It’s Only Words
In an extract from his beguiling new book, Darach Ó Séaghda unravels the mysteries behind some of the oddest nuggets to be found in the Irish language
From the poetic to the profound, and everything conceivable in between, Darach Ó Séaghda’s Motherfoclóir is a book about the Irish language: its words, origins and many glorious oddities. Ó Séaghda is the curator of @theirishfor, the Twitter account wittily promoting the enjoyment of our native tongue, and one whose followers include Dara Ó Briain, Amy Huberman and the Rubberbandits.
In the following extract from Motherfoclóir, Ó...
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