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Spreading the Words: a new podcast

Monday, 7 September 2020

Histories of Irish words from literature and everyday life by the authors of A history of Ireland in 100 words.

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Could medieval Irish people swim?

Friday, 4 September 2020

Hear about traditions of wild swimming in this episode of Spreading the Words.

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'My noble mother is a mermaid'

Friday, 4 September 2020

Explore the concept of sea-creatures mentioned in medieval Irish literature in the first episode of Spreading the Words.

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Birds of Clare Island: Reed Bunting

Sunday, 23 August 2020

On Day 9 of Heritage Week we learn about a common resident on Clare Island, featuring in New Survey of Clare Island, vol. 9: Birds. 

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Birds of Clare Island: Yellowhammer

Saturday, 22 August 2020

On Day 8 of Heritage Week we introduce a species that is now extinct on Clare Island, featuring in New Survey of Clare Island, vol. 9: Birds. 

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Birds of Clare Island: Rock Pipit

Friday, 21 August 2020

On Day 7 of Heritage Week we introduce a common resident on the shores of Clare Island featuring in New Survey of Clare Island, vol. 9: Birds. 

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Birds of Clare Island: Dipper

Thursday, 20 August 2020

On Day 6 of Heritage Week we learn about a very rare occasional visitor on Clare Island, featuring in New Survey of Clare Island, vol. 9: Birds. 

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Birds of Clare Island: Sedge Warbler

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

On Day 5 of Heritage Week we introduce a migrant bird breeding only at two locations on Clare Island, featuring in New Survey of Clare Island, vol. 9: Birds. 

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Birds of Clare Island: Willow Warbler

Tuesday, 18 August 2020

On Day 4 of Heritage Week we learn about a well-established breeding species on Clare Island, which features in New Survey of Clare Island, vol. 9: Birds. 

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Birds of Clare Island: Eurasian Whimbrel

Monday, 17 August 2020

On Day 3 of Heritage Week we introduce a typical spring and autumn passage migrant featuring in New Survey of Clare Island, vol. 9: Birds. 

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