W. F. Marshall
Marshall's father was principal teacher in Sixmilecross National School, where he was first educated. He was further educated at Royal School Dungannon (for which Marshall wrote the school song) and then Queens College Galway. He served as a Presbyterian Minister at Castlerock, County Londonderry for over thirty years.
Marshall was a leading authority on Mid Ulster English (the predominant dialect of Ulster), and broadcast a series on the BBC entitled Ulster Speech. A prolific writer and poet, he also wrote Ulster Sails West, a book on people from Ulster who settled in North America during the 18th century.
The W.F. Marshall Summer School is an annual event held at Magee College in Derry in honour of Marshall.
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