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Landmarks of Ireland (1)
"This is the first of three quizzes that look at some of the natural and built landmarks across Ireland. Hop on board the Paddywagon tour bus and we'll be on our way!"
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Which Belfast city centre hotel is known as the most bombed hotel in Europe, but was stayed in by President Bill Clinton during visits to the North of Ireland in 1995 and 1998?
The small village of Cong on the border of Counties Mayo and Galway achieved a moment of renown in 1952 when it was the location for which John Ford-directed film about a fictional Pittsburgh boxer?
'Fighting Tommy Riley'
'The Quiet Man'
'Against the Ropes'
Situated on the banks of the River Erne in County Fermanagh, what is the name of this village that has been the home of Ireland's most prestigious porcelain pottery since 1857?
Which building in Dublin city centre was taken over in Easter Week 1916 as headquarters for the Irish Volunteers uprising against British rule?
Davy Byrne's pub
The General Post Office
Swenys Chemist shop
By far the largest lake in the Irish and British Isles, what is the name of this expanse of water that borders five of the North of Ireland's six counties?
Reputed to be once the biggest shipyard cranes in the world, they can be seen right across the Belfast skyline. What's the name given to these two bright yellow giants?
Little and Large
Icarus and Daedalus
Samson and Goliath
Fionn and Cú Chulainn
What is the name popularly given to the circular tourist trail around the beautiful Iveragh peninsula in Ireland's south west, between Killarney and Killorglin?
The Ulster Way
The Ring of Kerry
The Glens of Antrim
A famous landmark of 'the Troubles' is a house gable wall on which the slogan 'You Are Now Entering Free Derry' has been painted since 1969. In which district of Derry city, famous for the 'battle' which bears its name, is this gable wall?
Which flat and sandy plain in County Kildare is the home of Irish horse racing, and was the scene for the filming of battle scenes in Mel Gibson's 'Braveheart' (1995)?
Plain of Catania
Off which landmark on the Irish coast was RMS Lusitania sunk in May 1915?
Malin Head, Donegal
Old Head of Kinsale, Cork
Carnsore Point, Wexford
Achill Head, Mayo
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