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airship Patrie (pictured) broke free from its moorings at Souhesmes, France, blew across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and was eventually lost in the Atlantic Ocean?
Christmas Eve edition of was a tribute to those who died in Morning Ireland The Troubles of Northern Ireland and featured contributions from Tony Blair and Bill Clinton?
s Sam Thompson' Over the Bridge about Northern Irish sectarian violence became Belfast's most-seen play despite a prediction it would "offend and affront every section of the public"?
Hansard, Northern Irish boxer once sparred with Paddy Maguire Conservative politician Colin Moynihan in a London pub?
Northern Irish marilyn is a Slieve Gallion volcanic plug?
Phil Collins song, " ", was written about the conflict in That's Just the Way It Is Northern Ireland called " The Troubles"?
, it is now an offence in Policing and Crime Act 2009 England, Wales, and Northern Ireland to persistently possess alcohol in a public place if you are under 18 years of age?
the influence of the
Gulf Stream on the gives the landscape of climate of Northern Ireland Northern Ireland (pictured) its green colour?
have featured teams from United States Academic Decathlon National Championships Canada, Mexico, New Zealand, South Korea, Northern Ireland and Brazil?
is the shortest motorway in A8(M) motorway Northern Ireland at only one mile long, and has no junctions with any other roads along its entire length?
was Ian Freeland General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland when the British Army was drawn into the beginning of the Troubles?
of the Padraig O'Malley University of Massachusetts Boston helped bring 16 Iraqis to a conference in Finland, where they met with participants in the internal reconciliations in South Africa and Northern Ireland?
British Conservative MP called in the Sir Adam Butler receivers at the De Lorean Motor Company while serving as minister for economic development in Northern Ireland in 1982?
RAOC officer was awarded the George Styles George Cross in 1972 for defusing booby-trapped bombs planted by terrorists in Northern Ireland, including two bombs left at the Europa Hotel in Belfast within a matter of days?
Northern Irish singer Clodagh Rodgers received death threats from the IRA after performing " " at the Jack in the Box 1971 Eurovision Song Contest?
civil engineer was involved with the construction of George Matthew McNaughton Silent Valley Reservoir in Northern Ireland?
, best known as former presenter of the Anne Gregg BBC's travel programme through the Holiday 1980s, was one of the first people from Northern Ireland to become a national British television personality?
was the first person to be convicted of membership of the Martin Meehan Provisional IRA and the last prisoner released following the abolition of internment in Northern Ireland?
ordered Harry Tuzo Operation Motorman to take back control of Irish Republican controlled areas of Northern Ireland?
, William Long Minister of Home Affairs in Northern Ireland at the start of The Troubles, later became the skipper of a fishing boat?
was appointed Vernon Erskine-Crum General Officer Commanding of the British Army in Northern Ireland in 1971, during the Troubles, but was relieved within a month after suffering a heart attack?
, a Timothy Creasey British Army officer, was commander of the Sultan of Oman's Forces for three years before serving in Northern Ireland?
" is a poem written by Blood and the Moon Irish poet William Butler Yeats in 1928 in response to the 1927 assassination of Kevin O'Higgins, the Vice President of the Executive Council of the Free State?
More interesting facts on Northern Ireland
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Question 1: Who was a commander in the Irish Civil War?
Question 2: What is the currency of Northern Ireland?
Question 3: The state of Ireland, whose legitimacy is not recognised by republicans opposed to the ________, is described as "The Free State", referring to the Irish Free State, which gained independence (as a Dominion) in 1922.
Question 4: The most common sign language in Northern Ireland is ________ (BSL), but as Catholics tended to send their deaf children to schools in Dublin (St Joseph's Institute for Deaf Boys and St.
Question 5: The population density of Northern Ireland: How many people are there per square kilometre?
Question 6: Major sea ports at ________ and Belfast carry passengers and freight between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Question 7: Which of the following is an officially recognised ethnic group in Northern Ireland?
Question 8: For the most part, Protestants feel a strong connection with ________ and wish for Northern Ireland to remain part of the United Kingdom.
Question 9: Which is the largest city in Northern Ireland?
Question 10: The Northern Ireland economy is the smallest of the four economies making up the ________.