Monday, October 27, 2014

The greatest of the myths

"... the greatest of the myths is that of the non-existence of the Ulster Scots as a separate people with a distinguished history and rich traditions. Lip service is paid by British and Irish politicians to the idea of a Protestant cultural identity, usually by polite mentions of the Twelfth of July as a folk festival; no attempt is made to probe beneath the cultural surface ..."

– God's Frontiersmen, the Scots-Irish Epic, by Rory Fitzpatrick (1989), p274