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Is perception a state of mind?

06 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.

The connection between our state of mind and how we perceive things is explored in early Irish literature as well as in contemporary writings. Hear how the natural word is perceived by Irish writers in the past and by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill in more recent times.  

Episode 12: Dúlra (The Elements, Nature). 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 Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail .

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