RadioMoLI Logo RadioMoLI Logo
RadioMoLI Live

Amadán (Fool)

Spreading the Words

Read by Máire Ní Mhaonaigh.

Unravelling the sinister history of amadán, the Modern Irish word for ‘fool’.

Spreading the Words is a series on the histories of Irish words from literature and everyday life written by Sharon Arbuthnot and Máire Ní Mhaonaigh and produced in association with the book A History of Ireland in 100 Words and the electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language (

More in this series

More like this