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Spreading the Words


Read by Andrea Palandri

In early Ireland, many activities – including shaving and baking – were not permitted on a Sunday; but you could still bring a bull to a cow. This episode explores the importance of the mighty bull. 

‘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

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