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7 new artworks to celebrate Colm Cille’s 1500th anniversary

Tuesday, 20 April 2021

The commissions are in the visual arts, music and literature and have been commissioned by the RIA with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

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Interview with RIA authors Sharon Arbuthnot and Máire Ní Mhaonaigh

Friday, 12 March 2021

Celebrating the launch of the Spreading the Words RadioMoLI series as a whole.

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St Patrick's Day with the authors of A history of Ireland in 100 words

Sunday, 7 March 2021

Taking you from Liverpool to Madrid in just a couple of clicks.

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The plant of the bent head

Friday, 5 March 2021

Today's episode of Spreading the Words focuses on Lus an chromchinn and other flowers with memorable Irish names.

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How has the wind shaped Irish life and literature?

Friday, 26 February 2021

Find out in today's episode of Spreading the Words, which focuses on the Irish word gaoth.

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A Ghost in the Throat

Friday, 19 February 2021

In today's episode of Spreading the Words we learn about the Irish word grá in the poetry of Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill.

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How were books stored in medieval Irish libraries?

Friday, 12 February 2021

Find out in today's episode of Spreading the Words on the word 'leabharlann'.

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Unravelling the sinister history of 'amadán'

Friday, 5 February 2021

In today's episode of Spreading the Words we learn about the Modern Irish word for ‘fool’.

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

Friday, 29 January 2021

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

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A shaking of the earth

Friday, 22 January 2021

Learn about the Irish phrase 'crith talún' in today's episode of Spreading the Words.

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