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Happy St. Patricks Day to all my Irish friends.

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  • Gary Devine
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    correction, the year is 1848 for the meaning of the Ireland Flag. sorry

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  • Gary Devine
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    Wam and Explorer, this one is easy. Click on it and its the second line from the bottom. Good Luck!


    www.sonsoferin.com/content/irish-facts-and-trivia

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  • Gary Devine
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    The meaning of the Ireland flag in the year 1850 is what I stated above. Check in out guys. Click on the link and go down to history, then go to the third paragraph in the middle.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Ireland

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  • 99explorer
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    I just looked it up and WAM is right, although Gary's description is almost exactly the same, but with religious distinctions added.

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  • WA Mtnhunter
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    You are wrong on #1. Look it up.

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  • mspl8sdcntryboy
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    Another tidbit, St. Paddy's real name is Maewyn Succat.

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  • Gary Devine
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    Great Job WAM, you nailed the answers for question 2, 3, and 6.
    You were real close on question 1, 4 and 5.


    1. The Irish tricolor flag, created in 1848, was designed to reflect the country's political realities. Orange stands for the Irish Protestants, green for the Irish Catholics, and white for the hope that peace might eventually be reached between them.

    2. Irish Coffee was actually invented in San Francisco, not Ireland.

    3. Ireland has several nicknames. The most common is The Emerald Isle, but it is also known as The Old Sod, Four Green Fields and The Bower.

    4. The 1800's term "Paddy Wagon" got its name because when drunken Irishmen were arrested, they all claimed their name was "Paddy". (Similar to John Doe today)

    5. St. Patrick was not Irish. His father was Italian and his mother was a Scot. St. Patrick was actually born in Scotland.

    6. The Celtic harp is Ireland's official emblem and the only musical instrument used as a national emblem.

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  • WA Mtnhunter
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    1.Green representing Ireland, orange representing the followers of William of Orange, and white representing peace between them.
    2. San Francisco
    3. Emerald Isle
    4. Police wagons driven by predominantly Irish cops in NYC and Boston.
    5. FALSE, St Pat was a Brit.
    6. Shamrock, but the Harp Flag dates back to the 1600's.

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  • WA Mtnhunter
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    Irish Coffee came from a bar up the hill from Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco. Don't remember the name, but I have had it there before.

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  • 99explorer
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    Now I'll guess Los Angeles. I had heard that a long time ago, but never believed it.

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  • jhjimbo
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    #5 is false. i think i heard he was italian?? not sure.

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  • Gary Devine
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    Explorer, Irish coffee started in the great USA. What city?
    Clue, The city has a Major League baseball and a NFL football team.

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  • 99explorer
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    Gary - In response to question number 2, I'm going to guess Irish coffee came from Dublin, Ireland.
    It provides all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.
    But in return for that, it ruins three perfectly good drinks: coffee, cream and whiskey.

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  • Gary Devine
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    I have a few Irish Trivia questions.

    1. When the Irish flag was made over 150 years ago what did it stand for?

    2. What city did Irish coffee come from?

    3. The country Ireland has a few nicknames. What are they?

    4. How did the Irish Paddy Wagon get its name?

    5. What was Saint Patrick Irish? True or False

    6. What is the official emblem of Ireland?

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  • Gary Devine
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    explorer, we are having it, also. I love corned beef and cabbage with Irish whiskey and Irish beer). Don’t forget to wear your green today.
    Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

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