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Counties of Ireland: Quiz


Question 1: In Irish usage, the word county nearly always comes before rather than after the county name; thus "County Clare" in Ireland as opposed to "Clare County" in ________, U.S.A.

Question 2: In addition, some functions later held by county authorities were exercised by ________ parishes, feudal structures of major old estates, and urban corporations under individual charters.
AnglicanismEpiscopal Church (United States)Church of IrelandChurch of England

Question 3: The fifth cúige, Mídhe (Mide), corresponded to the present-day counties of Meath, Westmeath, Longford, Offaly and south ________, now included in Leinster.
County KilkennyCounty LouthCounty SligoCounty Wexford

Question 4: The six counties and two county-boroughs remain in use for some purposes, including Lords Lieutenant, vehicle number plates, and the ________ Postcode Address File.
Royal MailMagyar PostaDeutsche PostPostverk Føroya

Question 5: In 1994 ________ was split into Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Fingal, and South Dublin.
TallaghtClondalkinCounty DublinDún Laoghaire

Question 6: The ________ is the only city in the republic which does not have a "city council"; it is still a borough but not a county borough and is administered as part of County Kilkenny.
GalwayIrelandRepublic of IrelandKilkenny

Question 7: Former counties include: County Coleraine which formed the basis of County Londonderry, and the counties of Nether and Upper Tyrone which were merged to former ________, and Desmond which was, in 1606, split between Counties Cork and Kerry.
County FermanaghCounty ArmaghCounty DonegalCounty Tyrone

Question 8: As a result of the ________ slight changes were made to the boundaries of Counties Galway, Clare, Mayo, Sligo, Waterford, Kilkenny, Meath and Louth, and others.
Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898Local Government (Scotland) Act 1889Local Government Act 1888Town commissioners

Question 9: In 1994, County Dublin was split into Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, ________, and South Dublin.
County MeathFingalIrelandCounty Kilkenny

Question 10: The two ridings of ________ were renamed North Tipperary and South Tipperary in 2002, as it was realised that "riding" correctly refers to a third part of region, not a half.
County LimerickCounty KilkennyCounty TipperaryCounty Wexford


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