Wednesday, August 20, 2014

28 General Knowledge Table Quiz Questions on County Clare


  1.  In which Clare village was submarine inventor John P Holland born?
  2. Which politican's grandfather is a former lightkeeper at Loohead Lighthouse?
  3. Name the river that enters the sea at Doolin.
  4. What is the largest Parish in County Clare?
  5. The main Killaloe-Ballina bridge contains how many arches?
  6. What is the former name for O'Connell Street in Ennis?
  7. What year did Eamon de Valera famously get elected as a TD for East Clare?
  8. Diamond Mountain Sessions, Flying Circus and Saints & Scoundrel are albums by which Clare musician?
  9. Which Clare author wrote The Country Girls?
  10. Which County Clare village’s name in Irish means ‘Bed of Silk’?
  11. In which year did the following political events occur in County Clare? The death takes place of Sylvester Barrett (former Clare Fianna Fáil TD, Cabinet Minister and MEP), Clare voters accept the Treaty of Nice in the second referendum held on the issue, and Pat Breen is elected to the Dail for the first time.
  12. In the 1880s,  landowner Colonel O’Callaghan was responsble for a series of famous evictions in which East Clare village?
  13. Where in Clare would you find Kilfinaghty Public Library?
  14. Which Clare man was imprisoned in the Tower of London for attempting to steal the crown jewels?
  15. Which Clare-based author was named on the Man Booker Prize longlist in 2014?
  16. In what year did the infamous Miltown Massacre, in which the Clare footballers shipped 9-21 against Kerry, take place?
  17. ‘Geek of warm stunner’ is an anagram of which Clare town?
  18. What river enters the sea at Trump International Hotel & Golf Links, Doonbeg?
  19. What is the highest mountain/point in County Clare?
  20. In what year did the Clare hurlers win their first provincial title?
  21. In which Clare town would you find St Flannan’s Cathedral?
  22. Former Clare Labour TD Moosajee Bhamjee is a native of which country?
  23. In what year did the first transatlantic flight land at Shannon Airport?
  24. In which year did the following events take place?  Muhammad Ali becomes the first Honorary Freeman of Ennis, Leinster beat Munster 25–6 in the Heineken Cup semi-final at Croke Park and hundreds of Clare lose out when Dell announced the axing of almost 2,000 jobs at their factory in Raheen
  25. Which Clare loation is historically known as Corracatlin (Irish: Cora Chaitlín)?
  26. Name the Clare politician who became Minister for Education in 1959?
  27. Who preceded Willie Walsh as Bishop of Killaloe?
  28. Though born in Wales, footballer Kevin Sheedy was eligible to play for the Republic of Ireland as his father was from County Clare. Where in Clare was his father from?


  1. Liscannor
  2. Enda Kenny
  3. Aille River
  4. Kilmaley
  5. 13
  6. Jail Street
  7. 1917
  8. Sharon Shannon
  9. Edna O’Brien
  10. Labasheeda
  11. 2002
  12. Bodyke
  13. Sixmilebridge
  14. Thomas Blood
  15. Niall Williams (he lives in Kiltumper)
  16. 1979
  17. Newmarket on Fergus
  18. Creegh (Cree) River
  19. Moylussa (532 meters) is the highest point in Clare, and lies just outside the village of Killaloe
  20. Clare won their first provincial title in 1899 after receiving a walkover from Kerry in the final. Clare contested the All-Ireland final, but lost to Dublin by 5-01 to 1-06.
  21. Killaloe. St Flannan’s Cathedral (Church of Ireland) was built between 1185 and 1225, with an oratory for the same saint, who had been the abbot of Killaloe in the seventh century.
  22. South Africa. Moosajee Bhamjee was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in 1947.
  23. 1945. On 16 September 1945 the first transatlantic proving flight, a Pan Am DC-4, landed at Shannon from New York City. On 24 October, the first scheduled commercial flight, an American Overseas Airlines DC-4, passed through Shannon Airport.
  24. 2009
  25. Newmarket-on-Fergus is historically known as Corracatlin (Irish: Cora Chaitlín, meaning “Caitlín’s weir”)
  26. Patrick Hillery. He succeeded Jack Lynch in the post.
  27. Bishop Michael Harty (appointed 28 September and consecrated 19 November 1967; died 2 October 1994)
  28. Darragh