Kind human," He says, "I'm in a wee bit of a jam, got my foot stuck ya see, under this blasted root. Will ya do me a kindness and free me?" Amazed, you lift the root enough for him to escape. "Ah, what a good human ye are! I'll tell ye what, I don't just give my pot of gold to anyone, but yer a decent sort. How 'bout this, then? If you can answer most of my questions about my lovely country of Ireland, I'll let you have it, what say you? Ready?"
As you walk along a nature trail, minding your own business, a tiny man dressed all in green, with a big smoking pipe and a giant tall hat calls to you: "
In old Irish folklore, what benefit was associated with May morning dew?
Let a little may morning dew on your face to make your skin glow.
Ireland is also known as...
On St. Brigid's Day people went from house to house carrying a straw doll. What was the doll called?
Brighid is the patron of poets and bard, healers and magicians. She was especially respected when it came to prophecy and divination.
Which of these mythical creatures does NOT exist in Irish folklore?
Centaurs never made it to Irish folklore, but fairies, which include Leprechauns, are very Irish, as well as the scary banshee. Centaurs are more Greek.
What are the two drinks that make up a Black Velvet?
The opening of Saving Private Ryan is set on Omaha beach, but where was it ACTUALLY filmed?
Ballinesker Beach, Curracloe Strand, Ballinesker, were used for the filming of the D-Day sequence in Saving Private Ryan, due to similarity to Omaha Beach in Normandy
Who wrote 'Angela's Ashes'?
Angela's Ashes is a Memoir is a 1996 memoir by the Irish-American author Frank McCourt, with various anecdotes and stories of his childhood. It details his very early childhood in Brooklyn, New York, but focuses primarily on his life in Limerick, Ireland.
Who composed the music for Riverdance, the stage show?
On St. Patrick's Day, Irish people are traditionally supposed to eat...
What is the tallest mountain in Ireland?
At just a little over 1km tall (0.67 miles), Mount Carrauntoohil is the tallest mountain in Ireland.
The Great Irish Famine, which lead to mass migration and starvation, was in which decade?
This terrible famine, which happened in the 1840s, saw a 2 million population decrease in Ireland due to emigration and death by starvation.
Which of the following is true of the Irish population?
We were a bit tricky here, since Ireland has a high birth rate which lead to its population being younger. Either answer is true!
It has higher birth rates than most countries
It's older than in most countries
It's younger than in most countries
It's thinner than in most countries
The leprechaun sighs.
"I'm sorry, you really are a sweet human, but you have much to learn about my beloved country. I bought a Guinness while you were taking my test, I think I'll drink it here awhile until you pass it."
The leprechaun smiles broadly.
"Not bad 'tall! You know some things about my beloved country, my isle of isles. But you still didn't get enough answers right to win my pot of gold! You were close, aye, but no until you prove you know my country very well indeed!"
With that, he leans back against a tree, smoking his pipe and waiting for you to try again.
The leprechaun does a happy jig and laughs out loud.
"By my stars, human, you sure you're not Irish yerself? What a superb job you did answering my questions twelve. Here ye are, my pot 'o gold, don't go wasting it all in one place, now, and remember yer old wee pal! May all yer days be blessed with the warmth of the sun and the cool of morning dew."
And with that, he disappears, only the heavy pot of gold in your hands is proof he was ever there...