"... The north-east corner of Ireland has produced men in the front rank out of all proportions to her numbers" ; and a plausible explanation, says Dr. Murray, is the cross-fertilisation of cultures. Many strains find conflux in Belfast character - Irish, Scottish, French, Huguenot and German. All have fused, evolving a distinct type ; independent, sturdy, pushful and, above all, determined..."
– from Ulster for Your Holiday (1948)