A History of Ireland in 100 Words


This book captures Ireland’s history by examining the evolving meaning of 100 crucial words.

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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.

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Weight 0.65 kg
Dimensions 15.0 × 3.3 × 19.0 cm

Royal Irish Academy