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A tasty snack or a source of enlightenment?

13 November 2020

In today's episode of Spreading the Words we explore some of the stories associated with the word Coll. 

Hazel trees have greatly benefited the people of Ireland since medieval times; hazel nuts have served as tasty, nutritional snacks and hazel rods have been used to construct houses and fences. Find out more about this ‘noble tree’. 

Episode 13: Coll (hazel-tree). 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 Aidan O’Sullivan.

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