Irish History Quiz 1

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History1. During which years did the Irish Potato Famine take place?

2. In what year did the Phoenix Park murders take place?

3. What was the common name for phytophthora infetans, a major cause of the crisis?

4. Where in Ireland was the last fatal duel fought.

5. Which people from the British mainland came to Ireland when James I was on the British throne?

6. Which Society, also called the Quakers, was at the forefront of famine relief?

7. Which Rule movement was led by Parnell?

8. What was Parnell's first name?

9. Where did most people emigrate to after the Famine of the 1840s?

10. Who was the first High King of Ireland?

11. What was John Barry known as?

12. In Co Mayo in 1798, who landed 1,000 men at Killala?

13. Which famous Irish siege lasted from 18 December 1688 to 28 July 1689?

14. Which Oliver came to Ireland in the mid 17th century?

15. When did Dublin celebrate the Millennium of its birth?

16. Which President of Ireland resigned on 22 October 1976 following the comments of the then Minister for Defence Patrick Donegan?

17. Who was known as the Liberator?

18. On whose tombstone are the words "He is now where fierce indignation can no longer tear his heart"?

19. Which Scandinavians invaded Ireland in the 9th and 10th centuries?

20. Who was the Mayo-born man who became the " Father of the Argentinian Navy "?


1. 1845 - 49

2. 1882

3. Potato Blight

4. Druminderry Bridge. North East of Buncrana, Co. Donegal.

5. The Scots

6. The Society of Friends

7. Home Rule

8. Charles

9. USA

10.Brian Boru

11.'Father of the American Navy'

12. General Humbert, of France

13. Derry

14. Cromwell

15. 1988

16. Cearbhall O'Dalaigh

17. Daniel O'Connell

18. Jonathan Swift

19. Vikings

20. Admiral William Brown


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