Monsignor Lawrence E. Giblin Division One
Broome County, NY

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​​Ed Evans' corner

Last Month's Trivia: Who called Guinness “The Wine of Ireland”? 

Answer: James Joyce called Guinness the wine of Ireland.

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This Month's Trivia: What famous American picked the site for Shannon Airport.
 


History:  May 1645 the Irish are sent to hell or to Connaught.

                   May 1916 Tom Clarke, Padraic Pearse, Tomas McDonagh, James Connolly and 13 others are murdered                      by the Brits. 
                                                                                  Language

English: Where is the Catholic church? Protestant? Synagogue? Baptist?

Irish: Ca bhfuil an – sepealCaitliceack? - eaglais Phrotastunach ?- tsionagog? - eaglis bhaisteach? 
Pronunciation: Kaw will on – shaypayle catch lick ah – uglish frotastoonah – chunna gowge – 

 Language, the chorus to the Irish National Anthem, Amhran Na bhFiann.
English – Irish – Pronunciation.
Soldiers are we – Sinne Fianna Fail – Shin-na Fee-nah Fawl.
Whose lives are pledged to Ireland –Ata faol gheall ag Erinn – ah-taw fay gak egg er=rin.
Some have come from a land beyond the wave – Buionn dar slua thar toinn do rainig chugainn – Bween dar sloo ah harrtee un duh rawn nig hug.

Sworn to be free no more our ancient sire land – Faoi mhoid bheith saor seantir ar sinsearfeasta – Fa void vet ser shanteer or shinsheer faw sta.
Shall shelter the despot or the slave – Ni fagfar faoin tioran na faoin trail – Nee fog far fween teer awn naw fween trawl.
Tonight, we man the Bearna Baoil – anoct theam sa Bhearna Baoil – ah nuckt a hey n sa Barna bwail.

In Erin’s cause come woe or weal – Le gean ar gheail chunbaisno saoil – Leh gan er Gail cunbaw sh no say il.
Mid cannon’s roar and rifle’s peal – le gunnai screach tri lamhach na bpliear – Leh goo nee scray uck tree law vuck na bill er. We’ll chant a soldier’s song – Seo dhibh canaigh amhran na bhFainn – Shuh deev connie ow rawn na vee an. 

Have a happy holy New Year to all, God Bless.

Ed & Gloria