Quiz question suggestions: Ireland









Quiz-question-suggestions about Ireland


How approximately many people lived in Ireland in 2010? 1 million, 4 million, 10 million - answer = 4 million

What ocean is off Ireland's west coast? The Atlantic
What sea is between England and Ireland? The Irish Sea
How long does it take to fly from Ireland to England - 10 minutes, 1 hour or 5 hours? Answer = 1 hour
Where in England can you catch a ferry to Ireland? Liverpool, Holyhead


How many offshore islands does Ireland have? 0, 3, 12, More than 80 Answer = more than 80 (about 20 are inhabited).

What is the name of the motorway around Dublin - the M1 or the M50? Answer = M50

What are the colour's in Ireland' flag? Green, White and Orange / Gold.

Name the largest city in Ireland? Dublin
Name the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland? Cork
Name the second largest city in the Island of Ireland? Belfast
Which of these is not the name of a town in Ireland - Westport, Enniscorthy, Trim, Oban, Tralee? Oban

Name the longest river in Ireland? The Shannon
Name the largest town or city that each of these rivers flows through: The Corrib (Galway), the Suir (Waterford), the Lee (Cork), the Liffey (Dublin), the Shannon (Limerick),
Name the tallest mountain in Ireland? Carrauntoohil
Which of these is not the name of a mountain range in Ireland - Macgillycuddy's Reeks, The Twelve Bens, The Grampians, Wicklow Mountains? The Grampians

What are the official languages in Ireland? Engish, Irish, Irish Sign Language
What is the name of Ireland, in Irish? Éire
What is the classical Latin name for the island of Ireland? Hibernia
What is the two letter country code for Ireland used in internet addresses? IE

When was the Irish War of Independence? 1919-1921
When was the Irish Free State formed? 1922
What year was the Republic of Ireland formed? 1937
Who was the first President of Ireland? Dr Douglas Ross Hyde (Irish: Dubhghlas de hÍde / An Craoibhín Aoibhinn?
When did Ireland leave the British Commonwealth? 1948
What year did Ireland join the European Communities? 1972

What is the main religion in Ireland? Catholicism
Who is the best known patron saint of Ireland? St Patrick?
When is St Patrick's Day? 17 March
Name two other saints from Ireland (Brigid, Kevin, Columcille, Oliver Plunket)

What will you find at the foot of a rainbow? Pot of gold
In Irish folklore, who is the little bearded man, wearing a coat and hat, who gets up to mischief? A leprechaun
What does it mean if you see a banshee? Someone is going to die
Name the sexually-explicit female figure who is sometimes carved on cathedrals or castles? A sheela na gig
What stone should you kiss if you want to become great at talking? The Blarney stone


What are reels, jigs, slip jigs, hornpipes, and treble jigs? Types of dances / tunes / dance-tunes
What are Irish bagpipes called? uilleann pipes
What musical instrument is featured on coins from Ireland? Harp


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