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Immram (Voyage)

Spreading the Words

Read by Meidhbhín Ní Úrdail.

The theme of immram, or voyage, is central to a number of poems by Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill. But who undertook such journeys in medieval Irish tales and what were they hoping to find along the way?

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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