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Modern Irish History Quiz

A quiz relating to modern Irish history (1900 to the present day). Most Irish test-takers should find this easy. But if you're a non-Irish fan of Irish culture and history, you might find this test a wee bit challenging. Try it out now and see how well you do!

  • 1
    How many days did the 1916 Easter rising last?
    How many days did the 1916 Easter rising last?
  • 2
    Who was the founder of Sinn Féin?
  • 3
    Where did the War of Independence (1919-1921) begin?

  • 4
    Which county is not part of the state of Northern Ireland?
  • 5
    In what year did a new constitution re-establish the Irish Free State as Ireland, or Éire, and separate it from the United Kingdom?
  • 6
    What was the World War II period known as in Ireland?

  • 7
    What area of Dublin was bombed by the Luftwaffe on 30/31 May 1941?
  • 8
    In what year did Ireland join the EEC (now EU)?
  • 9
    Who was the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland?
  • 10
    Who was the first leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP)?

  • 11
    What is the 1969 riot in Derry called?
  • 12
    Which dictator supplied weapons to the Provisional IRA?
  • 13
    What happened at Bloody Sunday (1972)?
  • 14
    What is the agreement that granted a degree of power sharing between nationalists and unionists in Northern Ireland in 1998?
  • 15
    What name is given to the economy of the Republic of Ireland between 1995 and 2000?
  • 16
    Who was the first female President of Ireland?

  • 17
    Who visited Ireland in 1963?
  • 18
    What Irish political party's seats dropped from 46% to 17% following the 2008 economic crash?
  • 19
    What did the passing of the referendum in 1995 allow?
  • 20
    What former Irish Taoiseach died in 2011?

Comments (3)


1331 days ago
You are truly Irish 10 out of 10 on a quiz with 20 questions
1413 days ago
Got 10/10 cuz I’m truly Irish☘️🤪
1413 days ago
I’m from Ireland, Dublin🇮🇪🇮🇪