10 most difficult Ireland riddlesIreland quiz
Which European capital's name literally means "black pool"?
The Dubhlinn ("black pool") was a small lake used to moor ships and was connected to the River Liffey. This lake was covered during the early 18th century as the city grew.
Which prizes were awarded to George Bernard Shaw?
Pulitzer and Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize and Order of the Smile
Nobel Prize and Rugby World Cup
Oscar and Nobel Prize
He was the first person to be awarded both Nobel Prize and Oscar. He got the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925. Despite his disdain for Hollywood, Shaw also won the Academy Award for best written screenplay in 1938.
The historical, Latin name of Ireland, given by the Romans is ...
The Romans would later refer to Ireland by this name too in its Latinised form - Hibernia. Hibernia as a national personification representing Ireland appeared in numerous cartoon and drawings, especially in the nineteenth century.
Munster is a part of...
Munster is one of the provinces of Ireland situated in the south of Ireland. It covers a total area of 24,675 km2 and has a population of around 1 280 000 with the most populated city being Cork.
What game will you use that stick for?
Hurling is an outdoor team game of ancient Gaelic and Irish origin. The game has prehistoric origins, and has been played for 4,000 years. The objective of the game is for players to use a wooden stick called a hurl to hit a small ball called a sliotar between the opponents' goalposts either over the crossbar for one point, or under the crossbar into a net guarded by a goalkeeper for one goal, which is equivalent to three points.
On which island on Lough Derg Lake is the "Purgatory of Saint Patrick" located?
The Holy Island
St Patrick's Purgatory is an ancient pilgrimage site on Station Island in Lough Derg, County Donegal, Ireland. According to legend, the site dates from the fifth century, when Christ showed Saint Patrick a cave, sometimes referred to as a pit or a well, on Station Island that was an entrance to Purgatory.
Which musical instrument is the national symbol of Ireland?
The harp, traditionally associated with King David, was rare in medieval heraldry and its origins as the coat of arms of Ireland are unclear. Triangular devices appeared on the medieval Irish coinage by kings John and Edward I in the 12th and 13th centuries. These devices may have been crude harps or it may be that the harp developed from the use of triangles to distinguish Irish coins.
Éamon de Valera was a long-term political leader of...
Éamon de Valera was a prominent statesman and political leader in 20th-century Ireland. His political career spanned over half a century. He served several terms as head of government and head of state. He also led the introduction of the Constitution of Ireland.
What is the longest river in Ireland?
The River Shannon is the longest river in Ireland at 360.5 km (224 miles). The river represents a major physical barrier between east and west, with fewer than thirty-five crossing-points between Limerick city in the south and the village of Dowra in the north. The river is named after Sionna, a Celtic goddess.