Making Northern Ireland
Making Northern Ireland is a website resource exploring Ulster-Scots history and culture.Find Out More
About Making Northern Ireland
Making Northern Ireland looks at Ulster-Scots history and culture from the Plantation period on to show how unionist politicians called on Ulster’s strong Scottish connections in their campaign against Home Rule that was to lead to the creation of Northern Ireland.
With content written by Wesley Hutchinson, Professor Emeritus at the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris and original illustrations by award-winning animator John McCloskey, it is designed to highlight how interest in Ulster-Scots history and culture formed an essential aspect of unionist political strategy in the period leading up to the creation of Northern Ireland in 1921.
The website was primarily developed as an educational resource for KS3 and KS4 students but will be of interest to anyone who loves history and culture.
Workshops on Offer to Schools in Northern Ireland
The half-day workshops will be offered to schools after Easter break 2023.
The Ulster Scot — On Home Ground Graphic Novel
This accompanying graphic novel, 'The Ulster Scot — On Home Ground', has been produced to appeal to teachers seeking creative ways to engage young learners about local history and heritage.
The website and graphic novel were funded by the Ulster-Scots Broadcast Fund through Northern Ireland Screen.