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Smugairle Róin (Jellyfish)

Spreading the Words

Read by Ruth Hegarty.

A look into the history of the Irish phrase smugairle róin, which is widely known and much-loved today as a name for a jellyfish.

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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