East Belfast has a long and complex relationship with Irish language and culture. Residents, proudly protestant and British, have often been at the forefront of preserving this ancient language. The perception of this aspect of our culture has been affected by political and population changes over the centuries and reflects our social history. This tour introduces intriguing people and places. Find out where Irish has been on public display on the Newtownards Road for more than a century! Find out the meaning of Lisnasharragh, the identity of Owen O’Cork, and savour the verses of the Bard of Ballymacarrett!