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Spreading the Words

3'50"

Read by Ruth Hegarty

This episode explores the concept of fish-women and other sea-creatures mentioned in medieval Irish literature and historical records.

‘Spreading the Words’ is a series on the histories of Irish words from literature and everyday life written by Sharon Arbuthnot and Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and produced in association with the book A History of Ireland in 100 Words and the electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
(www.dil.ie).

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