ST PATRICK’S DAY

May the luck of the Irish be with you this St. Patrick’s Day, and may you be lucky in the quiz too.

Many thanks to Louis Hansel at Unsplash for the image of the hallowed gates of Guinness.

QUESTIONS

1. Which US city famously dies its river green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?

2. What nationality was St. Patrick?

3. What was St. Patrick said to have driven out of Ireland during his stay?

4. What is the emblem of the Irish stout, Guinness?

5. Where can you see the Book of Kells displayed?

6. If you catch a leprechaun what are you given to secure their release?

7. Which river does the city of Dublin stand on?

8. What is the largest county in Ireland?

9. The Curragh is famous for what sport?

10. What are drumlins?

11. In Father Ted, what music competition was entered by the priests?

12. What meat will be found in a traditional Irish stew?

13. One Direction had an Irish band member, who was it?

14. Which animal is the trademark of Waterford Crystal?

15. What type of food is a Boxty, which has potato as one of the main ingredients?
The old rhyme goes, 'Boxty on the griddle, boxty in the pan, if you can't make a boxty you'll never get a man.'

16. What did the Romans call Ireland?

17. How did St. Patrick get to Ireland?

18. What was the first brand of whiskey included in an Irish Coffee (so their website states!)?

19. Which Irish actor played the fifth James Bond in the movies franchise?

20. Whose real name was Maewyn Succat?

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ANSWERS

ST PATRICK’S DAY

1. Which US city famously dies its river green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day?
CHICAGO

2. What nationality was St. Patrick?
SCOTTISH

3. What was St. Patrick said to have driven out of Ireland during his stay?
SNAKES

4. What is the emblem of the Irish stout, Guinness?
HARP

5. Where can you see the Book of Kells displayed?
TRINITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN

6. If you catch a leprechaun what are you given to secure their release?
THREE WISHES

7. Which river does the city of Dublin stand on?
LIFFEY

8. What is the largest county in Ireland?
CORK

9. The Curragh is famous for what sport?
HORSE RACING

10. What are drumlins?
HILLS

11. In Father Ted, what music competition was entered by the priests?
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST

12. What meat will be found in a traditional Irish stew?
LAMB

13. One Direction had an Irish band member, who was it?
NIALL HORAN

14. Which animal is the trademark of Waterford Crystal?
A SEAHORSE

15. What type of food is a Boxty, which has potato as one of the main ingredients?
IRISH PANCAKE

16. What did the Romans call Ireland?
HIBERNIA

17. How did St. Patrick get to Ireland?
HE WAS KIDNAPPED BY PIRATES

18. What was the first brand of whiskey included in an Irish Coffee (so their website states!)?
JAMESON’S  (Bushmills for ½ point as it can be used and there is some dispute about which is best)

19. Which Irish actor played the fifth James Bond in the movies franchise?
PIERCE BROSNAN

20. Whose real name was Maewyn Succat?
SAINT PATRICK