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.

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Inside the Hedge Schools of Ireland (#722)

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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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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