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The plant of the bent head

05 March 2021

Today's episode of Spreading the Words focuses on Lus an chromchinn and other flowers with memorable Irish names.

Over the centuries, some beautiful and memorable names of flowers and plants have been recorded in Irish. 

Episode 29: Lus an chromchinn (daffodil). 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 Margaret Kelleher.

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