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Last Month's Trivia: What and when was the first volume of Irish folk tales published?
Answer: Irish folk tales “Fairy Legends and Traditions of the South was published in 1825.
This Month's Trivia: What is the Taoiseach? and.. On what days are all Irish pubs closed?
History: The Gaeltacht still exists today, but it’s a pale shadow of its former self. It’s restricted to a small portion of seven counties along the west coast. At the end of the twentieth century, perhaps 21,000 people spoke Irish as their primary language. But you can still find people speaking Irish quite naturally in Galway pubs and a few other places.
English: Christmas, Christmas Day, Happy Christmas and Happy New Year to you.
Irish: Nollaig, La Nollaig, Nollaig shona duit, Atbhliainfaoi mhaise duit.
Pronunciation: Null-ug, law null-ug, Null-ig hunn-ah ditch, Ah-vieen fwee washa ditch.
Ed & Gloria