Reconsidering Peig“All you have to say is Peig and people know who you’re talking about.”

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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“Seanabhean is ea mise anois go bhfuil cos léi insan uaigh is an chos eile ar a bruach.” There’s a sizeable portion of the population of Ireland who will read those words and shudder, such is the cultural reach of the book from which they come and the woman who uttered them. So it’s probably no surprise that when broadcaster Sinéad Ní Uallacháin referenced that book with its pink cover, Ryan Tubridy told her she was triggering him. This is the power of Peig. Born in Dún Chaoin, Co …

Ancient DNA“We could actually tell that his parents were either full siblings or parent and child. So, he was the son of first-degree incest.” 

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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No, Dr Lara Cassidy does not feel like Indiana Jones. Well, most days, anyway. That’s what the self-described “ancient geneticist” told Ryan Tubridy on Wednesday. Dr Cassidy works at Trinity College, Dublin and specialises in getting DNA out of archaeological remains. Her work fuses genetics and history – and one of those things is Ryan’s favourite subject. But how, our host wondered, did Lara get involved …