Did you know that Cú Chulainn was conceived with a thirst-quenching drink? That ‘cluas’, the modern Irish word for ‘ear’, also means the handle of a cup? That the Old Irish word for ‘ring’ may have inspired Tolkien’s ‘nazg’? How and why does the word for noble (saor) come to mean cheap?
With this book, take a trip through Irish history through the lens of 100 key words.
Divided into themes such as food & feasting, writing & literature, mind & body, this book is designed to be dipped in and out of.
The perfect gift for anyone interested in Irish history.