#161 | Cill or Coill? Recurring Styles in Placenames Pt. 1

A lot of placenames in Ireland begin with Kil-. Sometimes this is a reference to a church, sometimes it refers to a woodland. Sometimes both. What’s going on? Did the early Christians steal holy sites from the pagan druids or something?

In the first of a set of episodes, Darach, Gearóidín and Peadar look at some of the recurring features in Irish placenames. This week it’s Cill and Coill.

There’s also some discussion of the Luas Red Line, the airport bus, the Germans and fax machines. It’s all quite relevant.

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