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What Irish folklore creature features in several modern terms for fungi?

20 November 2020

Find out in today's episode of Spreading the Words on fás aon oíche.

Ireland has a great biodiversity of fungi but how have the Irish referred to puffballs, stinkhorns and the like over the centuries? This episode explores the Irish names of various kinds of fungi and uncovers their supernatural associations.  

Episode 14: Fás aon oíche (mushroom). 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 Aidan O’Sullivan.

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