Thursday, March 17, 2011

St. Patrick's Day

I'm of Irish descent on my mother's side, and everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Aren't the Irish generous?

I submit this quiz, so you can figure out just how Irish you are.

  1. Who was St. Patrick?
  2. What did he do to become associated with Ireland?
  3. What is the language in the expression "Erin go bragh"?
  4. What does the expression mean?
  5. Who was Molly Malone and what was her profession?
  6. What city did she work in?
  7. What is another name for the "little people"?
  8. What happens if you catch one?
  9. What is at the end of the rainbow?
  10. What is the Blarney stone supposed to give?
  11. What must you do to it to receive it?
  12. Why are there so many rock walls in Ireland?
  13. Who directed “The Quiet Man” in 1952?
  14. According to the Irish, what should one do at a wake?
  15. What color must you never wear on St. Patrick's Day?
  16. What is Ireland’s official color?
  17. What is the capitol of Ireland?
  18. What is the predominant religion in Ireland?
  19. What disaster in Ireland resulted in so many Irish immigrating to America?
  20. What food did the English purchase from America to help feed the starving Irish?
  21. "You can search everywhere, but none can compare to my ----, ----- ----."
  22. What is the Irish name for a cloverleaf?
  23. Is the potato native to Ireland?
  24. What percentage of U.S. presidents have had Irish ancestors?
  25. Is Ireland the only place Gaelic is spoken?
  26. Where was Michael Flatley (of Lord of the Dance & Riverdance fame),Irish dancing superstar born? 
  1. Why did St. Patrick drive the snakes from Ireland? (When the Irish say that St. Patrick chased the snakes out of Ireland, what they don't tell you is that he was the only one who saw any snakes!)
  2. What is green and stays out all night?
  3. Why can't you borrow money from a leprechaun?
  4. Why did God invent whiskey?
  5. How many Irishmen does it take to change a light bulb?
I'll post the answers tomorrow.


  1. Ok I know a few of these...mostly the leprechaun ones, pot-of-gold... Oh, and I know you kiss the blarney stone! Was it a potato famine that drove the Irish to the US? I know Kennedy was Irish.... :) Am I doing ok so far? Can't wait to see the answers. Happy St. Patty's day to you!

  2. Okay...okay...I was SO going to post my answers and everything but...I'm ashamed of how many I DON'T KNOW! I know a lot but I'm not even going to admit the ones I don't! Lol I LOVE you video too! Awesome post Donna!

  3. Oh, I love the video! I've never seen that one.

    I'm not Irish :(

    I know nothing. But I do like the color green and pinching people so that has to count for something, right?

    Cute post. Thanks for sharing.


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