An educational, self-guided tour exploring the story of the Irish language through the places and people of Ulster Folk MuseumBook General Admission
Did you know: 'Cúl Trá-il' is derived from the Irish place name for Cultra (Baile Chúl Trá)?
This educational trail at Ulster Folk Museum allows visitors to explore the rich and diverse language traditions associated with Irish-English, Irish and Ulster Scots. This self-guided tour explores the story of the Irish language through the places and people of the Ulster Folk Museum. The trail has been titled Cúl Trá-il, with its meaning derived from the Irish place name for Cultra (Baile Chúl Trá).
This is the first part of our wider Languages of Ulster project, with research currently underway to introduce an Ulster Scots trail that celebrates local languages and culture. Choose to enjoy the trail using an illustrated map or download the tour direct to your smartphone using the free Smartify app. Trails are currently available in English and Irish.
Languages and the Museum
Our wider Languages of Ulster project demonstrates how languages - namely, Hiberno-English, Irish and Ulster Scots – offer an important lens of looking at the history of this place, building shared understanding and building mutual respect. By sharing the stories of the people and places around us, Languages of Ulster challenges the assumptions that can be made about local languages, dialects and those who use them.