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What sound is a sure sign of winter?

02 October 2020

Find out in today's episode of Spreading the Words, a new podcast by the authors of A history of Ireland in 100 words.

According to a ninth-century Irish poet, the sure signs of winter included the sound of a barnacle goose. This episode is a revealing look at this and other matters to do with geese. 

Episode 7: Gé (Goose). 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 Andrea Palandri.

Listen to the full series here

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