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Spreading the Words

Read by Sharon Arbuthnot.

From the Night of the Big Wind to Flann O’Brien’s description of wind-watching – how the wind has shaped Irish life and literature.  

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 (

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