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    It’s the 6th of January, the Feast of the Epiphany, known here as Nollaig na mBan, a day when women traditionally earned a day off as recompense for the Christmas slog. Pinnies were anarchically thrust off, feet put up and the rest of the household urged to fend for themselves. The tradition is stronger in Cork and Kerry and has been revived in recent years by younger generations and women's organisations. In theory, it's a great idea — time off for hard work — but why should women, who do the bulk of all domestic work, be entitled to just one ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-john-murray-show/programmes/2014/0106/496149-the-john-murray-show-with-miriam-monday-6-january-2014/?clipid=1388495

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