The Irish Slang Challenge

How’s it going there? Ah sure ya know yourself! We’ve prepared a quiz for you to see if you can speak Irish slang. From acting the maggot to banjaxed – are you going to chance your arm? Go on, go on, go on!

The term ‘chance your arm’ comes from a 15th Century dispute between two Irish families. When the Butlers fled into St Patrick’s Cathedral, the FitzGeralds solved the quarrel by cutting a hole through the door and offering to shake hands. There is still a Door of Reconciliation in the Cathedral to this day!

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