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The Celtic Druids and The Irish (#820)
Episode 2018th May 2023 • The Letter from Ireland Podcast • Mike Collins
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In this episode we look at how the Celtic Druids of Ireland in pre-christian times evolved into the monks, priests, brehon judges, bards and poets of christian times - and also chat about some of the Irish family surnames associated with those "druidic" professions and vocations.

We then go on to ask the question: "Do you see yourself as Irish?". This question, and our answer, was triggered by an enquiry from one of our readers. Have a listen - and see what answer you come up with yourself.

We also have some lovely Irish music and song to help us along the way. I do hope you enjoy!

Music featured in this episode:

  • "Boil the Breakfast Early" performed by The Chieftains.
  • "Suantraithe - Lullabies" performed by Nóirín Ní Riain.
  • "Na Laetha Geal M'Óige" performed by Enya.

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