10 most difficult Ireland riddlesEurope quiz
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.
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.
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.
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 led to The Great Ireland Famine between 1845 and 1852?
disease of corn
disease of wheat
disease of potato
disease of cattle
Although blight ravaged potato crops throughout Europe during the 1840s, the impact and human cost in Ireland was significantly larger than elsewhere. Due to the great poverty, the vast majority of the population sufficed with a diet of potatoes and dairy.
The Aran Islands are a part of...
The Aran Islands are a group of three islands located at the mouth of Galway Bay, on the west coast of Ireland. The islands are an official Gaeltacht, with a vast majority of inhabitants primarily speaking Irish.
How many flags form the Union Jack, the composed national flag of the United Kingdom?
The flag is composed of the red cross of St George of the Kingdom of England, the red saltire of St Patrick to represent Ireland, and the white saltire of St Andrew for Scotland.