St Patricks Day Questions & Answers

"Every absurdity has a champion to defend it." - Oliver Goldsmith

Trivia

Trivia (singular: trivium) are unimportant (or "trivial") items, especially of information. In the late twentieth century the expression came to apply more to information of the kind useful almost exclusively for answering quiz questions: a perfect "trivia question" is one that initially stumps the listener, but the answer subsequently sounds familiar once revealed (otherwise the question would be considered either too familiar and therefore not trivia, or so unfamiliar and obscure as to be unanswerable and not as entertaining). The study or collection of trivia is known as spermology, which literally means collection of seeds.

  1. Who died of a fever and no one could save her?
  2. Who could "nary a man say a word ag'in"?
  3. Whose eyes were "a'sparkle, full of fun"?
  4. What can you hear in the "lilt of Irish laughter"?
  5. Why would one walk from Cork to Lairrn?
  6. What couldn't Noah find to take on the ark?
  7. What is "too-rah loo-rah loo-rah"?
  8. Whose home was "beyond the mountains far and wide"?
  9. Whose music was the "grandest in the land"?
  10. His father wore orange, his mother wore green What musical instruments did he play?

Answers

  1. Sweet Molly Malone
  2. Harrigan
  3. My Wild Irish Girl's
  4. You can hear the angels sing
  5. To see the "Forty Shades of Green"
  6. He couldn't find the unicorns
  7. An Irish Lullaby
  8. Kathleen's
  9. McNamara's Band
  10. He played the flute or played the harp (depending where he was)

Sayings

May your right hand always
Be stretched out in friendship
And never in want.

Here’s to beefsteak when you’re hungry,
Whiskey when you’re dry,
All the women you’ll ever want,
And heaven when you die.

Here’s to fine wine, women, and song.
And here’s to workdays that aren’t too long.
Here’s to shoes that always fit.
And here’s to you, you silly shit!

May God bless and keep in good health your enemies' enemies.

A toast to your coffin. May it be made of 100 year old oak. And may we plant the tree together, tomorrow.
An Irishman is never drunk as long he can hold onto one blade of grass and not fall off the face of the earth.

May you have food and raiment,
A soft pillow for your head,
May you be forty years in heaven
Before the devil knows you’re dead.