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Episode 23 : The Place Names of Ireland (Part 1)

Season 1, Ep. 23

This month, Eddie discusses the place names of Ireland. He traces how the Irish version of the name often contains important geographical references to the land itself. Eddie looks at the English version of these names, and explores what is being lost in the translation of the original language. Using over 50 examples of Irish towns and villages, Eddie paints a picture of the physical landscape of Ireland encoded through words and names. Part 1 of a two part special.


This episode is kindly sponsored by Creative Ireland.