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Béarla, Punt, Fliuch: A history of Ireland in 10 little words

News Summed Up 2019-11-09 05:30:00

Caistéal: Irish and Norman architectureThe medieval Irish usually built their houses and churches in wood. This was then borrowed into Irish in the form caistél; the modern Irish caisléan is yet another derivative. Bó: Cows, cow boys and cow pathsAs a pastoral society, early Ireland placed a high value on cattle, particularly milk-producing cows. The centrality of cattle to early Irish society is reflected in several modern Irish words. Money is known in modern Irish as airgead, which originally meant silver, and it was initially restricted to mean silver coin.