Many protestants, loyalists and unionists in Belfast are taking up the Irish language - according to a language rights campaigner.
Linda Ervine - who's brother-in-law is the former UVF commander turned politician David Ervine- started the Irish language project in east Belfast 10 years ago and says its gone from strength to strength.
Though Linda says she as met with some hostility in some parts, the "Turas" programme has been broadly successful.
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The proud Gaeilgeoir, who describes herself as both British and Irish, succeeded in opening the area's first-ever Irish speaking pre-school last year.
"We have 15 children currently and 22 registrations for next year."
As part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, Linda was invited to speak at the Seanad - where she received a standing ovation.