Irish geography and history 1

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

  1. What is the Irish name for Ireland? Éire

  2. Which period of violent conflict in Northern Ireland conventionally begins with a 1968 march in Londonderry and ends with the 1998 Belfast or Good Friday Agreement? The Troubles

  3. On which river is Dublin situated? Liffey

  4. Which emblem of Ireland appears on the Irish coat of arms as well as the obverse of all Irish euro coins? Celtic harp (cláirseach)

  5. During the 1916 Easter Rising, which building in Dublin was seized and used as a rebel headquarters? General Post Office

  6. What is the largest island in the Irish Sea? Anglesey

  7. What (Irish) name is given to the head of government or Prime Minister of Ireland? Taoiseach

  8. What is the county town of County Tyrone in Northern Ireland? Omagh

  9. The late 17th-century Jacobite War in Ireland was fought between supporters of which two kings? James II of England (VII of Scotland) and William III of England (II of Scotland or William of Orange)

  10. According to Irish legend, which giant created the Giant’s Causeway, Lough Neagh and the Isle of Man? Finn MacCool


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