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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
Celts
Normans
Romans
2. St. Patrick was responsible for introducing Christianity to Ireland in 5th century. When is his feast day?
17th March
1st July
6th February
31st October
3. Who defeated the Vikings at the Battle of Clontarf in 1014 and ended their control of Dublin?
Brian Boru
St. Columba
Henry II
Diarmait Mac Murchada
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?
Harvard
Trinity
Galway
Limerick
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?
Robert Emmett
Thomas Wentworth
Oliver Cromwell
Henry Morgan
8. What organisation was set up in 1795 to commemorate William III's victory at the Battle of the Boyne?
Guildford Four
A, B, C Specials
Orange Order
Blueshirts
9. How did Irish Rebellion of 1798 end?
Uprising was suppressed by government
Frech troops marched into Dublin
Labour party was founded
Irish Free State was formed
10. What document from 1801 created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland?
Land Act
Act of Union
Oath of Supremacy
Book of Kells
11. Repeated failure of what crop led to the Great famine between 1845 and 1852?
Wheat
Corn
Bean
Potato
12. What political party was founded in 1905 by Arthur Griffith?
Aontú
Fianna Fáil
Fine Gael
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?
Blood's Plot
The Dubliners
Easter Rising
Curragh Mutiny
14. When did the War of Independence between the IRA and the British armed forces begin
1919
1925
1921
1929
15. What event triggered the War of Independence?
The death of Michael Collins
Assassination of two policemen
Shooting at the high school
Train bombing
16. What treaty endorsed the separation of Northern and Southern Ireland?
The Treaty of Drogheda
North-South Treaty
The Treaty of Limerick
Anglo-Irish Treaty
17. Who is the founding father of Irish independence and the founder of the IRA?
James Connolly
Daniel O'Connell
Michael Collins
William Gladstone
18. What name was adopted to the prime minister of the Republic of Ireland in the 1937 Constitution of Ireland?
Tanaiste
Taaffe
Taoiseach
Tailteann
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 Monday
Bloody Tuesday
Bloody Sunday
Bloody Friday
20. What have people of Ireland voted for by a huge majority in 2015?
To keep Irish as official language
Right for abortion
To remain in the EU
Same-sex marriage
21. Where was the Good Friday Agreement signed in 1998?
Dublin
London
Belfast
Limerick
22. Troubles was the the term used to describe the violence caused by disagreements between what religious movements?
Catholics and Protestants
Anglicans and Orthodox
Protestants and Anglicans
Orthodox and Catholics
23. Who did Ireland side with in World War II?
Remained neutral
Allies
Axis
24. In Irish place names what does Bally mean?
Hill
Home
Rock
Stronghold
25. Who was the Liberator of the Nation and the first Irish Catholic to sit in the British Parliament?
Michael Collins
William Cosgrave
Daniel O'Connell
William Walace
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