthy ...
  Emigrant Letter
This is a copy of a letter written by Thomas Wright of Plumstead, Buck County, Pennsylvania to Thomas Greer in Dungannon on 14 June ...

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