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Why is the All-Ireland Championship referred to as Craobh na hÉireann?

29 January 2021

Today's episode of Spreading the Words focuses on the various meanings of the Irish word Craobh. 

Find out why Douglas Hyde published verse under the pseudonym An Craoibhín Aoibhinn and why the All-Ireland Championship is referred to in Irish today as Craobh na hÉireann. 

Episode 24: Craobh (branch). 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 Charles Dillon.

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