A Creative Mind Born of a Pandemic – (#603)
We are (hopefully) at the closing stages of a pandemic as I write. However, our ancestors had to endure many pandemics and famines through the centuries – and all without the same access to medicines we enjoy today. Today’s show is all about one famous Irish author whose mother had to endure a pandemic in her native Sligo town before heading off for a new life in Dublin.
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Welcome to Season 6, Episode 3 of the Letter from Ireland Show.
Join Carina and Mike as they chat about one particular Irish author – whose family had to survive through one of the worst pandemics to hit Ireland and Europe in the early 1800s.
The Letter from Ireland Show is a weekly podcast that goes out each Thursday from our cottage in County Cork. Tune in to this episode – and dive straight in to a bit of Irish caint, ceóil agus craic (conversation, music and craic!).
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Slán for now, Mike and Carina.