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Maighdean Mhara (Mermaid)

Spreading the Words

Read by Ruth Hegarty.

This episode explores the concept of fish-women and other sea-creatures mentioned in medieval Irish literature and historical records.

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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