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'My noble mother is a mermaid'

04 September 2020

Explore the concept of sea-creatures mentioned in medieval Irish literature in the first episode of Spreading the Words.

This episode of Spreading the Words explores the concept of fish-women and other sea-creatures mentioned in medieval Irish literature and historical records.

Episode 1: Maighdean Mhara (Mermaid). 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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