The People and Language of Larne
Over the years, Larne has produced a host of citizens who have gone on to make names for themselves in various walks of life - sport, literature and acting are only a few. Here are some short tributes and more will follow as details become available.
- Larne Actors and Actresses - people in show business
- Larne Bands - Showbands and Groups from the 1950s and later
The people of Larne have a rich language that is unique to the town with variations in the rural areas around it. Part English, part Ulster-Scots, the language is being eroded generation by generation and in the not too distant future, will be gone forever. If we don't hold onto this vital essence of our heritage ourselves, who will?
- The Language of Larne - Dictionary of Larne words
- John Clifford - An appreciation by Liam Kelly
- John Clifford - Ulster poems and songs
- Matt Meharg - The Bard of Ballyboley
- The Hamely Tongue by James Fenton - the definitive reference book of the Ulster-Scots language
- Alang tha Shore by Philip Robinson - book review
- The Mystery of the Great Man by Victor Ferns
- The Auld Residenter by James Read – poem