Distaste for taster course

Thursday, 1 March 2018

AN Irish language taster course due to start shortly at the Ullans Centre in Ballymoney may now be in jeopardy after objections have been raised.
The social media storm hit on Sunday (Feb 25) morning when details of the courses, part of a Peace IV project run in co-operation with the Limavady Community Development Initiative (LCDI), were posted on the 'Union First' group, with the comment:
“I'm sure many will not want to believe this, but the truth hurts."
Though by no means all contributors were critical, as a consequence of the subsequent thread, the Ullans Speakers Association (USA), felt compelled to release a statement clarifying their role, as merely providing a venue for the LCDI to run their course, adding:
“We are very disappointed at the misunderstandings that are circulating about this project at the present time."
The USA delivers the Ulster-Scots part of the programme, which commenced on February 19.
Speculation circulating yesterday that a new venue was being sought in Ballymoney for the Irish language course wasn't denied by the USA spokesperson who said:
“We cannot comment at this time, we will be discussing matters with the project co-ordinators, LCDI in the coming days."
The Chronicle asked the person who made the original post on 'Union First' for a statement, but he declined.
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