Irish Culture: Lesson for Kids


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How did Ireland get its nickname 'The Emerald Isle'?

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1. Why was St. Patrick's Day originally celebrated in Ireland?

2. Many instruments are used when playing traditional Irish folk music. _____ are instruments that are often described as the Irish version of bagpipes.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these quiz and worksheet questions to make sure you understand Irish culture. You will explain a common holiday and important things and events.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These questions will help you see what you know about:

  • The origin of Ireland's nickname
  • St. Patrick's Day
  • Traditional Irish instruments

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson, such as what the most essential crops were for the Irish
  • Understanding key ideas - make sure you can correctly explain main phrases, such as the origin of Ireland's nickname, the Emerald Isle
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the most popular sport in Ireland

Additional Learning

You can get a better understanding of this island nation by reading the lesson titled Irish Culture: Lesson for Kids. It will help explain things like:

  • Mythical Irish creatures
  • Common dishes eaten in Ireland
  • Examples of traditional Irish homes