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Ed Evans Column:
Last Month’s Trivia:
Tailteann Games is the Irish version of the Olympics. With the 1932 Summer Olympics begin held in Los Angeles, the Tailteann Games was originally scheduled for 1931 to avoid a clash, but postponed to 1932, which meant Olympic athletes from Ireland or abroad could not be present.
This Month’s Trivia: What pub was the headquarters of Wolfe Tone’s Society of United Irishmen?
Language: I went fishing. How is fishing here?
Irish: Chuaigh me a iascoir eacht. Cad e mar ata aniascaireacht anseo?
Pronunciation: Khoowee may a eeas-karakht. Kajay mar afaw in eeas karakht unshaw?
History: During the years when King Henry viii and Queen Elizabeth I extended English control over most of Ireland, the northern counties of Ulster were regarded as the most savage part
of the island. In the early 1600’s King James I decided to cure Ulster of its Catholicism
by displacing the Irish and setting English and Scottish Protestants there. This settlement became known as the Ulster Plantation.