THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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Wednesday, 23 December 2020

The last episode of Spreading the Words is appropriately dedicated to Christmas.

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Why do people perceive colours differently?

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Learn more in today's episode of Spreading the Words on the word gorm.

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There’s no place like home

Friday, 11 December 2020

In today's episode of Spreading the Words we learn about the various meanings of the word teaghlach.

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Did you know that beards were status symbols in the world of early Irish literature?

Friday, 4 December 2020

Learn more in today's episode of Spreading the Words on the word ulcha.

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A literature of place

Friday, 27 November 2020

In today's episode of Spreading the Words we explore the meaning of the word Dinnsheanchas.

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The creative word-play of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin

Wednesday, 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.

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

Friday, 20 November 2020

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

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A tasty snack or a source of enlightenment?

Friday, 13 November 2020

In today's episode of Spreading the Words we explore some of the stories associated with the word Coll. 

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Is perception a state of mind?

Friday, 6 November 2020

In today's episode of Spreading the Words we explore the meaning of the word Dúlra, a word dear to poet Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill.

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Eight-legged wild little ox

Friday, 30 October 2020

What are we to make of the word damhán alla? Let's try and shed some light on its origins in today's episode of Spreading the Words.

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