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Gé (Goose)

Spreading the Words

Read by Andrea Palandri.

According to a ninth-century Irish poet, the sure signs of winter included the sound of a barnacle goose. This episode is a revealing look at this and other matters to do with geese. 

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
(www.dil.ie).

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