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Bringing medieval Irish into the classroom with 'A history of Ireland in 100 words'Thursday, 22 October 2020
After the book and the exhibition, we're now working on educational resources based around extracts from tales, poetry and historical texts composed in the Middle Ages.
Teaching resources on Medieval IrelandTuesday, 20 October 2020
RIA author Máire Ní Mhaonaigh on how to inspire pupils with stories of women in Medieval Ireland, of the Otherworld and Viking names.
A voyage of the mindFriday, 16 October 2020
In this episode of Spreading the Words we learn about Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill's use of the word immram.
The importance of the mighty bullSaturday, 10 October 2020
Why does the Irish word 'tarbh' indicate strength in compound words? Find out in today's episode of Spreading the Words, a new podcast by the authors of 'A history of Ireland in 100 words'.
Curriculum-linked primary and post-primary lesson plans based on A history of Ireland in 100 objectsTuesday, 6 October 2020
These teaching resources have been designed to be both stimulating to students and integral to the relevant school curriculum.
What sound is a sure sign of winter?Friday, 2 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.
In clabber to the kneesTuesday, 29 September 2020
How old is the Irish word clábar and when did it first appear in Hiberno-English? Find out in this episode of Spreading the Words.
Special discount on all publications and stationery for Culture NightMonday, 21 September 2020
We may be closed to the public but you can still enjoy 25% off all purchases from our webshop - extended to midnight Wednesday 23 September
An edible purple seaweedFriday, 18 September 2020
A word dear to Seamus Heaney, how does 'dulse' feature in medieval Irish law, literature and medicine?
What's the relationship between the Irish adjective bog ‘soft’ and the English noun meaning ‘bogland’?Wednesday, 16 September 2020
In this episode of Spreading the Words we learn about Seamus Heaney's use of the word bog.