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Landmarks of Ireland (1)

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Landmarks of Ireland 1 game quiz
"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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1. 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 Ritz
    The Waldorf
    The Europa

2. 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'
    'Kid Galahad'
    'Against the Ropes'

3. 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?

4. 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
    Bewley's Café

5. 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?
    Lough Allen
    Loch Lomond
    Lough Neagh
    Lake Coniston

6. 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

7. 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
    Atlantic Drive

8. 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?
    The Fountain

9. 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)?
    Salisbury Plain
    The Curragh
    Wallachian Plain
    Plain of Catania

10. 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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Compiled Jun 28 12