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Ireland: The Emerald Isle
"This quiz covers some geography and a bit of history about the island of Ireland, North and South, and finishes with a measure of Irish whiskey - just one for the road!"
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
In the 1841 census the population of Ireland was 8,175,124. After a dramatic natural event occurred, what was the population in the next census in 1851?
What is the name of the Stone Age site on the North Mayo coast which contains one of the oldest field systems discovered in the world?
Hill of Tara
What is the biggest lake (lough) in Ireland by surface area?
Lower Lough Erne
What year marked the beginning of the English conquest of Ireland?
The Shannon is Ireland's longest river, but which is the second longest river, beginning in the Slieve Bloom Mountains in County Laois and discharging into the Celtic Sea at Waterford?
What is the highest mountain in Ireland?
Name the group of islands in Galway Bay on the west coast of Ireland.
Clew Bay Islands
The Skellig Islands
The Aran Islands
The Blasket Islands
The Government of Ireland Act effectively partitioned Ireland into Northern and Southern states. On what date was the state of Northern Ireland established?
6th December 1921
3rd May 1921
23rd December 1920
6th December 1922
An illuminated manuscript of the New Testament gospels, written around 800AD and housed in Trinity College Dublin, is regarded as the finest example of its kind in the world and as an Irish national treasure. What is the name of this manuscript?
Book of Durrow
The Echternach Gospels
Book of Armagh
Book of Kells
Until the end of the 19th century, Ireland produced around 90% of the world's whiskey. Which Irish distillery lays claim to having the world's oldest licence to distill this 'water of life'?
Old Bushmills Distillery, Antrim
Kilbeggan Distillery, Westmeath
Midleton Distillery, Cork
Cooley Distillery, Louth
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