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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?

By , Correspondent


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.

Peter Morrison / AP

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Question 1 of 25

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



Red squirrels




The European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund


Question 1 of 25