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Could medieval Irish people swim?

04 September 2020

Hear about traditions of wild swimming in this episode of Spreading the Words.

Could medieval Irish people swim? Did they swim for pleasure? Hear about traditions of wild swimming and the dangers of swimming on a full stomach.

Episode 2: Snámh (Swimming). 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 our Managing Editor, Ruth Hegarty.

Listen to the full series here

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