Forget Irish cliches: How much do you really know about Ireland? Take our quiz.

Forty shades of green, top o’ the morning to you, begorrah – everyone knows the Irish clichés, but Ireland is a small country with a rich and complex past. Its history includes not only revolutions and wars, but also artists, writers, and scientists. And while it may not be a world power, Ireland has a more complex relationship with Britain than many realize.

How much do you know about the real Ireland?

14. Legend has it that St. Patrick forever rid Ireland of which of the following?

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Children make their way to the St Patrick's Day parade during the St Patrick's Day celebrations in Limerick, Ireland, on Mar. 17, 2013.


Red squirrels


The European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund

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