Tuesday, 17 March 2015

The Daily Teaser — 17-3-2015: Saint Patrick and Other Irishness … 

Oh, well, now … Gotham’s back on … 

Which is nice to know, it has to be said.

And I’ve got to admit, I’ve not — as yet — sat down and watched it.

Something things are more important, And RIGHT at the moment … ?   It’s last night’s episode of Jam a Minute: where Gyles Brandreth’s doing rather well.

But I will sit down and watch it: and the rest of the series.

Whether I’ll watch series 2, is something I don’t know: in part because I don’t watch enough Channel 5 to catch any announcements about future air dates.   But   additionally?

Because that mid-season break is bloody annoying … 


But let’s get a move on, shall we?

Yesterday’s Teaser saw Debbi* putting her answers: AND scoring five and a half out of six.

Let’s see how she — and you — do with today’s extremely Irish questions, shall we?

Here they are, along with the How ToLicense and video … 

Q1) 17th March is Saint Patrick’s Day: the patron saint of Ireland.   Patrick lived in which century: the 4th, 5th or 6th?
Q2) Ireland has three patron saints: Patrick being the best known.   Name either of the other two.
Q3) Patrick’s also credited with being the first bishop of where: Armagh, Dublin or Cork?
Q4) There’s several ‘Saint Patrick’s Crosses’.   One — in black on a white background — is a what: Maltese Cross, Cross Pattée or saltire?
Q5) Saint Patrick’s Isle is JUST off the coast of where: Anglesey, Ireland or the Isle of Mann?
Q6) Irish is spoken in many parts of Ireland.   How many Celtic languages — including Irish — are spoken in the British Isles?
Q7) Name one of them.
Q8) Who — famously — recorded a version of Danny Boy, on Saint Patrick’s Day: whilst on the International Space Station?
Q9) The shamrock is used as a symbol of Saint Patrick.   He’s said to have used it to explain what, to the Irish?
Q10) Finally … many will celebrate the day with a pint of Guinness: one of Ireland’s better known beers.   Is it a cream ale, stout or IPA?
Here’s yesterday’s questions and answers …
Q1) 16th March, saw the first ever FA Cup final played: between Wanderers FC, and Royal Engineers FC.   Who won?
A1) Wanderers FC.
Q2) The game was played at what’s now which international cricket ground: the Oval, Lords, or Trent Bridge?
A2) The Oval.
Q3) 16th March, 1244, saw the killing of Cathar heretics besieged at Montségur: in France.   The word Cathar meant what: Tall Ones, Pure Ones or Dead Ones?
A3) Pure Ones.
Q4) 16th March, 37 AD, saw the death of the Roman Emperor, Tiberius.   What Roman dynasty did he belong to?
A4) The Julio-Claudians.
Q5) 16th March, 1912, saw Lawrence Oates say “I’m just going outside and may be some time.”   Oates was just one member of R. F. Scotts expedition to where?
A5) The South Pole in Antarctica.   (There’s some dispute about whether he said this.   In either case?   He walked.   The saddest part was that it made no difference to the Expedition.)
Q6) Finally … 16th March, 1953, saw Marshal Tito become the first Communist head of state to make a state visit to the UK.   Which — now gone — country was Tito ruler of?
I’ll leave you this thought …
“I am Patrick, yes a sinner and indeed untaught; yet I am established here in Ireland where I profess myself bishop. I am certain in my heart that ‘all that I am,’ I have received from God. So I live among barbarous tribes, a stranger and exile for the love of God.”

Saint Patrick, in his Letter to the Soldiers of Coroticus.
And this tune … 

Top o’ the morning to ya … 

*        Strictly speaking, it’s the Kennington Oval, Debbi†: different part of London … !

†        Good luck for Monday, Debbi!   Hopefully, they’ll have you playing guitar, afterwards … !

1 comment:

Debbi said...

Or piano! :) Keep your fingers and toes crossed. :)

1. 5th
2. Brigit of Kildare
3. Armagh
4. the Cross-pattée
5. Isle of Man
6. 5
7. Irish Gaelic
8. Chris Hadfield
9. the Holy Trinity
10. stout