Read by Ruth Hegarty.
Could medieval Irish people swim? Did they swim for pleasure? Hear about
traditions of wild swimming and the dangers of swimming on a full stomach.
‘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).