Many people who think of Irish trivia think of leprechauns and
Few know much more about this marvelous island or its population of roughly 5 million people.
But there is so much more to know! Ireland has one of the world's most interesting histories, and some of the most fun and fascinating customs.
Knowing some fun Ireland facts gives you so many options for expressing your personal Irish side!
Let us offer you a small sample of what makes Ireland such an interesting place. Then we'll offer you 10 specific "Irish" customs to bring into your own life!
Let's start by finding out how much you already know!
Ever wondered if you know 'enough' about Irish trivia and customs? Take our fun, free Quiz to find out!
Every answer is in the form of a picture, so you get to 'see' a little bit of Ireland as you enjoy the quiz...
Then come back and brush up on the Irish trivia and fun Irish customs you would like to know more about, using the links below!
If you scored 80 or higher - congratulations! You are a pro 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 trivia and fun Irish customs? Let's dig in!
For example, did you know ...?
Whew! Believe it or not we said that all in one breath! :-).
Now let's have a look at some Irish traditions, which you can use to express your own personal Irish side!
Irish weddings are a wonderful blend of older and newer Irish trivia and customs.
A terrific opportunity to express your Irish side, wherever you are in the world!
We have witnessed many wedding experiences with Irish themes - and they are an experience to be treasured.
Irish dancing, with its captivating beat and social energy, is sure to enchant you.
Dancing in Ireland has a long, rich history. Traditionally it was a way in which Irish friends and neighbors would meet at the crossroads of their village to spend a day and evening socializing.
Many celebrations in Ireland are related to religion or to the cycle of the seasons.
Birthdays in Ireland are a little different. We have only found a few birthday traditions uniquely associated with Ireland. But they are fun ones!
Want to know more? Click here for information on Irish birthday traditions.
Saint Patricks Day traditions are some of the most famous (and the most fun!) opportunities to express our Irish sides.
St Patricks Day is one of the main public holidays observed in Ireland, and while it doesn't quite reach that status in other parts of the world, many of us act as if it does!
Have a look at our main page on St Patricks Day traditions.
Celebrating Irish holidays gives us the perfect opportunity to express our Irish sides numerous times each year!
We try to bring at least one Irish expression into each of our holiday celebrations. And from time to time, we will plan an entire holiday party around an Irish trivia theme.
What to know more? Click here for our main page on Irish holidays!
Of all the ways to express your Irish side, traditional Irish clothing may be the most personal and flexible.
Whether you choose clothing from Ireland in your wedding theme, or wear a humorous Irish t-shirt on St. Patrick's Day, the options for expressing your Irish side through clothing are endless.
We love dreaming up entertaining ways to express our Irish sides, especially with groups of friends in social settings.
Here we offer several games of the free / homemade variety, on many kinds of Irish trivia. You can download them, print them, copy them to your heart’s content.
Having a St Patricks day party? Entertain your guests with a Limerick Poems Game.
Or how about an Irish-themed birthday party? Have your guests play an Irish Slang Words Match Game.
If you are a new parent looking for the best Irish baby names (boy or girl) we have good news!
Names originating in Ireland are popular worldwide. Sineads and Ronans are as likely to be found on the streets of Boston as they are on the streets of Dublin.
So what's in a name? It's the ultimate expression of your baby's heritage, a wonderful opportunity to express your cherished Irish culture every day.
Let's start with some of our favorite Irish baby names, then offer some ideas on how to use them to express your (baby's) Irish side.
When we watch or participate in traditional Irish sports, we experience the passion for hard work, social connection, and national pride that is so much a part of the culture.
You can feel it - in the pubs, in the stands, and in Irish homes around the world.
Want to know more about traditional Irish sports? Visit that section here!
Now Showing: The Irish in Cinema!!
In these Irish themed movies, you will observe a common thread – the Ould Sod (Old Country) itself is a major character in the story.
Let's have a look at some interesting facts and examples of terrific Irish themed movies. Visit that section here!
You KNOW there are many more fun Irish customs to enjoy.
By clicking one of the links below, you can check out all of the customs and activities that I have tried (and some that I have yet to try :-).
And yes, as you can tell... here at Irish Expressions, we do love Irish trivia :-)… But that is not all. Have a look!
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