Monday, March 15, 2010

So, just how Irish are YOU??

Did you know March is National Noodle month?

Yeah, it is.

Really...

Huh...I didn't know that..

..well, until I found out..then I actulally did know..well, I do know... now..

So, use your “Noodle” try to answer these 17 Irish trivia questions:


1. What does “Erin go bragh” mean? (For extra credit: What language is it?)

2. In the song “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” what can you hear in the lilt of Irish laughter?




3. Before baking Irish soda bread, why is a cross traditionally slashed in the top of the loaf?

4. What type of meat goes into a traditional Irish stew?

5. What are the colors of the Irish flag and what do they represent?

6. What is a Claddagh?

7. During which years did the Irish Potato Famine take place?




8. Who was the first High King of Ireland?

9. The Titanic was built at which Irish shipyard?

10. Which actress played the part of Mary Kate Danaher in “The Quiet Man”?



11. In which town in Co. Roscommon is the Irish Famine Museum?




12. What does the circle in the centre of the celtic cross represent?

13. By legend, one who kisses the Blarney Stone receives what?

14. In Irish surnames, what does “Mac” mean?

15. What about O’ in Irish surnames?

16. Waterford, Ireland is popularly known for making what?

17. What is the “profession” of the leprechaun?




Have a wee bit 'o fun..and see how may you get right.

-Little ol' Irish.....me

6 comments:

Welcome said...

Hi Colleen,
I'm close.
On our family crest, the only thing that gets me is the snake on it. Yuk !

On October we have an Irish Fest here in our city. So much fun and lively. They bring the dancers in, and it is so lively.
My gram used to say, "The Irish are so grand".
Every hear that one ??
Enjoy your day, or in some cases, your week.

Vicki said...

Ok, no Irish lines here...

Lets see what I can do real quick:

1..Erin go bragh....less!
2..'you can hear the angels sing'
3..Marks the spot..
4..Mutton??
5..gren and ...ummm...???
6..ummm..a Sunday cuss word...
7..The real hungry ones...
8..The one smoking the funny weed..
9..The BIGGEST one..
10.Oh,Oh, Maureen O'Sullivan!
11.The most knowledgeable one (:
12.Bulls eye!
13.A very hard kiss back!
14.Golden Arches...
15.O-fer...
16.Chrystal!
17.hehe..male or female?
18.How'd I do?

Happy bein Irish to ya my friend!

Sue said...

LOL...love Vicki's answers. I actually have Irish in me, but do not know that much about Irish trivia.

My answers:

1. Gaelic, means "Ireland Forever"
2. angels singing
3. calls the 'goddess of bread' :)
4. lamb
5. white and green ?????
6. token of love
7. 1845 to 1850?
8. read Vicki's answer
9. Faulty Steel Shipworks
10. Maureen O'Hara
11. The one that was the hungriest
12 The sun
13 the gift of gab
14 "son of"
15. "grandson of"
16. crystal
17. shoemaker

Fun quiz, looking forward to seeing the correct answers to these.

Sue:)

Vee said...

Fun quiz and I flunked. Not so very Irish at all. Fun quiz all the same... I hope that we'll get the real answers, though I like some of the ones above quite well.

Julie said...

Love this great Irish post, Colleen! You even have a lovely Irish name! SO glad I found your blog today--what a beautiful place! I did a post on claddaghs last week--funny!

I'll be back often--hope you're having a wonderful day!

Karen said...

Alas I am completely and 100% French! No special holilday for us. :(