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Fun Trivia Quiz About Ireland With Answers

Adele Cosgrove-Bray is a writer, poet and artist who lives on the Wirral Peninsula in England.

Trivia perfect for St Patrick's day or any Irish-themed event

Trivia perfect for St Patrick's day or any Irish-themed event

1. In which county is the Giant's Causeway located? Antrim

2. Which river runs through Dublin? Liffey

3. How many counties does Ireland have? 32

4. Paddy Maloney, Sean Keane, Matt Molloy and Derek Bell are all members of which famous Irish musical band? The Chieftains

5. Name the three expanses of water which separate Ireland from Britain. North Channel, St. George's Channel and the Irish Sea

6. Jack Butler Yeats, Mary Swanzy and Sir John Lavery are all known for what? Fine Art Painting

7. According to The Chronicle of Ireland, in which year did St Patrick arrive in Ireland? 431 AD

8. Which town is located at the mouth of the River Lagan? Belfast

9. Name the highest mountain in Ireland. Carrauntoohil

10. Feargal Sharkey, John O'Neill, Damian O'Neill, Michael Bradley and Billy Doherty were members of which Irish band? The Undertones

11. The Michael Davitt Bridge connects which island to the mainland? Achill Island

12. Which Irish writer was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the Médaille de la Résistance? Samuel Beckett

13. Name the 5th-century Romano-British slave who allegedly banished Druids from Ireland. St Patrick

14. Fiona Shaw, Maureen O'Hara, Brenda Fricker and Bronagh Gallagher are all what? Actors

15. By approximately 4000 BC, Neolithic settlers had introduced sheep and cereals - true or false? True

16. How many letters are there in the Irish alphabet? 18

17. Fathers Jack, Ted and Dougal lived on which fictional island? Craggy Island

18. In which year did the Easter Rising, when Irish republicans rebelled again British rule, take place? 1916

19. Ciarán Brennan, Moya Brennan, Noel Duggan, Pól Brennan are members of which Irish folk band? Clannad

20. What were the four historical provinces of Ireland? Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connaught

21. In which county is Bunratty Castle located? County Clare

22. Buried in Down Cathedral, in Downpatrick, who was the nun, abbess and founder of several monasteries? Brigid of Kildare

23. Brendan Behan, Colum McCann and Sally Rooney are all what? Writers

24. Which is the longest river in Ireland? River Shannon

25. Ireland has arguably the world's oldest system of field division using dry stone walls - true or false? True

26. Avoca village, in the Vale of Avoca, was the real-life location for which popular Irish TV series? Ballykissangel

27. In the 1990s and beyond, what was the term given to rapid economic growth in Ireland? Celtic Tiger

28. Rachel's Holiday, Watermelon and Grown Ups were written by which Irish novelist? Marian Keyes

29. Spider Tracy, Cait O'Riordan, Joe Strummer and Shane MacGowan were among the many members of which Irish band? The Pogues

30. In which city did Molly Malone sell seafood? Dublin

31. Older than Stonehenge or the Egyptian pyramids, name the burial monument built around 3200 BC. Newgrange

32. "Walk Tall", Elusive Butterfly" and "Paddy McGuinty's Goat" were popular records by which Irish Singer and TV personality? Val Doonican

33. Established in 1592, which is the oldest university in the Republic of Ireland? Trinity College, Dublin

34. In which county are the Mourne Mountains located? County Down

35. In the late Bronze Age, Ireland was an important part of a network of maritime trading which included France and Iberia - true or false? True

36. Ninette de Valois, Monica Loughman and Joan Denise Moriarty have what in common? Irish ballet dancers

37. Ruling from 846 AD, who was the first High King of Ireland? Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid (Malachy MacMulrooney)

38. Name the largest freshwater lake in Ireland. Lough Neagh

39. Light a Penny Candle, Tara Road and Circle of Friends were written by which Irish famous novelist? Meave Binchy

40. In which year was the Good Friday Agreement signed? 1998

41. Name the three lakes of Killarney. Lough Leane, Upper Lake and Muckross

42. Which famous ship was built in Belfast between 1911 and 1912? Titanic

43. Which city can be found between the two channels of the River Lee? Cork

44. Dessie Hughes, Martin Molony and Phonsie O'Brien were all famed for what? Horse Racing - they were jockeys

45. During the 9th century AD, which group of invaders plagued Irish shores? Vikings

46. Redbreast, Green Spot and Writers Tears are brands of what? Irish Whiskey

47. What is the capital city of the Republic of Ireland? Dublin

48. George William Russell, Seamus Heaney and Thomas Moore were famed for what? Poetry

49. Maureen, Anne, Linda, Coleen, Bernie, Denise, Amy and Julia were all members of which best-selling pop group? The Nolan Sisters

50. Name the famous castle in County Cork whose masonry can allegedly grant the gift of clever speech. Blarney Castle

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