Reminder 7 July at Ros’ The Good People by Hannah Kent



Ros’ – 46 Crampton, S-

Glossary for The Good People by Hannah Kent

  • Aine – pronounced. Eyener
  • Eilis – pr. Eyelish


I found the meanings of these words on Word Hippo and/or Forvo (on this site you can hear the words pronounced – choose Irish where more than one choice is available).

Bean sidhe – banshee

Cillin – cell, tank

Caoineadh – crying, dirge, mourning pr. Queenah (see below also)

Keening – traditional vocal lament for the dead in Ireland & Scotland – look up “Funeral keeing” posted by Hate Forest on YouTube

Queenah – see Caoineadh above

Bean feasa – wise woman, witch

Ban fassa – same as Bean feasa above

Poitin – irish alcoholic drink (pr. pocheen)

P26 – Rath – ring fort

P29 – sugan – straw, pejorative term/straw man

P30 – bothan – bothy, hut

P36 – cailin – colleen, girl

P39 – praiseach – gruel

P46 – glanrosc – eyebright/euphrasy – a plant used for treating diseases of the eye &

P48 – samhain eve – Halloween (samhain = November)

P48 – puca – puck, imp

P49 – sioga – fairies

P102 – bean leighis – healer, medical woman

P119 – sigh gaoithe – ? sigh of the wind

P175 – bodhrang – ? bodhraigh = bother or bodhaire = deafness

P175 – cailleach – bag, cat, hag, witch

P175 – piseogs – superstition, curse

P189 – cuaird – circuit

P261 – sliotar – hurling ball

P321 – bealtaine – May (month)

P354 – crostail –

P366 – sleanta – I wonder if this is supposed to be slainte – an Irish and Scots gaelic word used when drinking – akin to ‘cheers’

June 2017 Meeting


Clinging on to the disc : Sandra, Sharon, Anne, Katie, Ros, Lynette, Trish, Gabrielle and Heidi

Lost over the rim : Catherine, Mary, Heather

Business : Gabrielle reminded us that this meeting marks our 10th anniversary and she kindly provided cake, sparklers and cinematographer (Thanks Dom) to celebrate.


(We have to ‘upgrade our plan’ to be able to show this as a video – I will send via email to those who are not on Facebook)

Discussion : So this is what was said of the Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

“Irreverent and silly | Without plot | A hoot | Funny and full of references | Light and easy to read”

The book scored 3 out of 5.

Next meeting : The Good People by Hannah Kent at Ros’ house. PM or email me for address details should you need it – H

Happy Birthday everyone!

Meeting May 2017


51FTZVHot2L._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_In the groove : Catherine, Sandra, Trish, Mary, Sharon, Gabrielle, Ann and Heidi

Missing a beat : Heather, Ros, Katie

Business : Heidi working on an updated contacts list for distribution.

Discussion : The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain, while not universally loved by those who read it, provoked an excellent discussion.  In fact, it may surprise and astonish those who weren’t there to hear that almost all the couple of hours of the meeting was taken up with actual discussion of the book!!

The Gustav Sonata scored 3

Next meeting : The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett at Lynette’s.