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How Much Random Trivia Do You Know About Ireland?

You'll need some Luck of the Irish to pass this quiz!

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  1. The Titanic was built in which city?
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    Belfast
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    Dublin
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    Galway
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    Ballymena
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    Wrong!

    The Titanic was built by the Harland and Wolff Shipyards in Belfast; however, its maiden voyage was from Southampton, England.

  2. What is a bodhrán?
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    A potato cake
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    A sports event
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    A drum
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    A type of sheep
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    Wrong!

    Ed Sheeran can be seen playing a bodhrán (drum) in his music video, Photograph.

  3. Armagh is known for what fruit?
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    Oranges
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    Apples
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    Bananas
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    Strawberries
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    Wrong!

    The apple harvest is worth £20m a year.

  4. Who duetted with Westlife on the song <i>Against All Odds?</i>
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    Beyoncé
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    Mariah Carey
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    Christina Aguilera
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    Kylie Minogue
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    Wrong!

    This Phil Collins song was covered by Westlife and Mariah Carey in 2000. You can watch it here.

  5. What city is Liam Neeson from?
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    Cork
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    Derry
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    Limerick
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    Ballymena
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    Liam Neeson was born and grew up in Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

  6. What are The Corrs first names?
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    Andrew, Sharon, Caroline and Jamie
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    Sharon, Caroline, Jim and Andrea
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    Kathy, Mary, Sinead and Jim
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    Jim, Andrea, Sharon and Mary
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    The Corrs are a family band made up of Sharon, Caroline, Andrea and Jim. They have had 7 studio albums.

  7. Who created the stage show, <i>Riverdance?</i>
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    Mary O'Flaherty
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    Michael Flatley
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    Moira Flatley
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    Patrick O'Flaherty
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    According to Michael Flatley, he created and choreographed the original Riverdance.

  8. Which African country shares its flag colours with the Republic of Ireland?
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    Gabon
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    Kenya
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    Ethiopia
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    Ivory Coast
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    The Ivory Coast and Republic of Ireland share the colours of Green, White and Orange.

  9. The Guinness Brewery in St. James's Street, Dublin, signed a lease for how many years?
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    80 years
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    500 years
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    2100 years
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    9000 years
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    On 31 December, 1759, Arthur Guinness signed a 9,000-year lease at £45 per annum for the unused brewery. However, the lease is no longer in effect because the brewery property has been bought out when it expanded beyond the original 4-acre site.

  10. What is a shillelagh?
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    An Irish lullaby
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    A female baby
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    A stick weapon
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    A wedding dress
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    A shillelagh is a thick stick of blackthorn or oak used in Ireland, typically as a weapon.

  11. The first St. Patrick's Day parade was in what city?
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    London, England
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    Dublin, Ireland
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    Boston, USA
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    New York, USA
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    The NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade is one of New York City's greatest traditions. The first parade was on March 17, 1762 — fourteen years before the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. The photo shows a parade on Fifth Avenue in 1909.

  12. What has the shamrock been used to represent?
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    The 3 counties in Ireland
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    The 3 wars between North and South
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    The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit
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    The 3 Kings of Ireland
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    St. Patrick used the shamrock to teach the Irish about Christianity especially the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The rest of the answers have been made up.

  13. What are Mr. Frostie, Polly Pineapple and Pear Picking Porky?
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    Ice lollies (popsicles)
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    Card games
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    Kids TV Show
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    Famous book series
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    Wrong!

    They are delicious ice lollies (popsicles).

  14. What does the Gaelic word "craic" mean?
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    Drugs
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    Flower
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    Fun
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    Pothole
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    Wrong!

    Craic (pronounced crack) is a word meaning "fun". When used in the sentence "What's the craic?" it means "How are you?" or "What's happening?"

  15. Which actor was NOT born in Ireland?
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    Pierce Brosnan
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    Kenneth Branagh
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    Saoirse Ronan
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    Cillian Murphy
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    Wrong!

    Although she has a very Irish name, Saoirse was born in The Bronx, New York. Brosnan was born in Drogheda, County Louth; Branagh was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland; and Cillian Murphy was born in Douglas, County Cork.

  16. What is Enya's real name?
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    Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin
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    Enid Blyton
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    Edna Marples
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    Enya Síomha Aurnia Dagda
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    Enya, also known as Eithne Pádraigín Ní Bhraonáin, was born and raised into an Irish speaking area of Gweedore in County Donegal.

  17. What famous movie car was built in Dunmurry, Northern Ireland?
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    Lotus Esprit, <i>The Spy Who Loved Me</i>
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    Volkswagen Beetle, <i>Herbie (The Love Bug)</i>
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    The DeLorean, <i>Back To The Future</i>
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    Bumblebee, <i>Transformers</i>
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    Wrong!

    The DeLorean was built in Dunmurry, Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1985.

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