Saint Patrick's Day Quiz Questions and Answers
St Patrick's Day Quiz
- On what date is Saint Patrick's Day?
- St. Patrick was born in Roman Britain, but why did he go to Ireland when he was 16?
- Which traditional Irish dish is made of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage?
- Can you name the highest peak on the island of Ireland?
- In Irish mythology, which warrior accidentally gained all the knowledge in the world by eating a magical salmon from the River Boyne?
- Can you name the first female President of Ireland?
- In legend, what attacked Saint Patrick during a 40-day fast he was undertaking on top of a hill?
- Which American city's river is famously dyed green in a fifty-year-old St. Patrick's Day tradition?
- Which surname, meaning 'sea battler', is the most common in Ireland?
- What did Saint Patrick use to teach the Irish people about the doctrine of the Holy Trinity?
- Which island is known as the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean and celebrates St. Patrick's Day as a public holiday? (Hint: the southern part of the island is now uninhabitable after a 1995 volcano eruption)
- What is the main ingredient of the Irish pancake Boxty?
- What's the familiar logo of Guinness?
- Which river flows through the centre of Dublin? And can you name Dublin's main thoroughfare?
- If a human catches a leprechaun, what must that leprechaun give to the human to be released?
- What's the name of the 40,000 interlocking basalt columns on the north coast of Northern Ireland?
- Which animal is the trademark of Waterford Crystal?
- Which castle, near Cork, would you find the Stone of Eloquence?
- The largest county in Ireland is county Cork, can you name the next largest?
- Which theatre in Dublin is also known as the National Theatre of Ireland?
- 17 March
- Captured by Irish pirates and made a slave
- Finn MacCool (or Fionn Mac Cumhail)
- Mary Robinson
- The shamrock
- Montserrat (Hint: in 1995, Montserrat's Soufrière Hills volcano buried the island's capital, Plymouth, in more than 12 metres of mud
- A harp
- River Liffey O'Connell Street.
- Three wishes
- The Giant's Causeway
- Blarney Castle (the Stone of Eloquence is another name for the Blarney Stone)
- County Galway
- The Abbey Theatre
Further recommended quiz questions:
> Ireland Quiz
> Northern Ireland Quiz