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Irish History

How well do you know the most important events in Irish history?
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Last updated: October 7, 2022
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1. What people arrived in Ireland around 500 BC?
Vikings
Romans
Celts
Normans
2. St. Patrick was responsible for introducing Christianity to Ireland in 5th century. When is his feast day?
17th March
6th February
31st October
1st July
3. Who defeated the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 and ended their control of Dublin?
Brian Boru
Diarmait Mac Murchada
St. Columba
Henry II
4. Which king declared himself King of Ireland in 1541?
Aethelwulf
Edward VI
Henry VIII
Richard I
5. What is Ireland's oldest university, founded in 1592?
Galway
Limerick
Trinity
Harvard
6. Who led an uprising in Irish Rebellion of 1641 also known as the Great Ulster Rebellion?
United Irishmen
Irish Catholics
Irish Republican Army
The Secret Societies
7. Which English leader rampaged through Ireland in 1649 intending to reconquer the country?
Thomas Wentworth
Oliver Cromwell
Robert Emmett
Henry Morgan
8. What organisation was set up in 1795 to commemorate William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne?
Guildford Four
Blueshirts
A, B, C Specials
Orange Order
9. How did Irish Rebellion of 1798 end?
Uprising was suppressed by government
Labour party was founded
Frech troops marched into Dublin
Irish Free State was formed
10. What document from 1801 created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland?
Book of Kells
Act of Union
Land Act
Oath of Supremacy
11. Repeated failure of what crop led to the Great famine between 1845 and 1852?
Potato
Corn
Bean
Wheat
12. What political party was founded in 1905 by Arthur Griffith?
Fine Gael
Fianna Fáil
Aontú
Sinn Féin
13. What was the name of armed insurrection in Ireland during in 1916 that was launched by Irish republicans against British rule in Ireland?
Easter Rising
The Dubliners
Blood's Plot
Curragh Mutiny
14. When did the War of Independence between the IRA and the British armed forces begin
1925
1921
1919
1929
15. What event triggered the War of Independence?
Shooting at the high school
The death of Michael Collins
Assassination of two policemen
Train bombing
16. What treaty endorsed the separation of Northern and Southern Ireland?
Anglo-Irish Treaty
The Treaty of Limerick
North-South Treaty
The Treaty of Drogheda
17. Who is the founding father of Irish independence and the founder of the IRA?
Daniel O'Connell
James Connolly
William Gladstone
Michael Collins
18. What name was adopted to the prime minister of the Republic of Ireland in the 1937 Constitution of Ireland?
Taoiseach
Tailteann
Taaffe
Tanaiste
19. What is the name of the event when British forces shot dead 13 and wounded 12 unarmed civil rights protesters in Derry in 1972?
Bloody Tuesday
Bloody Sunday
Bloody Friday
Bloody Monday
20. What have people of Ireland voted for by a huge majority in 2015?
To remain in the EU
Same-sex marriage
To keep Irish as official language
Right for abortion
21. Where was the Good Friday Agreement signed in 1998?
Limerick
Belfast
Dublin
London
22. Troubles was the the term used to describe the violence caused by disagreements between what religious movements?
Catholics and Protestants
Anglicans and Orthodox
Orthodox and Catholics
Protestants and Anglicans
23. Who did Ireland side with in World War II?
Allies
Remained neutral
Axis
24. In Irish place names what does Bally mean?
Home
Rock
Hill
Stronghold
25. Who was the Liberator of the Nation and the first Irish Catholic to sit in the British Parliament?
William Cosgrave
William Walace
Michael Collins
Daniel O'Connell
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