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Holiday Greeting - Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day

| March 15, 2017
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It has been said everyone in America is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you have Irish ancestry or merely enjoy a good celebration, test your knowledge of the old country by taking this quiz.

1. What is Gaeltacht?1
a. A region of Ireland in which Irish is spoken
b. A magical harp that belonged to the priest Dagda
c. A type of Irish brown bread
d. None of the above

2. Which of the following writers were Irish?2
a. Bram Stoker
b. Jonathon Swift
c. James Joyce
d. All of the above

3. Why did the Irish come to America?3, 4
a. A fungus destroyed Ireland’s potato crop
b. Lack of land and opportunity
c. Religious strife
d. All of the above

4. What is a sliotar?5
a. A stick used in hurling
b. A ball used in hurling
c. A sport played during the Gaelic games
d. All of the above

We are delighted to have you as a client and leave you with this bit of Irish wisdom on St. Patrick’s Day: Questioning is the door of knowledge.6

Answers:
1. A – A region of Ireland in which Irish is spoken
2. D – All of the above
3. D – All of the above
4. B – A ball used in hurling

Sources:
1 http://aboutworldlanguages.com/irish-gaelic
2 http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/countries/ireland.html
3 http://www.pbs.org/destinationamerica/usim_wn_noflash_4.html
4 http://www.pbs.org/destinationamerica/usim_wn_noflash.html
5 http://www.skysports.com/gaa/gaelic-football/news/30546/9298721/sky-sports-beginners-guide-to-gaelic-games
6 http://www.islandireland.com/Pages/folk/sets/proverb.html
This material was prepared by Peak Advisor Alliance. Peak Advisor Alliance is not affiliated with the named broker/dealer.

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