In honor of a favorite holiday, St. Patrick’s Day, I wrote a challenge for those who appreciate the “wearin’ of the green.” So fellow readers, test your knowledge of Irish history and culture. Good luck!
- What Irish plant represents the Trinity used by Christians?
- St. Patrick was born in Ireland. True or False?
- Northern Ireland uses which form of currency (Euro or Pound Sterling)
- Corned beef and cabbage is a traditional Irish dish. True or False?
- According to Irish Law, pubs in the Republic of Ireland are closed on which holiday (St. Patrick’s Day, Ash Wednesday, or Good Friday)
- Palm trees grow in Ireland. True or False?
- All Guinness is brewed in Dublin. True or False?
- What animal did St. Patrick drive from Ireland?
- Whiskey made from potatoes is called (Mead, Tater Shots, or Poteen).
- The Irish Wolfhound developed a dangerous reputation from which famous Sherlock Holmes Story?
- False (St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain, captured as a boy, and brought over to what is now known as Ireland as a slave)
- Pound Sterling
- False (While some in Ireland enjoy bacon and cabbage, corned beef is not usually on the menu.)
- Good Friday (and Christmas, too)
- True (Ireland has a temperate climate, suitable for palm trees)
- False (Guinness is brewed in over 50 countries but tastes best in Ireland)
- The Hound of the Baskervilles
How Irish are you?
7-10 Correct: Congratulations! You are well versed in all things Irish!
4-6 Correct: Not bad! You are on your way…
Less than 4: Put down the green beer and walk away. Just kidding! Read up on the Emerald Isle and you will be all set for next year!
May you all have a safe and fun St. Patrick’s Day! Slainte!