The Stevens Irish Association, SIA, held Irish Pub Trivia Night on Tuesday, Nov. 14 at 9:15 p.m. in Kidde 360. Pizza, root beer, water, and skittles were served. Before the event began, there was a lively introduction where attendees said their names and told stories about their pets. A lot of laughter ensued. The trivia portion began around 9:45 p.m. There were four categories: Irish Cities, Past SIA GBMs, E-Board Members, and Folklore. The entire room was divided into two teams. Some of the questions asked were about the capital of Ireland (Dublin), the meaning of fáilte in Gaelic (“welcome”), the location of the island where the most recent “Star Wars” episode was filmed (Skulley Michael), and the Irish version of a mermaid (murdhuacha). During the rounds, there were a lot of arguments and rowdy discussions, but the atmosphere was relaxed. Those who attended the event had the chance to demonstrate their exceptional knowledge of Irish culture and the club itself. At the end of the night, Team 1 prevailed, but it was fun for everyone who participated. This was a brand new event for SIA, and the idea was thought of by Ellen Drennan, who is on the minor board. The event was organized by Events Coordinator Danielle Gannon and Cultural Chair Aileen Quinn.
Stevens Irish Association holds biweekly GBMs on Tuesdays at 9:15 p.m. in Kidde 360 and will be holding a Movie Night in EAS 222 on Friday at 5 p.m. SIA President Dylan McDermott remarks that “SIA strives to create a close-knit community around Irish culture on campus. At general body meetings, they learn Gaelic phrases, Irish culture, and Irish games. Our events focus on holidays celebrated in Ireland and always include food.”