Inside the Hedge Schools of Ireland (#722)
We take a trip inside the "Hedge Schools" of Ireland - places of learning that were dotted around Ireland right up to the mid-1800s. We also look at the prevalence of so many biblical/latin first names in Ireland - names such as Jeremiah or Cornelius - and explain just why they were so popular.
In this episode we take a trip inside the “Hedge Schools” of Ireland – places of learning that were dotted around Ireland right up to the mid-1800s. We also look at the prevalence of so many biblical/latin first names in Ireland – names such as Jeremiah or Cornelius – and explain just why they were so popular. And lots of great music to enjoy along the way!
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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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This episode features the following Music:
- “Little Hedge School” – performed by Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones.
- “Molly Malone” and Cathy Maguire.
- “Magic Foot” – performed by Sharon Shannon.
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