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The creative word-play of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

25 November 2020

In today's episode of Spreading the Words we explore the meaning of Gloss/Clós/Glas, words dear to poet Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin.

Eiléan Ní Chuileannáin’s poem Gloss/Clós/Glas explores the sound and meaning of three interconnected English and Irish words. Her wonderfully creative word-play is celebrated in this special episode of Spreading the Words.

Episode 15: Gloss/Clós/Glas. 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.

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