Special Sub-Topic: Crack The Irish Car Registration Code
|In the Republic of Ireland, vehicles must carry a registration plate that bears certain information including a code for each county or city. Under the system that was introduced in 1987, what was the county identifier for Donegal?|
DL. The Republic always had county identifiers, but as various combinations of letters and numerals ran out, a new system was introduced in 1987.
A typical Co Donegal registration would be 09 DL 4444 (for the year, the county identifier and a record of the individual vehicle).
|A new scheme for vehicles registered in the Republic of Ireland was introduced in 1987. What was the county identifier for Kilkenny?|
KK. The authorities had to be careful in providing county identifiers. KY is the 1987 scheme registration for Kerry. Northern Ireland had a system based on a three-letter code, one of which for Fermanagh was -IL (AIL, BIL, CIL and so on). However, KIL was never issued.
|Which of these is the identifier for Dublin in the post-1987 Republic of Ireland car registration series?|
D. As well as being the largest population centre, Dublin city and county have the most car registrations each year. While four digits might be sufficient for a smaller county, Dublin needs more. A typical Dublin registration might be 06 D 135666
|If you were driving in the Republic of Ireland and saw a car bearing the registration plate 05 CW 1234, in which county do you think it would have been registered?|
Carlow. Cavan's registration is CN and C is the identifier for Cork. Conemara is a region rather than a county and does not have its own identifier.
|Many people flying from the USA to Ireland land at Shannon airport. If you were to hire a car there, which of these is the most likely local county identifier to see on the registration plate?|
CE. This is a test of your knowledge of Ireland's geography. Shannon is in Co Clare and the county identifier is CE.
|In 1987, the Republic Of Ireland introduced a new system of vehicle registrations with each county or city having its own identifier. The county identifier for North Tipperary is TY.|
False. Tipperary is divided into two for registration purposes. North Tipperary is TN, and South Tipperary is, naturally, TS.
|Using the registration system introduced in 1987 you can tell a lot about the geography of the Republic of Ireland. The State has 26 counties, the alphabet has 26 letters. Only one of these vowels is used as a first part of the code to identify a county. Which one?|
O. No county in the Republic of Ireland starts with the letters A, E, or I (in English translation, that is.) There is Co Offaly, though, and the registration identifier is OY.
|The most commonly used first letter in the Republic of Ireland's post-1987 car registration system is L. Which of these four is the odd one out?|
LE. Six counties and cities use the letter L. L is Limerick City; LD is Longford; LS is Laois; LM is Leitrim; LK is Co Limerick and LH is Louth.
|The post-1987 vehicle registration system in the Republic of Ireland uses county identifiers. True or false: the county identifier for Monaghan is MO.|
False. MN is the code for Monaghan, MO is the identifier for Mayo and MH is the identifier for Meath.
|Wicklow is a beautiful county in the Republic of Ireland and is popular for visitors and people who commute to Dublin. Which of these is the post-1987 vehicle registration code for the county?|
WW. There is no WI or WL. W is the code for Waterford City. (Co Waterford is WD).
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