Its capital is Dublin; it has amazing natural landmarks; small towns that are incredibly pretty; it is the birthplace of famous writers like Oscar Wilde; and it is home to Guinness beer among many other amazing facts. We bet you are wondering which place is home to your favorite beer. Well, the answer is Ireland, which is also called Emerald because of how green it is!
Ireland is a relatively small country in Europe covering an area of 84,421 km² with a small population of approximately 5 million people, but there is so much to learn about it. Its massive culture, historic moments, rolling green hills, castles, rain, rugged coastline not to forget the great impact it has on the world are among the reasons that draw millions of visitors each year.
Ireland Facts Trivia Questions and Answers
How much do you know about Ireland? Did you know that it has the largest consumption of tea per capita? The White House where the American President resides was designed by an Irish man, amazing, right? Oh! Speaking of pubs and drinking, Ireland is home to one of the oldest pubs in the world, which opened in 900AD. Next time you’re doing funny pub trivia exercises with friends, remember to woo them with that interesting fun fact.
We have compiled trivia questions on politics, history, movies, music, and some cultural events that will help you learn more about Ireland. Gather your friends and family and see what your score would be. Have your euros ready, we’re going to Ireland!
1. What is Northern Ireland?
2. What is the capital of the Republic of Ireland?
3. In which county is the Giant’s Causeway located?
4. What is the weather like in Ireland?
5. What is the capital of Northern Ireland?
6. Which river runs through Dublin?
7. What is St Patrick’s Day?
8. Which currency is used in the Republic of Ireland?
9. How many counties does Ireland have?
10. What was invented in Ireland?
11. Which currency is used in Northern Ireland?
12. Paddy Maloney, Sean Keane, Matt Molloy and Derek Bell are all members of which famous Irish musical band?
13. Which famous people come from Ireland?
14. Which country issues passports for people in Northern Ireland?
15. Name the three expanses of water that separate Ireland from Britain.
16. What is the population of Ireland?
17. What is the national symbol of Ireland?
18. Jack Butler Yeats, Mary Swanzy, and Sir John Lavery are all known for what?
19. Where is Ireland?
20. What is the color of the carpet in the Dáil chamber?
21. According to The Chronicle of Ireland, in which year did St Patrick arrive in Ireland?
22. What is Ireland famous for?
23. What is the Irish name for Ireland?
24. Which town is located at the mouth of the River Lagan?
25. In the legend of the Fianna, what was the Land of Eternal Youth?
26. On which date is Saint Patrick’s Day?
27. Name the highest mountain in Ireland.
28. In which county is Bunratty Castle located in Ireland?
29. Which Irish city was nicknamed Linenopolis?
30. Feargal Sharkey, John O’Neill, Damian O’Neill, Michael Bradley and Billy Doherty were members of which Irish band?
31. What was the name of the Steven Spielberg 1993 movie in which Northern Irish actor, Liam Neeson played the lead?
32. Ireland is home to the longest coastal driving route in the world. Which one is it?
33. The Michael Davitt Bridge connects which island to the mainland?
34. What is the occupation of famous Irish personality Maeve Binchy?
35. What is the longest river in Ireland?
36. Which Irish writer was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the Médaille de la Résistance?
37. What is the name of the 1970 Eurovision winner who was also the Presidential candidate from Derry?
38. What is the biggest lake in Ireland?
39. Name the 5th-century Romano-British slave who allegedly banished Druids from Ireland.
40. Which popular Charlton brother was the manager of the Irish football team?
41. Which county is nicknamed the Treaty County?
42. Fiona Shaw, Maureen O’Hara, Brenda Fricker, and Bronagh Gallagher are all what?
43. Which Saint is said to have brought Christianity to the people of Ireland?
44. What is Ireland’s biggest airline?
45. By approximately 4000 BC, Neolithic settlers had introduced sheep and cereals – true or false?
46. Dublin gives its name to which particular shellfish?
47. What is the tallest building on the island of Ireland? Where is it located?
48. How many letters are there in the Irish alphabet?
49. Grafton Street in Dublin City Centre is particularly famous for what?
50. If you are flying to George Best Airport. Where are you flying to?
51. Fathers Jack, Ted and Dougal lived on which fictional island?
52. The National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland is located in which street?
53. Which river flows through the centre of Dublin?
54. In which year did the Easter Rising, when Irish republicans rebelled again British rule, take place?
55. How many main rail stations are situated in Dublin?
56. Who is the Saint Patron of Ireland?
57. Ciarán Brennan, Moya Brennan, Noel Duggan, Pól Brennan are members of which Irish folk band?
58. Which traditional Irish musical instrument was adopted as a logo by Guinness?
59. What is the national and first language of Ireland?
60. What were the four historical provinces of Ireland?
61. Which famous movie was filmed in the west of Ireland?
62. Which popular autumn celebration originated in Ireland?
63. In which county is Bunratty Castle located?
64. Which popular actor of Irish descent played the role of Lawrence of Arabia in the popular 1962 movie ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’?
65. What does “Mac” in Irish surnames mean?
66. Buried in Down Cathedral, in Downpatrick, who was the nun, abbess, and founder of several monasteries?
67. What is the name of the fairy that in Irish cultures is said to forewarn families of death?
68. What does “O” in Irish surnames mean?
69. Brendan Behan, Colum McCann, and Sally Rooney are all what?
70. What is the salmon associated with in Irish mythology?
71. Which famous Irish brand created the World Records Book?
72. Between 1849 and 1920, which port in County Cork was known as Queenstown?
73. Which bird is said to be “king of the birds”?
74. At the annual Cork festival, what sort of music is celebrated?
75. What does the Irish slang word “craic” mean?
76. Ireland has arguably the world’s oldest system of field division using dry stone walls – true or false?
77. Which Northern Irish actor played the title role in the movie ‘Michael Collins’?
78. Where do Leprechauns hide their pot of gold?
79. Avoca village, in the Vale of Avoca, was the real-life location for which popular Irish TV series?
80. Is St. Patrick’s Day celebrated as a national holiday in Ireland?
81. How is Irish Folklore called in Irish?
82. In the 1990s and beyond, what was the term given to rapid economic growth in Ireland?
83. Which organization did Ireland join in the year 1955?
84. What is an Irish fairy called?
85. Rachel’s Holiday, Watermelon, and Grown-Ups were written by which Irish novelist?
86. What is the English translation of ‘Amhran na bhFiann’?
87. Which famous Irish band owns the Temple Bar Pub?
88. Spider Tracy, Cait O’Riordan, Joe Strummer, and Shane MacGowan were among the many members of which Irish band?
89. What is the name that is given to the Irish Prime Minister?
90. How many times did Ireland win the Eurovision song contest?
91. In which city did Molly Malone sell seafood?
92. Which Irish political party was founded in the year 1926?
93. Which song by Ed Sheeran mentions an Irish city?
94. Older than Stonehenge or the Egyptian pyramids, name the burial monument built around 3200 BC.
95. Which political party was founded in the year 1933 with the amalgamation of the Cumann na nGaedheal, the Centre Party, and the Army Comrades Association?
96. Which Irish band is known for the song “Zombie”?
97. “Walk Tall”, Elusive Butterfly” and “Paddy McGuinty’s Goat” were popular records by which Irish Singer and TV personality?
98. True or false? Roman Catholicism the official state religion as per the Constitution in Ireland?
99. In which country was Van Morrison born?
100. Established in 1592, which is the oldest university in the Republic of Ireland?
101. What is the name of the building in which the Irish Parliament sits?
102. Which Irish band is known for the songs “Hall of Fame” and “The man who can’t be moved”?
103. In which county are the Mourne Mountains located?
104. What is the maximum term of an Irish Government as stipulated by the law?
105. Which type of violin originated in Ireland?
106. In the late Bronze Age, Ireland was an important part of a network of maritime trading which included France and Iberia – true or false?
107. What was the name of the Irish currency before it joined the Euro in the year 2002?
108. Who is U2 lead singer?
109. Ninette de Valois, Monica Loughman, and Joan Denise Moriarty have what in common?
110. Which Dubliner, born in 1951, became the Taoiseach in the year 1997?
111. Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin is the full name of which Irish singer?
112. Ruling from 846 AD, who was the first High King of Ireland?
113. What was the name of Enda Kenny’s father?
114. Where can you find the Book of Kells?
115. Light a Penny Candle, Tara Road, and Circle of Friends were written by which Irish famous novelist?
116. What was the first name shared by the two female Irish Presidents in the 20th century?
117. Who wrote Gulliver’s travels?
118. In which year was the Good Friday Agreement signed?
119. What clothing item did Kerry T.D. Jackie Healy-Rae always don before making a public appearance?
120. Where was Oscar Wilde born?
121. Name the three lakes of Killarney.
122. Trevor Sargent became the leader of which Irish political party in the year 2001?
123. In which language did Samuel Beckett originally write “Waiting for Godot”?
124. Which Irish city is also known as “the city of the tribes”?
125. Which Irish author wrote “Ulysses” in 1922?
126. Which city can be found between the two channels of the River Lee?
127. Who took over as the leader of Ireland’s Labor Party in the year 2002?
128. What is the Irish version of the Olympics?
129. Dessie Hughes, Martin Molony, and Phonsie O’Brien were all famed for what?
130. The demotion of which Fine Gael T.D. took place in 2004?
131. Ireland is part of an annual European men’s rugby union competition. Which one is it?
132. During the 9th century AD, which group of invaders plagued Irish shores?
133. What does the position of Tanaiste signify?
134. What is the most popular sport in Ireland?
135. Redbreast, Green Spot, and Writers Tears are brands of what?
136. Which year recorded the first sitting of the Irish Parliament?
137. What is the largest stadium in Ireland?
138. George William Russell, Seamus Heaney, and Thomas Moore were famed for what?
139. What is the minimum age an Irish citizen must be to contest for the seat of President?
140. What is a hurling ball called?
141. Maureen, Anne, Linda, Coleen, Bernie, Denise, Amy, and Julia were all members of which best-selling pop group?
142. Which group of nations did Ireland leave in the year 1949?
143. What is Steve Collins nickname?
144. Name the famous castle in County Cork whose masonry can allegedly grant the gift of clever speech.
145. During which decade did Ireland join the European Economic Community (now known as the EU)?
146. What sport does Shane Lowry play?
147. Which Irish islands give their names to a type of woolly jumper?
148. John Hume and David Trimble shared the Nobel Prize in which category?
149. What type of race are The Galway Races?
150. Which city stands where the Belfast Lough and River Lagan meet?
151. How many consecutive terms can an Irish President serve?
152. What type of race is the North West 200?
153. Which city’s name translates from Irish Gaelic into English as ‘dark pool’?
154. Who became the first President of the Republic of Ireland?
155. Which Irish sport is a stick-and-ball sport played by women?
156. Which John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara film was shot in County Mayo?
157. Which party merged with the Irish Labour Party in the year 1999?
158. Which famous HBO show was mainly filmed in Northern Ireland?
159. What is a bodhran?
160. Which Irish personality became the first-ever female Tanaiste?
161. Which Netflix show features Irish teenage girls?
162. Which city is also named ‘the city of the tribes’?
163. After serving their term of office, which Irish President went on to become the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights?
164. Which landmark was featured in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince?
165. What would you pour on top of an Irish coffee?
166. Which Irish President is well known for declining an invitation to Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding?
167. Which Irish actor had the lead role in Tigerland?
168. What was the Gaelic name for the Fairy Folk’s eternal home?
169. Which day is observed on the first Monday of June in Ireland?
170. Which Irish actor was the fifth actor to play James Bond?
171. By which other names were the Fairy Folk also called?
172. In which city is the iconic Croke Park stadium situated?
173. Which Luc Besson movie starred Liam Neeson in 2008?
174. What are the Twelve Bens?
175. Who is said to have defended himself from a wolfhound with the help of only a hurl and a sliotar?
176. Which national park is featured in “PS I love you”
177. Which Irish saint is said to have visited America 1000 years before Columbus?
178. Which county is the home of the Irish National Stud?
179. In which Irish university was Jack Gleeson a scholar?
180. What does the circle at the very centre of a Celtic cross represent?
181. In which motorcycle race did Legendary Northern Irish motorcyclist Joey Dunlop register a tally of 24 total wins?
182. Where can you find the Titanic Studios?
183. Before lamb was used, what meat did an Irish stew traditionally contain?
184. The basic requirements of which GAA sport are a ball, a field of grass and a set of goalposts?
185. Which famous Irish actress passed away in 2007?
186. Kissing the Blarney Stone is believed to confer what?
187. Popular golfer Rory Mcilroy hails from which Northern Ireland county?
188. What was legalized by a public referendum in May 2015 in the Republic of Ireland?
189. Name the famous Irish author whose best-selling books include “Tara Road”, “Light a Penny Candle“, “Circle of Friends” and “Nights of Rain and Stars.”
190. In the 2005 World Cup qualifying game, which player scored the winning goal for Northern Ireland against England?
191. Where are St Valentine’s ashes buried?
192. Name the Irish poet and dramatist who became a driving force behind the Irish literary revival, who founded the Abby Theatre, and who won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923.
193. Former snooker World Champion Dennis Taylor hails from which town in County Tyrone?
194. Where was St. Patrick from?
195. What did St Patrick supposedly chase out of Ireland?
196. Which Irish sport gets mixed up at times with the Scottish game ‘shinty’?
197. In which year did Queen Elizabeth visit the Republic of Ireland for the first time?
198. Which famous Irish actor played Lawrence of Arabia?
199. Which is the main rugby venue in Limerick?
200. In which year was the Belfast Agreement (Good Friday agreement) signed?
201. What kind of fairy screams were used to warn of impending death and disaster?
202. Who is the only Irish cyclist to have won the Tour de France?
203. What religions were the Unionists?
204. Name the famous Irish actor who played James Bond.
205. Irish racing driver Eddie Irvine drives for which Formula One motor racing team?
206. What was the Roman name for Ireland?
207. Which American brought traditional Irish dancing to a much wider audience?
208. Which county houses the Gowran Park racecourse?
209. How many children did Arthur Guinness have?
210. According to the old folksong, what was Molly Malone selling in Dublin?
211. Where is the GAA ground Cusack Park located?
212. The Great Famine was caused by a shortage of which crops?
213. Name the singer from punk rock band The Boomtown Rats who later campaigned for famine relief with Live Aid.
214. How many leaves does a shamrock have?
215. Where is the Curragh Racecourse is located?
216. The Great Famine was caused by a shortage of which crops?
217. Name the influential Irish novelist and poet whose works include “The Dubliners”, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” and “Ulysses.”
218. George Best is best known for representing which club?
219. Which is the best-selling Irish Whiskey in the world?
220. Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital pioneered the training of which kind of nurse?
221. The Kilkenny sporting teams are addressed by what nickname?
222. In which city can you find the Guinness Storehouse?
223. Which popular comical TV series was filmed in the Irish village of Avoka?
224. Who was the winner of both the PGA Championship as well as The Open in 2008?
225. What is the main ingredient in a boxty?
226. Name the two Catholic fathers in the popular TV series set on the fictional Craggy Island.
227. Which island off Cork has an observatory of migratory birds?
228. What is an Ulster fry?
229. Which breed of terrier does Kerry give its name to?
230. Which Irish jockey won the Grand National on his fifteenth attempt?
231. Name the Republic of Ireland’s third busiest airport, after Dublin and Cork?
232. What gives the Purple Mountains in Kerry their color?
233. At what score were the touring West Indies team bowled out for in their match against Ireland in 1969?
234. Which author and satirist was born in Dublin, on November 30, 1667?
235. Where is the oldest civic building in Ireland located?
236. Who won the player of the match award in the victory that Ireland recorded against Pakistan on St. Patrick’s Day in 2007?
237. Which Irish sports stadium is the third-largest stadium in Europe?
238. Name the famous kind of glass made in southern Ireland?
239. How many deliveries did Kevin O’Brien take for his century against England in their 2011 WC fixture?
240. Mary McAleese the world’s first woman to succeed another as president, who did she succeed?
241. Which well-known drink comes from the Old Middleton Distillery in County Cork?
242. Which Irish-born man became the first to play test cricket for England?
243. Which Irish cricketer holds the dubious distinction of being the only player to be dismissed for 99 on their ODI debut?
244. What is the name of Ireland’s national theatre?
245. When did the Irish Potato Famine occur?
246. Ireland became an Associate Member of the ICC in which year?
247. Which town, defined as a suburb of Dublin, has a name that sounds like a collection of a certain type of weapon?
248. What is the word for a seal that can become human as featured in Irish and Orcadian folklore?
249. Which county holds the record for the most number of Sam Maguire Cups?
250. Which illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin is widely regarded as Ireland’s finest national treasure?
251. Which people settled in Ireland during the English king James 1st’s reign?
252. After which Irish sportsperson is Belfast City’s airport named?
253. Which collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce were first published in 1914?
254. Who was the very first king of Ireland?
255. Which Irish writer was part of the first edition of the BBC’s ‘Question Time’ in 1979?
256. Which of Ireland’s counties, colloquially known as the Garden of Ireland, comes last alphabetically?
257. Which fierce warriors invaded Ireland during the 9th and 10th centuries?
258. Actor-director Kenneth Branagh hails from which city?
259. Name Dublin’s main thoroughfare?
260. In which century did the Battle of the Boyne occur?
261. Writer Iris Murdoch, actor Richard Todd, and actor Michael Gambon were all born in which city?
262. Which Irish personality was the first ever to be featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1923?
263. Which county is the largest in Ulster and the most northern of the Republic of Ireland counties?
264. In which language was the Book of Kells written: English, Latin or Irish Gaelic?
265. In the movie ‘Godfather’, what is the name of the character who acts as the consigliere to the Corleone family?
266. Which Irish county is the largest in terms of land area? And what about the smallest?
267. Which famous and controversial figure wrote “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “The Picture of Dorian Grey” and “The House of Pomegranates?”
268. Which author is regarded as the best-selling Irish-born author of all time?
269. An Irish coffee consists of hot coffee, sugar, and which two other ingredients?
270. Which Irish dramatist wrote “Waiting for Godot”, “Malone Dies” and “The Unnameable?”
271. In which branch of the arts was Wicklow-born Ninette de Valois massively influential in Britain?
272. What name is given to the 1916 armed insurrection to end British rule in Ireland?
273. Which Irish sport is sometimes confused with the Scottish game of shinty?
274. The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress was won by which Irish actress in 1989?
275. Which leading dramatist of his generation was in 1925 awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature?
276. How old was Saoirse Ronan when she earned her first-ever Oscar nomination?
277. Dublin Zoo is located in which famous urban park?
278. Which instrument is Irish musician James Galway famous for playing?
279. Which important god of Irish mythology, had immense power and played a large and beautiful harp?
280. Which Dublin stadium was demolished in 2007 to make way for the construction of the Aviva Stadium?
281. Which cliffs in County Clare are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland?
282. In the Irish folk song The Irish Rover, what is the ‘Irish Rover’?
283. The color traditionally associated with St. Patrick was not green but which color?
284. Which city in the South-East is the oldest and the fifth most populous city within the Republic of Ireland?
285. Which shipping forecast area is to the immediate south of Ireland?
286. Ireland has been historically divided into how many provinces?
287. The Blarney Stone is a block of what type of rock?
288. The city of Cork is built on which river?
289. In Ireland, what is Benbulbin?
290. 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?
291. Name the chief cities of the four Irish provinces: (a)Ulster, (b)Leinster, (c)Connacht, and (d)Munster?
292. In 1951 which film was shot on location in Cong, County Mayo and directed by John Ford?
293. Is a bodhran a drum or a fiddle?
294. Armagh ‘The Orchard County’, is known for which fruit?
295. What does GAA stand for?
296. Which actress played the part of Mary Kate Danaher in “The Quiet Man”?
297. By what other name is the Liffey Bridge in Dublin known as?
298. “Dancing at Lughnasa” was written by which Irish playwright?
299. What traditional instrument does Sharon Corr (of The Corrs) play?
300. Who received the title “Rose of Tralee 2000” in the Dome, Tralee on 22 August 2001?