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A Wee Bit of Trivia: Irish Crossword Puzzle


A Wee Bit of Trivia: Irish Crossword Puzzle
By Linda Fulton Burke

ACROSS

1 Matt Molloy plays the _____.

3 ______ Day-Lewis – Gangs of New

York, The

6 In December 1923, Yeats was awarded

the _____ Prize in Literature.

7 ____ Road was written by Maeve

Binchy.

9 Bram ______ was the creator of

Dracula.

10 The Chieftans have won six ______

Awards and been nominated eighteen

times.

12 Handel’s classic “_______” was

premiered for the first time in 1742 in

Dublin at the New Musik Hall.

14 Christy Moore was also a member of

Moving _______.

16 The Chieftans recorded “The Long

Black ____” with Mick Jagger.

18 In 1891, 1899, 1900,1901 and 1917

Yeats proposed marriage to Maud

______, but was rejected.

20 _______ Moore was once a member of

Planxty.

22 Maeve Binchy wrote a Circle of

__________.

23 _______ O’Hara – Miracle on 34th

Street, The Quiet Man, How Green Was

My Valley

24 Derek ________ left the Wolfe Tones

in 2001,

28 ______ O’Toole – Lawrence of Arabia.

Ratatouille, Prometheus.

29 The Dubliners’ first single was “_____

___.to Dublin” and “The Wild Rover”.

31 Jerpoint Abbey is located in Co.

_________.

DOWN

1 ______ of New York became #1 in

Ireland in 1981.

2 In 1983, the Chieftans were invited by

the Chinese Government to play in a

concert on the Great ____ of China.

3 Luke Kelly sang “_____ Old Town.”

4 There are ____ provinces in Ireland.

5 ________ Ronan The Grand Budapest

Hotel, Atonement, The Lovely Bones

8 Ireland registered the ____as its symbol

in 1876.

11 “Seven _______ Nights” was sung by

Ronnie Drew.

13 Jonathan ____ wrote Gulliver’s Travels.

14 Bobby Sands, a ________ Striker wrote

“Back Home in Derry.”

15 Blarney Castle is located in Blarney,

Co. ____.

17 _____ de Valera was President of

Ireland 1959-1973.

19 The county town(seat) of County Mayo

is ________.

20 Rock of ______ is located in Co.

Tipperary.

21 W. B. Yeats helped found the

______Theatre in Dublin.

23 “Joe _________,” a song about an IRA

member who was the fifth person to die

on the 1981 Hunger Strike.

25 _______ Castle is located in Cong, Co.

Mayo.

26 Erin go bragh means Ireland ______.

27 ______, a suburb of Dublin, is Ireland’s

“Beverly Hills”, home to a number of

Irish celebrities.

30 The prefixes ___, Don, and Down mean

fort or fortress in Irish place names.

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