Monday, July 25, 2022

Padric / Pádraic Gregory, 'The Ulster Folk' (1912)

Padric / Pádraic Gregory
(1886-1962) was a renowned architect, a lover of folklife traditions, a poet, and for a time a Nationalist councillor for the Falls Road in Belfast. He was also warmly disposed towards Ulster-Scots and included much in his 1912 collection of 24 poems The Ulster Folk (online here), much of which originated 'in the country districts of Antrim and Down', one of which in particular he traced back to Robert Burns. He also has a footnote to explain what 'tae hae a crack' means = 'to have a friendly talk'.

• Biography on here