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How has the wind shaped Irish life and literature?

26 February 2021

Find out in today's episode of Spreading the Words, which focuses on the Irish word gaoth.

From 'the Night of the Big Wind' to Flann O’Brien’s description of wind-watching: how the wind has shaped Irish life and literature.  

Episode 28: Gaoth (Wind). 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 Sharon Arbuthnot.

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