What's Your Irish Name?

WORLD

Zoe Samuel

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Ireland is a beautiful country, full of truly delicious beer, magnificent horses that roam relatively freely, and very friendly and industrious people worrying rather intensely about Brexit. It is a land with a long history of producing inventors and artists far out of proportion to its population, a product of being simultaneously very wealthy by historical standards - meaning there was a leisure class with time to innovate - and also fairly oppressed by the standards of wealthy nations - meaning there was a lot to write about or attempt to improve. Irish formed a large portion of immigrants coming to the early United States of America, and have influenced all sorts of American traditions and institutions. Indeed, St. Patrick's Day in New England is sometimes an even bigger deal than back home.

Modern Ireland is also a very progressive nation, that blends its Catholic roots with a modern outlook. This means a national health care system, twin referenda that delivered landslide results in favor of abortion rights and LGBT marriage equality, and an education system that looks after everyone. It also means a diverse and entrepreneurial environment that welcomes people of all races and backgrounds, meaning that no matter where you're from or what you look like, if you're willing to work hard, play harder and sing loudly in Gaelic, you can be Irish. All you need to get started is your Irish name - so let's figure it out!

How Catholic are you?

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Do you ever break the rules?

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Do you mind a changing Ireland?

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What beer do you like?

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What do you do on St. Patrick's Day?

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Last time you met a leprechaun, what wish did you ask for?

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If you found a four-leaf clover and didn't need the luck that day, to whom would you give it?

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Have you ever thought of starting your own business?

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What sort of horse do you have?

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Ireland keeps electing women to its presidency. What's your view on that?

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How do you feel about Ireland's "Celtic Tiger" economic boom, that transformed the country?

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Did you vote in Ireland's recent referenda on gay marriage and abortion rights?

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What sort of Irish house do you like to live in?

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Which Irish county do you like best?

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How many drinks is too many?

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How mad (or not) are you about the Brits dumping Brexit on you?

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Which British national hero do you wish they'd stop saying is a good guy?

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Which Irish hero do you strive to be like?

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What do you think of Leo Varadkar, the Irish PM?

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Do you look good in shorts?

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When is the last time you were in church that wasn't for a wedding, funeral or baptism?

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What's your favorite Irish landmark?

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In which of the following would you most like to spend a day?

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In what outfit do you feel your truest self come out?

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How do you feel about America?

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What's your view on Germany?

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What's your idea of a heatwave?

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Who is the person that Ireland should really encourage to go to Britain and never come back?

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What super Irish sport do you adore?

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What's the best Irish invention?

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