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Ed Evans Column:
Last Month’s Trivia: The regions in Ireland where the Irish language is still spoken is called the Caeltachts.
This Month’s Trivia: Who is the third patron Saint of Ireland?
Language: Do I need a prescription?
Irish: An bhfuil oideas duchtura uaim?
Pronunciation: Un will jass ducktoora?
History: Legend says that Brigid had some connection to the Druids. She supposedly took vows on the hill of Uisneach, a place im- portant to the ancient Celts, and started her monastery under an oak tree, the sacred tree of the Druids. Its name Kildare means ‘' church of the oak”. On a personal level, my loving wife and companion of 62 years is sick with lung cancer. She is being treated and is home with me. I am taking care of her and would very great full to all my Irish fellow A.O. H. and L.A.O. H. friends if they would say some special prayers for her. I would appreciate that.