​​Ed Evans' corner

Last Month's Trivia: What is a currach and what is an aiochtar (eek-tur).

Answer​A currach is a type of Irish boat with a wooden frame, over which animal skins or hides were once stretched, though now canvas is more usual. It is sometimes anglicised as "Curragh". 


This Month's Trivia: What Irishman said “The great appear great because we are on our knees: Let us arise”. 


History:  Medieval Irish monastics’ primary purpose was to worship using the following monastics services; Matins, sung before daybreak. Lauds, sung at sunrise, Prime, sung at 6 p.m., Terce, sung at 9 a.m.,
Sext, sung at noon, Vespers, sung ay sunset, Compline, sung right after Vespers.


                                                                                  Language

English: How much is this? Can you deliver to my hotel? 

Irish: Ca mhead ata air seo? An bhfeadfa e a chur chuig m ostan?

Pronunciation: Kaw vayd ataw air shuh? Un vayd haw ay a hur higg muh iwstawn? 


Ed & Gloria

Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY