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A voyage of the mind

In this episode of Spreading the Words we learn about Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill’s use of the word immram.

The theme of immram, or voyage, is central to a number of poems by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. But who undertook such journeys in medieval Irish tales and what were they hoping to find along the way?

Episode 9: Immram (Voyage). Listen to the podcast here.

Spreading the Words is a new series by MoLi on the histories of Irish words from literature and everyday life. The episodes are written by Sharon Arbuthnot and Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, authors of A History of Ireland in 100 Words, and produced in association with the book and the electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language. Read by Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail.