St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day quiz questions for your pub quiz – Seven rounds of St. Patrick’s Day themed quizzes, including picture rounds. A ready-made pub quiz with a variety of topics.

Famous Irish People Quiz

St. Patrick’s Day Quiz – Round 2 – Famous Irish People

Can you identify the following famous Irish people from the descriptions given?

1. Born in Foxrock, Dublin in 1906, this novelist, playwright, theatre director and poet lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French.

Samuel Beckett

2. Born in Limerick in 1930, this man was an actor, singer, songwriter, producer, director and writer. One of his starring roles was as King Arthur in the 1967 film ‘Camelot’.

Richard Harris

3. Born in County Mayo in 1944, this lady was the first female president of Ireland.

Mary Robinson

4. Born in Waterford in 1946, this singer-songwriter had hits with ‘Alone Again (Naturally)’ and ‘Clair’.

Gilbert O’Sullivan

5. Born in Holywood, near Belfast, in 1989, this professional golfer won three majors before the age of 25.

Rory McIlroy

6. Born in Ballymena, County Antrim, in 1952, this hugely successful film actor’s roles include Oskar Schindler in ‘Schindler’s List’.

Liam Neeson

7. Born in Dublin in 1667, this satirist is mostly remembered for his 1726 work ‘Gulliver’s Travels’.

Jonathan Swift

8. Born in Holywood in 1982, this actor’s roles have included Paul Spector in ‘The Fall’ and Christian Grey in the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’.

Jamie Dornan

9. Born in Dublin in 1854, this once hugely successful novelist and playwright died destitute in Paris at the age of 46 after being sentenced to two years of hard labour.

Oscar Wilde

10. Born in Dublin in 1919, this writer and philosopher’s first novel was entitled ‘Under the Net’. She was awarded a DBE in 1987.

Iris Murdoch


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Irish Geography Quiz

St. Patrick’s Day Quiz – Round 3 – Irish Geography

Irish Geography Quiz Questions.

1. Which is the largest county in Ireland by area?


2. The River Dodder and the River Poddle are major tributaries of which Irish river?

The River Liffey

3. Which is the most heavily populated city in Ireland?


4. In which Irish city will you find Hunt Museum, King John’s castle and Thomond Park stadium?


5. Which is the largest county in Northern Ireland by population?


6. Name Ireland’s longest river.

River Shannon

7. Which Irish airport has the IATA code GWY?


8. In which county is Blarney Castle?

County Cork

9. Name the highest peak in Ireland.


10. What is the estimated population of the the Republic of Ireland?

4,737,505 at time of writing (02/03/17). You can find a live population estimating tool here:

My advice would be to accept all answers between 4 and 5 million.


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Beer anagrams quiz

St. Patrick’s Day Quiz – Round 4 – Anagrams

Beer anagrams quiz. The following are all anagrams of Irish breweries. Can you unscramble them?

1. Mr. Pushy


2. US Ensign


3. Thick Swims


4. Pure Soother


5. Ink Range


6. Ash Oar


7. Owl Car


8. Gala Byway

Galway Bay

9. Elf Swirl Cancan

Franciscan Well

10. Get His Degree

Eight Degrees


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St Patrick's Day Pub Quiz Questions

St. Patrick’s Day Quiz – Round 5 – Links

St Patrick’s Day Pub Quiz Questions with a task at the end. If all ten questions are answered correctly, the first letter of each will spell out a St Patrick’s Day-related word when added together and jumbled up. You could award extra points for teams who work out the link.

1. Which country is bordered by Costa Rica to the left, Colombia to the east/southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south?


2. Which medical procedure, sometimes also referred to as AFT, is offered to expectant mothers to test for genetic or chromosomal conditions?

Amniocentesis/Amniotic fluid test

3. Which chemical element has the symbol Pb?


4. Which word, which has been taken from French, means to meet at an agreed time and place?


5. Which album cover depicts a naked baby boy swimming underwater in pursuit of a dollar note attached to a fish hook?

Nevermind (Nirvana)

6. ‘Parapluie’ is the French word for which useful item?


7. Which London women’s prison was closed in July 2016 due its age and after being branded ‘inadequate’ by inspectors?


8. Which Scottish singer and songwriter has released albums entitled ‘Our Version of Events’ and ‘Long Live the Angels’?

Emili Sandé

9. In which city in central France would you find a highly distinctive cathedral constructed entirely of black lava stone?


10. What is the name of the branch of zoology which is concerned with the study of insects?



When all of the answers are correct, the first letter of each can be rearranged to spell ‘Leprechaun‘.


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Irish Bands Quiz

St. Patrick’s Day Quiz – Round 6 – Irish Bands

Irish bands – Can you identify the band from the list of its members? Only first names are given.

1. Davy, Leo, Padraig, Eímhín, Ricky, Anthony and Kevin.

The Saw Doctors

2. Bono, The Edge, Adam and Larry.


3. Nicky, Kian, Mark, Shane and Brian.


4. Andrea, Caroline, Jim and Sharon.

The Corrs

5. Dolores, Noel, Mike and Fergal.

The Cranberries

6. Danny, Mark and Glen.

The Script

7. Bob, Pete, Simon and Garry.

The Boomtown Rats

8. Keith, Michael, Ronan, Shane and Stephen.


9. Edele, Keavy, Lindsay and Sinéad.


10. John and Edward



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St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day Quiz – Round 7 – General Knowledge

St. Patrick’s Day quiz questions.

1. Which three colours are on the Irish flag?

Green, white and orange

2. On which date is St. Patrick’s Day?

17th March

3. What is a shillelagh?

A thick stick of blackthorn used as a walking cane or a weapon

4. What was the vocation of Saint Patrick?


5. What are the two main ingredients of colcannon?

Mashed potato and cabbage/kale

6. According to tradition, which creatures did Saint Patrick drive out of Ireland?


7. Which type of alcohol is added to coffee to make it ‘Irish’?

Irish whiskey

8. Which female Irish novelist’s titles include ‘Light a Penny Candle’, ‘The Copper Beech’, ‘Circle of Friends’ and ‘Evening Class’?

Maeve Binchy

9. Which Irish sitcom was set on the fictional ‘Craggy Island’?

Father Ted

10. How many times have Ireland won the Eurovision Song Contest?

Seven (1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996)


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