Online exhibition: A history of Ireland in 10 words
WhenMonday, April 6, 2020, 09:00 - Thursday, December 31, 2020, 17:00
Enjoy our online exhibition based on the book A history of Ireland in 100 words to inspire fresh interest in the Irish language by revealing connections between words we still use and words used in a bygone age while staying safe at home.
The Royal Irish Academy is closed to protect the public, as are the museums and cultural institutions that had planned to host our touring exhibition 'A history of Ireland in 10 words'. We have put together the exhibition virtually so that you can still enjoy it while staying safe. You can visit our exhibition here.
The exhibition accompanies the book A history of Ireland in 100 words by Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and Gregory Toner. It was created to inspire fresh interest in the Irish language by revealing connections between words we still use and words used in a bygone era. The history of Ireland told in this exhibition represents one-tenth of the words foregrounded in the book and a very small proportion of those preserved in the Dictionary of Irish Language (eDIL). We hope visitors will be enticed to dip into the book and the dictionary, and so experience other words that express further strands of Ireland’s rich and varied story.
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