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Ed Evans Column:
Last Month’s Trivia: A shebeen is an illegal public house, and an Irish beauty is two black eyes.
This Month’s Trivia: What is the name of the early Irish runic alphabet?
Language: This is the name and address of my bank.
Irish: Seo e ainm agus seoladh mo bhainc.
Pronunciation: Shoh ay annimoggus showla muh vank.
History: In response to the penal laws, a few of the educated folks converted to Protestantism and kept their jobs and property. Most Catholics, though, were forced to give up their lands, their careers, and move. Thousands ended up in the south and west of Ireland, especially in rocky Connacht. As did my grandparents.
Kate, thank you for the rosary service, it helped me.