We built Irish Expressions for people who love Ireland, and enjoy finding creative ways to express our “Irish sides” – wherever we are in the world.
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This fun, free quiz will help answer that question. You can find out how much you already know about Irish expressions, and what you want to know more about.
Each answer is in the form of a picture, so you can have an Irish experience while you play through the quiz!
If you scored 80 or higher - congratulations! You are an expert at expressing your Irish side in many different ways!
If your score was in the 60-70 range, you are well on your way! Brush up on your knowledge below, and then take the quiz again if you like (you can enjoy it as often as you want).
If you scored 50 or less - well, you have definitely come to the right place! :-)
Now, ready to know more about Irish expressions? Let's dig in!
Basically, it is anything you do or say that expresses what we like to call your "Irish Side." It might include the words you say, the songs you sing, the artwork you share, the food you serve, the clothes you wear ... you get the idea :-).
If you take the time to explore our sight (please do!) here is what you will find:
Are you looking for that perfect Irish toast, blessing, joke, proverb or quote? Ireland is a verbal culture and the right Irish sayings can be the perfect way to express your personal Irish side at any occasion.
"If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough!"
Do you wish you knew the words to the most famous Irish songs? Take it from us - singing along to Irish folk songs, especially with a group of friends, is one of the most enjoyable ways to express your Irish side!
In Dublin's fair city,
Where the Girls are so pretty,
I first set my eyes,
On sweet Molly Malone,
As she wheeled her wheel barrow,
Through the streets broad and narrow,
Crying cockles and mussels,
Alive alive o!
Maybe you want to express your Irish side using beautiful Irish symbols? Irish and Celtic symbols such as the Celtic knot, the Claddagh and the Tree of Life can be shared in clothing, jewelry, artwork and more.
Do you want to take a virtual tour of Ireland, and see the most amazing Irish landmarks without leaving home? Sharing your travel stories, both real and virtual is a very entertaining way to express your Irish side.
Serving Irish food is one of the best ways to have an Irish experience, wherever you are! Feed your Irish side by sharing your favorite Irish appetizers, entres, side dishes and desserts.
Are you looking for fun Irish traditions, games and activities to bring into your day to day life? Celebrate Irish holidays, play Irish games, practice Irish traditions - the choices are endless.
You can also communicate directly with us, using our contact form here. We would love to hear from you!
Meanwhile, thanks for visiting! I hope that we will meet someday, in person or online, and you can tell me about your own connection to the Emerald Isle.
Until then, best wishes -
Bruce Grady, and the team at Irish-Expressions.com
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