History of Ireland

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Last updated: November 14, 2012
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In which year was the Easter Rising?
1916
Ireland's Patron Saint?
Saint Patrick
Which war took place between 1689-1691?
Williamite
What crop died during the famine?
Potato
Who was the first president of Irish Republic?
Douglas Hyde
Earl of Tyrone who left Ireland for France in the flight of the earls?
Hugh O'Neill
First Irish Republician Hungerstriker to die on Hungerstrike?
Thomas Ashe
Irish Republican Leader who was shot dead in Béal na mBláth?
Michael Collins
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How many people died on Bloodly Sunday 1972?
14
Another name for the Irish Famine?
The Great Famine
Leader of 1916 attack on British Army?
Padraig Pearse
The total number of Irish emigrants throughout the world?
70 Millon
Another name poetically given to Ireland?
The land of saints and scholars
Number of Irish Republicians who died in the 1981 Hungerstrike?
10
In which year did Ireland achieve independence?
1922
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Level 71
Nov 19, 2012
Would you consider "The Great Hunger" as an alternative name for the Famine? That was the name of the book by Cecil Woodham-Smith on the subject.
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Level 56
Jan 9, 2014
Island of saints and scholars should be accepted.
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Level 41
Jul 27, 2014
Typo on million
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Level 25
Dec 20, 2014
It should accept "The isle of saints and scholars" and there is a typo in million
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Level 32
Dec 4, 2017
Poetic names for Ireland could also include Kathleen Ni Houlihan or Eireann- that clue could do with being more precise, and Gorta Mor is also a common name for the Famine.
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Level 74
Jul 21, 2018
11,000 years of people in Ireland and this is the best you could come up with? Very limited and way too much emphasis on the last few decades.
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Level 44
Aug 16, 2021
Fun, thanks. Enjoyed that very much.

Another vote for "An Gorta Mor" for the famine and "Emerald Isle / Cathleen ni Houlihan / Dark Rosaleen" for poetic name. There must be more poetic names for Ireland too.