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  1.  Which fifth-century missionary and bishop from Great Britain is the patron saint of Ireland?
  2.  What are the two capital cities on the island of Ireland?
  3.  Which stringed instrument can be seen on the coat of arms of Ireland, and on the logo of a major brewery?
  4.  What is the name of that brewery, whose founder signed a 9,000-year lease for the site in St. James' Gate, Dublin, in 1759?
  5.  Which small plant has grown to become symbolic of Ireland?
  6. At 225 miles, what is the longest river in Ireland?
  7.  Which city in the historical province of Munster has given its name to a type of short, rhyming poem?
  8.  Which 80s rock band are the best-selling artists in Irish history?
  9.  What name is given to the period of violence in Northern Ireland during the 20th century?
  10.  Double question: what is the national airline of the Republic of Ireland, and which is the country's biggest airline?
  11.  Which lake in Northern Ireland is the largest body of water in the British Isles?
  12.  Which Irish novelist is most well-known for Ulysses, published in 1922?
  13.  Which Northern Irish footballer helped Manchester United to their first ever European Cup triumph in 1968?
  14.  Which Irish city is famous for its crystal production?
  15.  By what name was the island known to the Romans?
  16.  Which rock, built into the battlements of a castle, is supposed to endow any who kiss it with "the gift of the gab"?
  17.  Which is by far the best selling Irish Whiskey in the world?
  18.  Which large system of basalt columns in County Antrim was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1968?
  19.  In which sport(s) is the aim to hit a ball either through or over an opposition's posts using a wooden stick?
  20.  Which small, mythical creatures are rumoured to hide a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?
  21.  What name is given to wailing female spirits of Irish mythology?

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Interactive Quiz

  1.  Which fifth-century missionary and bishop from Great Britain is the patron saint of Ireland?
    St. Patrick/Pádraig
  2.  What are the two capital cities on the island of Ireland?
    Dublin/Baile Átha Cliath  and Belfast/Béal Feirste
  3.  Which stringed instrument can be seen on the coat of arms of Ireland, and on the logo of a major brewery?
    Celtic Harp/Cláirseach
  4.  What is the name of that brewery, whose founder signed a 9,000-year lease for the site in St. James' Gate, Dublin, in 1759?
    Guinness
  5.  Which small plant has grown to become symbolic of Ireland?
    Shamrock/Seamróg
  6. At 225 miles, what is the longest river in Ireland?
    River Shannon/Abha na Sionainne
  7.  Which city in the historical province of Munster has given its name to a type of short, rhyming poem?
    Limerick/Luimneach
  8.  Which 80s rock band are the best-selling artists in Irish history?
    U2
  9.  What name is given to the period of violence in Northern Ireland during the 20th century?
    The Troubles/Na Trioblóidí
  10.  Double question: what is the national airline of the Republic of Ireland, and which is the country's biggest airline?
    Aer Lingus and Ryanair
  11.  Which lake in Northern Ireland is the largest body of water in the British Isles?
    Lough Neagh/Loch nEachach
  12.  Which Irish novelist is most well-known for Ulysses, published in 1922?
    James Joyce
  13.  Which Northern Irish footballer helped Manchester United to their first ever European Cup triumph in 1968?
    George Best
  14.  Which Irish city is famous for its crystal production?
    Waterford/Port Láirge
  15.  By what name was the island known to the Romans?
    Hibernia
  16.  Which rock, built into the battlements of a castle, is supposed to endow any who kiss it with "the gift of the gab"?
    Blarney Stone/Cloch na Blarnan
  17.  Which is by far the best selling Irish Whiskey in the world?
    Jameson
  18.  Which large system of basalt columns in County Antrim was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1968?
    Giant's Causeway/Clochán an Aifir
  19.  In which sport(s) is the aim to hit a ball either through or over an opposition's posts using a wooden stick?
    Hurling/Iománaíocht 
  20.  Which small, mythical creatures are rumoured to hide a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?
    Leprechaun/Leipreachán
  21.  What name is given to wailing female spirits of Irish mythology?
    Banshee/Bean sí