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QUIZ: How Irish are you?

St. Patrick’s Day, on March 17, is a celebration of Ireland and Irish culture
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This image of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, can be seen on Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Junction City, Ohio. (Wikimedia Commons)

St. Patrick’s Day, on March 17, is a time to celebrate Ireland and all things that remind people of the Emerald Isle.

It’s a day when some say there are only two groups of people: those who are Irish and those who wish they were.

Whether your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations include a pint of Guinness, reciting limericks, listening to the music of Irish supergroup U2 or looking for a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, there is plenty to celebrate on this day.

How much do you know about St Patrick’s Day and Ireland? Put your knowledge to the test with these 10 questions.

And may the luck of the Irish be yours.


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In this Sept. 23, 2016, file photo, The Edge, from left, Bono and Adam Clayton of the music group U2 perform at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Do you know when this Irish band was formed? (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)
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People enjoy the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day with Irish-themed costumes. Dave Plant, Dean Rubisch, Ralph Givens and Brad Kotzer got into the holiday spirit during the Quesnel Curling Club’s final bonspiel of the year, the St. Patrick’s Day Bonspiel. (Contributed)


John Arendt

About the Author: John Arendt

John Arendt has worked as a journalist for more than 30 years. He has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism degree from Ryerson Polytechnical Institute.
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