300 Ireland Trivia Questions and Answers

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 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?

A country north of the Republic of Ireland that is part of the United Kingdom

 

2. What is the capital of the Republic of Ireland?

Dublin

 

3. In which county is the Giant’s Causeway located?

Antrim

 

4. What is the weather like in Ireland?

It is mild and humid and witnesses abundant rainfall and a lack of temperature extremes

 

5. What is the capital of Northern Ireland?

Belfast

 

6. Which river runs through Dublin?

Liffey

 

7. What is St Patrick’s Day?

Saint Patrick’s Day is a famous Irish cultural and religious celebration to commemorate the death of Saint Patrick

 

8. Which currency is used in the Republic of Ireland?

Euro

 

9. How many counties does Ireland have?

32

 

10. What was invented in Ireland?

Color photography, the Hypodermic Syringe, the Guided Torpedo, the Binaural Stethoscope and more

 

11. Which currency is used in Northern Ireland?

British Pound

 

12. Paddy Maloney, Sean Keane, Matt Molloy and Derek Bell are all members of which famous Irish musical band?

The Chieftains

 

13. Which famous people come from Ireland?

Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, Mary Robinson and Maureen O’Hara, among others

 

14. Which country issues passports for people in Northern Ireland?

United-Kingdom. People in Northern Ireland hold a British passport

 

15. Name the three expanses of water that separate Ireland from Britain.

North Channel, St. George’s Channel and the Irish Sea

 

16. What is the population of Ireland?

Approximately five million people

 

17. What is the national symbol of Ireland?

The Harp

 

18. Jack Butler Yeats, Mary Swanzy, and Sir John Lavery are all known for what?

Fine Art Painting

 

19. Where is Ireland?

Western Europe

 

20. What is the color of the carpet in the Dáil chamber?

Blue

 

21. According to The Chronicle of Ireland, in which year did St Patrick arrive in Ireland?

431 AD

 

22. What is Ireland famous for?

Picturesque views, Saint Patrick’s Day, Irish dancing and music

 

23. What is the Irish name for Ireland?

Éire

 

24. Which town is located at the mouth of the River Lagan?

Belfast

 

25. In the legend of the Fianna, what was the Land of Eternal Youth?

Tír Na Nóg

 

26. On which date is Saint Patrick’s Day?

17th of March

 

27. Name the highest mountain in Ireland.

Carrauntoohil

 

28. In which county is Bunratty Castle located in Ireland?

Clare

 

29. Which Irish city was nicknamed Linenopolis?

Belfast

 

30. Feargal Sharkey, John O’Neill, Damian O’Neill, Michael Bradley and Billy Doherty were members of which Irish band?

The Undertones

 

31. What was the name of the 1993 Steven Spielberg movie in which Northern Irish actor, Liam Neeson played the lead?

‘Schindler’s List’

 

32. Ireland is home to the longest coastal driving route in the world. Which one is it?

Wild Atlantic Way

 

33. The Michael Davitt Bridge connects which island to the mainland?

Achill Island

 

34. What is the occupation of famous Irish personality Maeve Binchy?

Novelist

 

35. What is the longest river in Ireland?

The River Shannon

 

36. Which Irish writer was awarded the 1969 Nobel Prize for Literature, and the Médaille de la Résistance?

Samuel Beckett

 

37. What is the name of the 1970 Eurovision winner who was also the Presidential candidate from Derry?

Dana Scallon

 

38. What is the biggest lake in Ireland?

Lough Neagh

 

39. Name the 5th-century Romano-British slave who allegedly banished Druids from Ireland.

St Patrick

 

40. Which popular Charlton brother was the manager of the Irish football team?

John Charlton

 

41. Which county is nicknamed the Treaty County?

Limerick

 

42. Fiona Shaw, Maureen O’Hara, Brenda Fricker, and Bronagh Gallagher are all what?

Actors

 

43. Which Saint is said to have brought Christianity to the people of Ireland?

Saint Patrick

 

44. What is Ireland’s biggest airline?

Ryanair

 

45. By approximately 4000 BC, Neolithic settlers had introduced sheep and cereals – true or false?

True

 

46. Dublin gives its name to which particular shellfish?

Dublin Bay Prawn

 

47. What is the tallest building on the island of Ireland? Where is it located?

The Obel Tower, Belfast

 

48. How many letters are there in the Irish alphabet?

18

 

49. Grafton Street in Dublin City Centre is particularly famous for what?

Shopping

 

50. If you are flying to George Best Airport. Where are you flying to?

Belfast

51. Fathers Jack, Ted and Dougal lived on which fictional island?

Craggy Island

 

52. The National Cathedral of the Church of Ireland is located in which street?

Patrick Street

 

53. Which river flows through the centre of Dublin?

River Liffey

 

54. In which year did the Easter Rising, when Irish republicans rebelled again British rule, take place?

1916

 

55. How many main rail stations are situated in Dublin?

Two

 

56. Who is the Saint Patron of Ireland?

St. Patrick

 

57. Ciarán Brennan, Moya Brennan, Noel Duggan, Pól Brennan are members of which Irish folk band?

Clannad

 

58. Which traditional Irish musical instrument was adopted as a logo by Guinness?

The harp

 

59. What is the national and first language of Ireland?

Irish

 

60. What were the four historical provinces of Ireland?

Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connaught

 

61. Which famous movie was filmed in the west of Ireland?

‘The Quiet Man’ (1952)

 

62. Which popular autumn celebration originated in Ireland?

Halloween

 

63. In which county is Bunratty Castle located?

County Clare

 

64. Which popular actor of Irish descent played the role of Lawrence of Arabia in the popular 1962 movie ‘Lawrence Of Arabia’?

Peter O’ Toole

 

65. What does “Mac” in Irish surnames mean?

Son of

 

66. Buried in Down Cathedral, in Downpatrick, who was the nun, abbess, and founder of several monasteries?

Brigid of Kildare

 

67. What is the name of the fairy that in Irish cultures is said to forewarn families of death?

Banshee

 

68. What does “O” in Irish surnames mean?

Grandson of

 

69. Brendan Behan, Colum McCann, and Sally Rooney are all what?

Writers

 

70. What is the salmon associated with in Irish mythology?

Wisdom and knowledge

 

71.  Which famous Irish brand created the World Records Book?

Wisdom and knowledge

 

72. Between 1849 and 1920, which port in County Cork was known as Queenstown?

Cobh

 

73. Which bird is said to be “king of the birds”?

The wren

 

74. At the annual Cork festival, what sort of music is celebrated?

Jazz

 

75. What does the Irish slang word “craic” mean?

Fun

 

76. Ireland has arguably the world’s oldest system of field division using dry stone walls – true or false?

true

 

77. Which Northern Irish actor played the title role in the movie ‘Michael Collins’?

Liam Neeson

 

78. Where do Leprechauns hide their pot of gold?

At the end of a rainbow

 

79. Avoca village, in the Vale of Avoca, was the real-life location for which popular Irish TV series?

Ballykissangel

 

80. Is St. Patrick’s Day celebrated as a national holiday in Ireland?

Yes

 

81. How is Irish Folklore called in Irish?

Béaloideas

 

82. In the 1990s and beyond, what was the term given to rapid economic growth in Ireland?

Celtic Tiger

 

83. Which organization did Ireland join in the year 1955?

The United Nations

 

84. What is an Irish fairy called?

Aos Sí

 

85. Rachel’s Holiday, Watermelon, and Grown-Ups were written by which Irish novelist?

Marian Keyes

 

86. What is the English translation of ‘Amhran na bhFiann’?

‘The Soldier’s Song’

 

87. Which famous Irish band owns the Temple Bar Pub?

U2

 

88. Spider Tracy, Cait O’Riordan, Joe Strummer, and Shane MacGowan were among the many members of which Irish band?

The Pogues

 

89. What is the name that is given to the Irish Prime Minister?

Taoiseach

 

90. How many times did Ireland win the Eurovision song contest?

7 times

 

91. In which city did Molly Malone sell seafood?

Dublin

 

92. Which Irish political party was founded in the year 1926?

Fianna Fail

 

93. Which song by Ed Sheeran mentions an Irish city?

Galway Girl

 

94. Older than Stonehenge or the Egyptian pyramids, name the burial monument built around 3200 BC.

Newgrange

 

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?

Fine Gael

 

96. Which Irish band is known for the song “Zombie”?

The Cranberries

 

97. “Walk Tall”, Elusive Butterfly” and “Paddy McGuinty’s Goat” were popular records by which Irish Singer and TV personality?

Val Doonican

 

98. True or false? Roman Catholicism the official state religion as per the Constitution in Ireland?

False

 

99. In which country was Van Morrison born?

Northern Ireland

 

100. Established in 1592, which is the oldest university in the Republic of Ireland?

Trinity College, Dublin

101. What is the name of the building in which the Irish Parliament sits?

Leinster House

 

102. Which Irish band is known for the songs “Hall of Fame” and “The man who can’t be moved”?

The Script

 

103. In which county are the Mourne Mountains located?

County Down

 

104. What is the maximum term of an Irish Government as stipulated by the law?

Five years

 

105. Which type of violin originated in Ireland?

The fiddle

 

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?

True

 

107. What was the name of the Irish currency before it joined the Euro in the year 2002?

Punt

 

108. Who is U2 lead singer?

Bono

 

109. Ninette de Valois, Monica Loughman, and Joan Denise Moriarty have what in common?

Irish ballet dancers

 

110. Which Dubliner, born in 1951, became the Taoiseach in the year 1997?

Bertie Ahern

 

111. Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin is the full name of which Irish singer?

Enya

 

112. Ruling from 846 AD, who was the first High King of Ireland?

Máel Sechnaill mac Máele Ruanaid (Malachy MacMulrooney)

 

113. What was the name of Enda Kenny’s father?

Henry

 

114. Where can you find the Book of Kells?

Trinity College, Dublin

 

115. Light a Penny Candle, Tara Road, and Circle of Friends were written by which Irish famous novelist?

Meave Binchy

 

116. What was the first name shared by the two female Irish Presidents in the 20th century?

Mary

 

117. Who wrote Gulliver’s travels?

Jonathan Swift

 

118. In which year was the Good Friday Agreement signed?

1998

 

119. What clothing item did Kerry T.D. Jackie Healy-Rae always don before making a public appearance?

A flat cap

 

120. Where was Oscar Wilde born?

Dublin

 

121. Name the three lakes of Killarney.

Lough Leane, Upper Lake and Muckross

 

122. Trevor Sargent became the leader of which Irish political party in the year 2001?

The Irish Green Party

 

123. In which language did Samuel Beckett originally write “Waiting for Godot”?

French

 

124. Which Irish city is also known as “the city of the tribes”?

Galway

 

125. Which Irish author wrote “Ulysses” in 1922?

James Joyce

 

126. Which city can be found between the two channels of the River Lee?

Cork

 

127. Who took over as the leader of Ireland’s Labor Party in the year 2002?

Pat Rabbitte

 

128. What is the Irish version of the Olympics?

Tailteann Games

 

129. Dessie Hughes, Martin Molony, and Phonsie O’Brien were all famed for what?

Horse Racing – they were jockeys

 

130.  The demotion of which Fine Gael T.D. took place in 2004?

John Deasy

 

131. Ireland is part of an annual European men’s rugby union competition. Which one is it?

Six Nations Championship

 

132. During the 9th century AD, which group of invaders plagued Irish shores?

Vikings

 

133. What does the position of Tanaiste signify?

Deputy Prime Minister

 

134. What is the most popular sport in Ireland?

Gaelic Football

 

135. Redbreast, Green Spot, and Writers Tears are brands of what?

Irish Whiskey

 

136. Which year recorded the first sitting of the Irish Parliament?

1264

 

137. What is the largest stadium in Ireland?

Croke Park

 

138. George William Russell, Seamus Heaney, and Thomas Moore were famed for what?

Poetry

 

139. What is the minimum age an Irish citizen must be to contest for the seat of President?

35 years

 

140. What is a hurling ball called?

Sliotar

 

141. Maureen, Anne, Linda, Coleen, Bernie, Denise, Amy, and Julia were all members of which best-selling pop group?

The Nolan Sisters

 

142. Which group of nations did Ireland leave in the year 1949?

The Commonwealth

 

143. What is Steve Collins nickname?

The Celtic Warrior

 

144. Name the famous castle in County Cork whose masonry can allegedly grant the gift of clever speech.

Blarney Castle

 

145. During which decade did Ireland join the European Economic Community (now known as the EU)?

The ’70s

 

146. What sport does Shane Lowry play?

Golf

 

147. Which Irish islands give their names to a type of woolly jumper?

Aran Isles

 

148. John Hume and David Trimble shared the Nobel Prize in which category?

Peace

 

149. What type of race are The Galway Races?

Horse race

 

150. Which city stands where the Belfast Lough and River Lagan meet?

Belfast

151. How many consecutive terms can an Irish President serve?

Two

 

152. What type of race is the North West 200?

Motorcycle road race

 

153. Which city’s name translates from Irish Gaelic into English as ‘dark pool’?

Dublin

 

154. Who became the first President of the Republic of Ireland?

Douglas Hyde

 

155. Which Irish sport is a stick-and-ball sport played by women?

Camogie

 

156. Which John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara film was shot in County Mayo?

The Quiet Man.

 

157. Which party merged with the Irish Labour Party in the year 1999?

Democratic Left

 

158. Which famous HBO show was mainly filmed in Northern Ireland?

Game of Thrones

 

159. What is a bodhran?

A drum, shaped similarly to a tambourine

 

160. Which Irish personality became the first-ever female Tanaiste?

Mary Harney

 

161. Which Netflix show features Irish teenage girls?

Derry Girls

 

162. Which city is also named ‘the city of the tribes’?

Galway

 

163. After serving their term of office, which Irish President went on to become the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights?

Mary Robinson

 

164. Which landmark was featured in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince?

Cliffs of Moher

 

165. What would you pour on top of an Irish coffee?

Cream

 

166. Which Irish President is well known for declining an invitation to Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding?

Patrick Hillery

 

167. Which Irish actor had the lead role in Tigerland?

Colin Farell

 

168. What was the Gaelic name for the Fairy Folk’s eternal home?

Tir na Nog

 

169. Which day is observed on the first Monday of June in Ireland?

June Bank Holiday

 

170. Which Irish actor was the fifth actor to play James Bond?

Pierce Brosman

 

171. By which other names were the Fairy Folk also called?

The Gentlefolk, the Shining Ones, the Tuatha de Danaan, the Little People, the Lords and Ladies

 

172. In which city is the iconic Croke Park stadium situated?

Dublin

 

173. Which Luc Besson movie starred Liam Neeson in 2008?

Taken

 

174. What are the Twelve Bens?

Mountains

 

175. Who is said to have defended himself from a wolfhound with the help of only a hurl and a sliotar?

Cu Chulainn

 

176. Which national park is featured in “PS I love you”

The Wicklow Mountains National Park

 

177. Which Irish saint is said to have visited America 1000 years before Columbus?

Saint Brendan

 

178. Which county is the home of the Irish National Stud?

County Kildare

 

179. In which Irish university was Jack Gleeson a scholar?

Trinity college

 

180. What does the circle at the very centre of a Celtic cross represent?

The sun

 

181. In which motorcycle race did Legendary Northern Irish motorcyclist Joey Dunlop register a tally of 24 total wins?

Ulster Grand Prix, County Antrim

 

182. Where can you find the Titanic Studios?

Belfast

 

183. Before lamb was used, what meat did an Irish stew traditionally contain?

Goat

 

184. The basic requirements of which GAA sport are a ball, a field of grass and a set of goalposts?

Gaelic football

 

185. Which famous Irish actress passed away in 2007?

Joan O’Hara

 

186. Kissing the Blarney Stone is believed to confer what?

The gift of the gab

 

187. Popular golfer Rory Mcilroy hails from which Northern Ireland county?

County Down

 

188. What was legalized by a public referendum in May 2015 in the Republic of Ireland?

Gay Marriage

 

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.”

Meave Binchy

 

190. In the 2005 World Cup qualifying game, which player scored the winning goal for Northern Ireland against England?

David Healy

 

191. Where are St Valentine’s ashes buried?

Whitefriar Street Church, Dublin

 

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.

William Butler Yeats

 

193. Former snooker World Champion Dennis Taylor hails from which town in County Tyrone?

Coalisland

 

194. Where was St. Patrick from?

Wales

 

195. What did St Patrick supposedly chase out of Ireland?

All the snakes

 

196. Which Irish sport gets mixed up at times with the Scottish game ‘shinty’?

Hurling

 

197. In which year did Queen Elizabeth visit the Republic of Ireland for the first time?

2011

 

198. Which famous Irish actor played Lawrence of Arabia?

Peter O’Toole

 

199. Which is the main rugby venue in Limerick?

Thomond Park

 

200. In which year was the Belfast Agreement (Good Friday agreement) signed?

1988

201. What kind of fairy screams were used to warn of impending death and disaster?

Banshee

 

202. Who is the only Irish cyclist to have won the Tour de France?

Stephen Roche

 

203. What religions were the Unionists?

Protestant

 

204. Name the famous Irish actor who played James Bond.

Pierce Brosnan

 

205. Irish racing driver Eddie Irvine drives for which Formula One motor racing team?

Jaguar

 

206. What was the Roman name for Ireland?

Hibernia

 

207. Which American brought traditional Irish dancing to a much wider audience?

Michael Flatley

 

208. Which county houses the Gowran Park racecourse?

County Kilkenny

 

209. How many children did Arthur Guinness have?

Eleven

 

210. According to the old folksong, what was Molly Malone selling in Dublin?

Cockles and mussels

 

211. Where is the GAA ground Cusack Park located?

Mullingar

 

212. The Great Famine was caused by a shortage of which crops?

Potato

 

213. Name the singer from punk rock band The Boomtown Rats who later campaigned for famine relief with Live Aid.

Bob Geldof

 

214. How many leaves does a shamrock have?

Three

 

215. Where is the Curragh Racecourse is located?

Kildare

 

216. The Great Famine was caused by a shortage of which crops?

Potato

 

217. Name the influential Irish novelist and poet whose works include “The Dubliners”, “A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” and “Ulysses.”

James Joyce

 

218. George Best is best known for representing which club?

Manchester United

 

219. Which is the best-selling Irish Whiskey in the world?

Jameson

 

220. Dublin’s Rotunda Hospital pioneered the training of which kind of nurse?

Midwives

 

221. The Kilkenny sporting teams are addressed by what nickname?

The Cats

 

222. In which city can you find the Guinness Storehouse?

Dublin

 

223. Which popular comical TV series was filmed in the Irish village of Avoka?

Ballykissangel

 

224. Who was the winner of both the PGA Championship as well as The Open in 2008?

Padraig Harrington

 

225. What is the main ingredient in a boxty?

Potato

 

226. Name the two Catholic fathers in the popular TV series set on the fictional Craggy Island.

Fathers Ted and Dougal

 

227. Which island off Cork has an observatory of migratory birds?

Clear Island

 

228. What is an Ulster fry?

Full Irish breakfast

 

229. Which breed of terrier does Kerry give its name to?

Kerry blue

 

230. Which Irish jockey won the Grand National on his fifteenth attempt?

A.P. McCoy

 

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

Shannon

 

232. What gives the Purple Mountains in Kerry their color?

Heather

 

233. At what score were the touring West Indies team bowled out for in their match against Ireland in 1969?

25

 

234. Which author and satirist was born in Dublin, on November 30, 1667?

Jonathan Swift

 

235. Where is the oldest civic building in Ireland located?

Waterford

 

236. Who won the player of the match award in the victory that Ireland recorded against Pakistan on St. Patrick’s Day in 2007?

Niall O’Brien

 

237. Which Irish sports stadium is the third-largest stadium in Europe?

Croke Park

 

238. Name the famous kind of glass made in southern Ireland?

Waterford Glass

 

239. How many deliveries did Kevin O’Brien take for his century against England in their 2011 WC fixture?

50

 

240. Mary McAleese the world’s first woman to succeed another as president, who did she succeed?

Mary Robinson

 

241. Which well-known drink comes from the Old Middleton Distillery in County Cork?

Jameson’s Whiskey

 

242. Which Irish-born man became the first to play test cricket for England?

Lelande Hone

 

243. Which Irish cricketer holds the dubious distinction of being the only player to be dismissed for 99 on their ODI debut?

Eoin Morgan

 

244. What is the name of Ireland’s national theatre?

Abbey Theatre

 

245. When did the Irish Potato Famine occur?

1845-49

 

246. Ireland became an Associate Member of the ICC in which year?

1993

 

247. Which town, defined as a suburb of Dublin, has a name that sounds like a collection of a certain type of weapon?

Swords

 

248. What is the word for a seal that can become human as featured in Irish and Orcadian folklore?

A selkie

 

249. Which county holds the record for the most number of Sam Maguire Cups?

Kerry

 

250. Which illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin is widely regarded as Ireland’s finest national treasure?

Book of Kells

251. Which people settled in Ireland during the English king James 1st’s reign?

The Scots

 

252. After which Irish sportsperson is Belfast City’s airport named?

George Best

 

253. Which collection of fifteen short stories by James Joyce were first published in 1914?

Dubliners

 

254. Who was the very first king of Ireland?

Brian Boru

 

255. Which Irish writer was part of the first edition of the BBC’s ‘Question Time’ in 1979?

Edna O’ Brien

 

256. Which of Ireland’s counties, colloquially known as the Garden of Ireland, comes last alphabetically?

Wicklow

 

257. Which fierce warriors invaded Ireland during the 9th and 10th centuries?

Vikings

 

258. Actor-director Kenneth Branagh hails from which city?

Belfast

 

259. Name Dublin’s main thoroughfare?

O’Connell Street

 

260. In which century did the Battle of the Boyne occur?

17th

 

261. Writer Iris Murdoch, actor Richard Todd, and actor Michael Gambon were all born in which city?

Dublin

 

262. Which Irish personality was the first ever to be featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1923?

George Bernard Shaw

 

263. Which county is the largest in Ulster and the most northern of the Republic of Ireland counties?

Donegal

 

264. In which language was the Book of Kells written: English, Latin or Irish Gaelic?

Latin

 

265. In the movie ‘Godfather’, what is the name of the character who acts as the consigliere to the Corleone family?

Tom Hagen

 

266. Which Irish county is the largest in terms of land area? And what about the smallest?

Cork

 

267. Which famous and controversial figure wrote “The Importance of Being Earnest”, “The Picture of Dorian Grey” and “The House of Pomegranates?”

Oscar Wilde

 

268. Which author is regarded as the best-selling Irish-born author of all time?

CS Lewis

 

269. An Irish coffee consists of hot coffee, sugar, and which two other ingredients?

Irish whiskey and thick cream

 

270. Which Irish dramatist wrote “Waiting for Godot”, “Malone Dies” and “The Unnameable?”

Samuel Beckett

 

271. In which branch of the arts was Wicklow-born Ninette de Valois massively influential in Britain?

Ballett

 

272. What name is given to the 1916 armed insurrection to end British rule in Ireland?

The Easter Rising

 

273. Which Irish sport is sometimes confused with the Scottish game of shinty?

Hurling

 

274. The Oscar for Best Supporting Actress was won by which Irish actress in 1989?

Brenda Fricker

 

275. Which leading dramatist of his generation was in 1925 awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature?

George Bernard Shaw

 

276. How old was Saoirse Ronan when she earned her first-ever Oscar nomination?

13 years old

 

277. Dublin Zoo is located in which famous urban park?

Pheonix Park

 

278. Which instrument is Irish musician James Galway famous for playing?

The Flute

 

279. Which important god of Irish mythology, had immense power and played a large and beautiful harp?

Dagda

 

280. Which Dublin stadium was demolished in 2007 to make way for the construction of the Aviva Stadium?

Lansdowne Road Stadium

 

281. Which cliffs in County Clare are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Ireland?

Cliffs of Moher

 

282. In the Irish folk song The Irish Rover, what is the ‘Irish Rover’?

A sailing Ship

 

283. The color traditionally associated with St. Patrick was not green but which color?

Blue

 

284. Which city in the South-East is the oldest and the fifth most populous city within the Republic of Ireland?

Waterford

 

285. Which shipping forecast area is to the immediate south of Ireland?

Fastnet

286. Ireland has been historically divided into how many provinces?

Four

 

287. The Blarney Stone is a block of what type of rock?

Limestone

 

288. The city of Cork is built on which river?

The Lee

 

289. In Ireland, what is Benbulbin?

A large rock formation

 

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?

The Cranberries

 

291. Name the chief cities of the four Irish provinces: (a)Ulster, (b)Leinster, (c)Connacht, and (d)Munster?

(a)Belfast, (b)Dublin, (c)Galway, and (d)Cork

 

292. In 1951 which film was shot on location in Cong, County Mayo and directed by John Ford?

The quiet man

 

293. Is a bodhran a drum or a fiddle?

Drum

 

294. Armagh ‘The Orchard County’, is known for which fruit?

Apple

 

295. What does GAA stand for?

Gaelic Athletic Association

 

296. Which actress played the part of Mary Kate Danaher in “The Quiet Man”?

Maureen O’ Hara

 

297. By what other name is the Liffey Bridge in Dublin known as?

Ha’penny Bridge

 

298. “Dancing at Lughnasa” was written by which Irish playwright?

Brian Friel

 

299. What traditional instrument does Sharon Corr (of The Corrs) play?

Fiddle

 

300. Who received the title “Rose of Tralee 2000” in the Dome, Tralee on 22 August 2001?

Róisín Egenton


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