Ireland Quiz

Ireland Quiz - Questions and Answers 


A St. Patrick's day present in the form of a quiz about all things to do with the island of Ireland, both the Republic and the North. We've even tried to give answers in both Gaelic and English...


Ireland Quiz - Questions


1. By what short, one-word name is Ireland known in Irish Gaelic?

2. Which fifth-century missionary and bishop from Great Britain is the patron saint of Ireland?

3. What are the two capital cities on the island of Ireland?

4. Which stringed instrument can be seen on the coat of arms of Ireland, and on the logo of a major brewery?

5. 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?

6. Which small plant has grown to become symbolic of Ireland?

7. At 225 miles, what is the longest river in Ireland? 

8. Which city in the historical province of Munster has given its name to a type of short poem?

9. Which 80s rock band are the best-selling artists in Irish history?

10. What name is given to the period of violence in Northern Ireland during the 20th century?

11. Double question: what is the national airline of the Republic of Ireland, and which is the country's biggest airline?

12. Which lake in Northern Ireland is the largest body of water in the British Isles?

13. Which Irish novelist is most well-known for Ulysses, published in 1922?

14. Which Northern Irish footballer helped Manchester United to their first ever European Cup triumph in 1968?

15. Which Irish city is famous for its crystal production?

16. By what name was the island known to the Romans?

17. Which rock, built into the battlements of a castle, is supposed to endow any who kiss it with "the gift of the gab"?

18. Which is by far the best-selling Irish Whiskey in the world?

19. Which large system of basalt columns in County Antrim was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1968?

20. In which sport(s) is the aim to hit a ball either through or over an opposition's posts using a wooden stick?

21. Which small, mythical creatures are rumoured to hide a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow?

22. What name is given to wailing female spirits of Irish mythology?


Ireland Quiz - Answers 

 


1. 
By what short, one-word name is Ireland known in Irish Gaelic? Éire

2. Which fifth-century missionary and bishop from Great Britain is the patron saint of Ireland? St. Patrick/Pádraig

3. What are the two capital cities on the island of Ireland? Dublin/Baile Átha Cliath  and Belfast/Béal Feirste

4. Which stringed instrument can be seen on the coat of arms of Ireland, and on the logo of a major brewery? Celtic Harp/Cláirseach

5. 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

6. Which small plant has grown to become symbolic of Ireland? Shamrock/Seamróg

7. At 225 miles, what is the longest river in Ireland? River Shannon/Abha na Sionainne

8. Which city in the historical province of Munster has given its name to a type of short, rhyming poem? Limerick/Luimneach

9. Which 80s rock band are the best-selling artists in Irish history? U2

10. What name is given to the period of violence in Northern Ireland during the 20th century? The Troubles/Na Trioblóidí

11. Double question: what is the national airline of the Republic of Ireland, and which is the country's biggest airline? Aer Lingus and Ryanair

12. Which lake in Northern Ireland is the largest body of water in the British Isles? Lough Neagh/Loch nEachach

13. Which Irish novelist is most well-known for Ulysses, published in 1922? James Joyce

14. Which Northern Irish footballer helped Manchester United to their first ever European Cup triumph in 1968? George Best

15. Which Irish city is famous for its crystal production? Waterford/Port Láirge

16. By what name was the island known to the Romans? Hibernia

17. 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

18. Which is by far the best selling Irish Whiskey in the world? Jameson

19. 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

20. 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 (and Camogie/Camógaíocht)

21. Which small, mythical creatures are rumoured to hide a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow? Leprechaun/Leipreachán

22. What name is given to wailing female spirits of Irish mythology? Banshee/Bean sí



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