Now, I’m sure you all know that there is more to this holiday than just green beer, right?! Either way, I’m going to show you some examples right now!
You’ll find the main navigation on the side menu on the left, but there is a nice introduction in the center and more navigation on the right as well. That part also has a spotlight feel to it. The sections are:
Who was St. Patrick? – Here you will learn all about the man behind this holiday. Who was he? When did he live? When did he die? Those are some of the questions that can be answered here.
History of the Holiday – This section not only describes the history of this holiday, but it also gives you a look into the history of the Irish people. Learn about the parades, the religious holiday and even how this holiday has gone global.
Remember, there is more than one page to this section. The other categories under this heading are: The Parade, Chicago River, The Shamrock, Irish Music, The Snake, Recipes, Slainte and The Leprechaun. Some of these were featured on the main page as well.
All Things Irish Quiz – Here you can test your Irish IQ. I suggest taking this quiz after you viewed the whole site, since you’ll find a lot of the information just waiting to be discovered on the site. It’s a 10 question quiz and it only takes about two minutes to fill in.
History of Ireland Quiz – This quiz is 15 questions long and it covers the history of Ireland itself. I was surprised at how much I actually knew! Will you be surprised too?
Did You Know? – Here you will find some Irish facts. From celebrating to college statistics, there is a lot of interesting information presented here.
Video – Here you can see a bunch of videos about the history of St. Patty’s Day, like drinking and Irish History.
Irish Destinations – Well, I can’t just hop on a plane and go to Ireland to visit for St. Patrick’s Day, but you know me, I certainly love to computer chair travel. You get to do that in this section where you will learn about the different places in Ireland. The destinations include: Aran Islands, Cork, Donegal, Dublin, The Shannon River, Tralee and Waterford.
Literary Ireland – Here you will learn about the folks who came from Ireland who became literary marvels. They are James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, William Butler Yeats, Jonathon Swift, Seamus Heaney, Oscar Wilde and Elizabeth Bowen.
Now that you’ve explored the site, why don’t you go take those quizzes and see how much you really know? I’m certainly ready to celebrate my heritage now. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!