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Spreading the Words: a new podcastMonday, 7 September 2020
Histories of Irish words from literature and everyday life by the authors of A history of Ireland in 100 words.
Could medieval Irish people swim?Friday, 4 September 2020
Hear about traditions of wild swimming in this episode of Spreading the Words.
'My noble mother is a mermaid'Friday, 4 September 2020
Explore the concept of sea-creatures mentioned in medieval Irish literature in the first episode of Spreading the Words.
A gateway for future research in archaeologyThursday, 16 July 2020
Did you know that Ireland has the richest early medieval archaeological landscape in Europe, if not the world? Learn more in today's episode of 'Meet the authors' featuring Aidan O'Sullivan.
The importance of washing your hands more than a thousand years before COVID-19Monday, 13 July 2020
Did you know that there are fourteen different words for 'washing' in early Irish? Learn more in today's episode of 'Meet the authors' featuring Gregory Toner.
On trespassing sheep and uncontrollable bees in Medieval IrelandWednesday, 8 July 2020
Our author Máire Ní Mhaonaigh tells us some of the stories behind the illustrations in 'A history of Ireland in 100 words' in today's episode of 'Meet the authors'.
Never judge a book by its cover but...Monday, 6 July 2020
Our author Sharon Arbuthnot tells us the story behind the cover of 'A history of Ireland in 100 words' and more in today's episode of 'Meet the authors'.
Going digital with A history of Ireland in 100 wordsMonday, 6 April 2020
Enjoy our exhibition virtually while staying safe at home.
#RIA100Words: in search of our favourite Irish wordsWednesday, 1 April 2020
A message from our author Sharon Arbuthnot
Inside 'A history of Ireland in 100 words': CláirseachTuesday, 17 March 2020
Ever heard of music bringing everything to life? In early Irish tales, it can – with a little help from the Otherworld. Read more in today's entry on the harp.