A History of Ireland in 100 Words

Sharon Arbuthnot, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, Gregory Toner, Joe McLaren (Illustrator)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


This book tells a history of Ireland by looking at the development of 100 medieval Irish words drawn from the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of the Irish Language. Words tell stories and encapsulate histories and this book captures aspects of Ireland’s changing history by examining the changing meaning of 100 key words. The book is divided into themes, including writing and literature; food and feasting; technology and science; mind and body. Readers can explore words relating to particular concepts, dipping in and out where they please.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDublin
PublisherRoyal Irish Academy
Number of pages320
ISBN (Print)9781911479185
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2019

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