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Bushmills in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
 

Alphabet Angel

 
 
Alphabet Angel Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 16, 2012
1. Alphabet Angel Marker
Inscription.

Symbols and Meanings

Backpack with Hearts
Contains forgotten words and meanings of the Ulster Scots tongue.

Heart 1
Represents the heart of the land and the soul of the place.

Heart 2
Represents the heart of the people, the spirit of the language.

Flying Goggles
The protection of vision for the insight of dialect.

Belt Pouch
Symbol of renewed currency of an ancient spoken tongue.

Thistle Icon
Represents the shared cultural foundations between Scotland and Ulster.

Capital A
Alpha, the origin of word making, both spiritual and oral.

Trumpet
Sounds the call for recognition of the Ulster-Scots tongue.

The Ulster-Scots Sculpture ‘Alphabet Angel’ is a community generated project that draws its inspiration from the cultural authenticity of an everyday spoken tongue within the village & surrounding town lands of Bushmills.

Funders include; The Big Lottery, through the Creating Common Ground Consortium, the Ulster-Scots Agency, Causeway Coast and Glens Heritage Trust, the Natural Resource Rural Initiative, under the EU Programme for Peace and Reconciliation & the Dundarave Residents and Environmental Forum.

Sculpture by Ross
Alphabet Angel Window Sign Near Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 17, 2012
2. Alphabet Angel Window Sign Near Statue
Wilson.
 
Location. 55° 12.406′ N, 6° 31.376′ W. Marker is in Bushmills, Northern Ireland, in County Antrim. Marker is on Dundarave Road east of Whitepark Road (A2), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bushmills, Northern Ireland BT57 8RG, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Giant’s Causeway and Bushmills Railway (within shouting distance of this marker); Sgt. Robert Quigg (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); World Wars Memorial (about 90 meters away); Bushmills History & Heritage (about 210 meters away); Hamill Terrace (approx. half a kilometer away); Dunluce Castle (approx. 3.6 kilometers away); Dunseverick Castle (approx. 5.8 kilometers away); Carrick-a-Rede (approx. 12.6 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Bushmills.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ulster Scots Language Society. (Submitted on December 14, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. An Introduction to the Ulster Scots Language. (Submitted on December 14, 2013, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Alphabet Angel Statue and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 16, 2012
3. Alphabet Angel Statue and Marker
Alphabet Angel Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 16, 2012
4. Alphabet Angel Statue
Alphabet Angel Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 16, 2012
5. Alphabet Angel Statue
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 518 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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