Irish general knowledge 1

From the St Patrick’s Day quiz on 17/3/15.

  1. What must be added to coffee, sugar and cream to make an Irish coffee? (Irish) whiskey

  2. David Howell Evans is the real name of which Irish musician? The Edge

  3. Who was the first Irishman to win the Tour de France? Stephen Roche

  4. What was Oscar Wilde’s début (and only) novel? The Picture of Dorian Gray

  5. What is the name of the flag carrier airline of Ireland? Aer Lingus

  6. Literally meaning “land of the young”, what is the name of the fabled Irish mythological land of perpetual youth broadly equivalent to Elysium? Tír na nÓg

  7. Which Northern Irish rock band is fronted by guitarist and vocalist Tim Wheeler? Ash

  8. Which animal, once common in Ireland and featuring prominently in its mythology, had been hunted to extinction by the late 18th century? Wolf

  9. What name is given to the ball used in the Irish sport of hurling? Sliotar

  10. Which Irish writer won the 2005 Man Booker Prize for his novel The Sea, and which other Irish writer won the 1978 Man Booker Prize for her novel The Sea, The Sea? John Banville; Iris Murdoch

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