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Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

Ed Evans Column:

Last Month’s Trivia: The third patron Saint of Ireland is St. Columcille.

This month’s Trivia: Who named Ireland ‘'John Bull’s Other Island”?

Language: Could you order me a taxi?

Irish; An bhfeadfa tacsai a ordu dom?

Pronunciation; Un vayd-faw taksay ah ordoo dum?

History; The only Signiant non-English-speaking destination for Irish emigrants was Argentina. From 1840 to 1885, around 11,000 families moved to the Rio Plata area in Argentina and Uruguay. They were known as gauchos ingleses or irlandeses, and they even had their own newspapers, the Hiberno- Argentine Review. Today Irish descendants make up one percent of the Argentine population. 


October 2020