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  1. Name the Republic of Ireland's third busiest airport, after Dublin and Cork?



  2. Which author and satirist was born in Dublin, on November 30, 1667?
  3. Which Irish sports stadium is the third largest stadium in Europe?
  4. Mary McAleese the world's first woman to succeed another as president, who did she succeed?
  5. What is the name of Ireland's national theatre?
  6. Which town, defined as a suburb of Dublin, has a name that sounds like a collection of a certain type of weapon?
  7. Which river flows through the centre of Dublin?
  8. Which illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin is widely regarded as Ireland's finest national treasure?
  9. Which collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce were first published in 1914?
  10. Which of Ireland's counties, colloquially known as the Garden of Ireland, comes last alphabetically?
  11. Name Dublin's main thoroughfare?
  12. Which county is the largest in Ulster and the most northern of the Republic of Ireland counties?
  13. Which Irish county is the largest in terms of land area? And what about the smallest?
  14. An Irish coffee consists of hot coffee, sugar and which two other ingredients?
  15. What name is given to the 1916 armed insurrection to end British rule in Ireland?
  16. Which leading dramatist of his generation was in 1925 awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature?

Answers:

  1. Shannon
  2. Jonathan Swift





  3. Croke Park
  4. Mary Robinson
  5. Abbey Theatre
  6. Swords
  7. The River Liffey
  8. Book of Kells
  9. Dubliners
  10. Wicklow
  11. O'Connell Street
  12. Donegal
  13. Cork. Louth is the smallest.
  14. Irish whiskey and thick cream
  15. The Easter Rising
  16. George Bernard Shaw



Ireland Questions II

  1. Dublin Zoo is located in which famous urban park?
  2. Which important god of Irish mythology, had immense power and played a large and beautiful harp?
  3. Which Dublin stadium was demolished in 2007 to make way for the construction of the Aviva Stadium?
  4. Which cliffs in County Clare are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland?
  5. On which date is Saint Patrick's Day?
  6. In the Irish folk song The Irish Rover, what is the 'Irish Rover'?
  7. The colour traditionally associated with St. Patrick was not green but which colour?
  8. Which city in the South-East is the oldest and the fifth most populous city within the Republic of Ireland?
  9. Which shipping forecast area is to the immediate south of Ireland?
  10. Ireland has been historically divided into how many provinces?
  11. The Blarney Stone is a block of what type of rock?
  12. The city of Cork is built on which river?
  13. Name the highest peak in Ireland?
  14. In Ireland, what is Benbulbin?
  15. Which Irish rock band, formed in Limerick in 1989, rose to fame with their debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
  16. Name the chief cities of the four Irish provinces: (a)Ulster, (b)Leinster, (c)Connacht, and (d)Munster?

Answers:

  1. Pheonix Park
  2. Dagda
  3. Lansdowne Road Stadium
  4. Cliffs of Moher
  5. March 17
  6. A sailing Ship
  7. Blue
  8. Waterford
  9. Fastnet
  10. Four
  11. Limestone
  12. The Lee
  13. Carrauntoohil
  14. A large rock formation (in County Sligo)





  15. The Cranberries
  16. (a)Belfast, (b)Dublin, (c)Galway, and (d)Cork
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