Ring of truth

 

Sir, – Frank McNally (An Irishman’s Diary, October 16th) mentions one or two lesser uses of the fáinne. He overlooked one important function. If one is lost in a foreign city, the fáinne is an infallible way to identify an English speaker. – Yours, etc,

PAT BREEN,

Athlone,

Co Westmeath.