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Ireland Country Quiz

Name these facts about the Republic of Ireland.
Last updated: September 03, 2018
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Patron saint
St. Patrick
Capital city
Dublin
Nickname of Ireland
The Emerald Isle
Plant that symbolizes Ireland
Shamrock
Best-selling Irish rock band
U2
Longest river
Shannon
Irish language name for Ireland
Éire
Irish city / Type of poem
Limerick
Stone that tourists kiss
Blarney Stone
Writer of "Ulysses"
James Joyce
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Answer
Crop that failed: 1845-1852
Potatoes
Name for the Northern Ireland conflict
The Troubles
Wailing woman of Irish mythology
Banshee
National airline
Aer Lingus
Largest airline
Ryanair
Musical instrument on the coat of arms
Harp
Priest in Celtic religion
Druid
City where famous crystal was made
Waterford
Best-selling Irish beer
Guinness
Best-selling Irish whiskey
Jameson
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level 44
Mar 18, 2013
Ireland actually has three patron saints - St. Brigid and St. Columba.
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level 72
Mar 27, 2013
Pretty sure everyone who knows the other two will also know St. Patrick. But thanks for the tidbit. Wish I could've pulled that one out on St Paddy's Day
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level 32
Jun 28, 2013
I suppose that "Baile Atha Cliath" could be accepted along with Dublin (it actually came to my mind as the first.)
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level 29
Jan 20, 2014
I'm so sure it did...
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level 42
Jun 11, 2014
If he/she is a native Irish speaker, it may have.
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level 68
Nov 2, 2014
Likewise Padraig for Patrick
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level 67
Mar 17, 2015
And bean sí for banshee.
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level 34
Mar 20, 2015
I tried Padraig just to see if it would be accepted... But, alas. :(
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level 66
Dec 2, 2015
Try the 'Irish Language quiz'
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level 54
Jun 29, 2013
jameson is the best
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level 39
Jul 3, 2013
I believe that the airline is styled as "Ryanair."
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level 45
May 15, 2014
Grr. I spelled Jamison's wrong. :/
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level 64
Apr 6, 2018
Oops, you did it again
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level 66
Jun 12, 2014
There are always some questions that you feel stoked to get right, even if you do really badly otherwise. 13/20, James Joyce and Blarney stone
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level 49
Jan 19, 2015
what plant is called a shamrock? outta curiousity since I missed that one .. and am too tired to figure it out lol
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level 66
Mar 5, 2015
Shamrock is a little three leaved plant like a miniature clover. It grows in damp sheltered areas. Used to be worn in the lapels on St. Patrick's day.
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level 74
Mar 18, 2018
It's not for certain which plant is the true shamrock, but you can grab a piece of any clover and stick it in your lapel or hair on St. Patrick's Day and not be far wrong.
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level 33
Mar 20, 2018
what do you mean the ''true shamrock'' ? The shamrock is like a four leaf clover but with three instead often found in ireland - i have lots in my garden! it was used by St. Patrick to represent the holy trinity.
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level 16
Feb 2, 2015
Should have the question "Who is the hottest man from here?" because I would have totally put Colin O'Donoghue
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level 65
Mar 17, 2015
City where famous crystal was made -> Albuquerque.
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level 73
Mar 17, 2015
I tried New York. I think that's where Billy Crystal was conceived.
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level 60
Mar 18, 2015
Except that isn't in Ireland!
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level 73
Mar 17, 2018
but Irish people love Billy Crystal
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level 41
Jul 10, 2015
I am Irish and only beat 37% what is wrong with me haha
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level 45
Mar 18, 2018
You could be a West Brit
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level 65
Sep 21, 2016
The whiskey we love so much is actually Jameson, not Jameson's. No biggie.
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level 66
May 3, 2017
I think it is the use of the possessive apostrophe, much like the use of it with 'Johnny Walker's whisky'
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level 41
Feb 2, 2017
Fun little quiz. My mother is from Ireland, and so I like to test my knowledge before I head back.
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level 70
Mar 18, 2017
As noted above, spelling should be fixed: Jameson and Ryanair.
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level ∞
Nov 24, 2017
Okay
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level 10
Jan 17, 2018
Only missed the James Joyce question. Here's hoping my DNA test shows lots of Irish pumping through my veins
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level 44
Mar 17, 2018
Wow. Seems like Shamrock is pretty famous, but the only reason I had heard of it was because of the Shamrock Rovers. Which is not even that famous of a club on international level.
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level 21
Mar 17, 2018
Shamrocks are actually an official symbol of St. Patrick, not of Ireland.
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level 46
Mar 21, 2018
I'm from the midlands of Ireland County laois to be exact and i'm sat here at 2am moderately drunk on a wednesday night drinking a can of guinness after playing poker in the local pub and winning a cool 200 quid and this quiz has brought a great smile to my face me and my mum took it i got 20/20 and mum 19/20 thanks to the quizzer who made this made my drunk little night. FYI i don't drink every night just coincidental
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level 51
Mar 26, 2018
Spent my entire life year and I only got 17 but I'm kind of glad.
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level 32
Apr 25, 2018
Tullamore Dew. T-ulla-more-Deeww ?? T-u-ll-a, oh forget it, I'll just put Jameson
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level 20
Jul 28, 2018
I got the Shannon but not U2..... wtf is wrong with me