#32 | Once Upon An Island: Old Ireland, Old Irish

Mar 30, 2018, 04:00 PM

"Languages are like ogres; they have layers".

Éimear Duffy knows a thing or two about Ireland and Irish in the rare aul' times (specifically the 7th to 9th century). In this week's episode, she tells Darach and Gearóidín about widespread misconceptions of early Irish society, honour prices of different statuses of people, the random sequence of recorded events in the annals and even how to retrofit modern words into earlier forms of Irish.

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