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How well do you remember these famous visits to Ireland?

It’s 41 years this week since Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Ireland.

IT’S 41 YEARS this week since Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Ireland in September 1979. 

It’s estimated that 2.5 million people turned out for events during his visit, one of the largest Ireland’s has seen. 

With that in mind, how well do you know your famous Irish visits?

Let's start with an easy one. Where in Ireland is Pope John Paul II in this photo?
The Phoenix Park
Knock

The Aillwee Caves
Croke Park
American abolitionist Frederick Douglass visited Ireland in what year?
1832
1845

1861
1899
A plaque now stands at the spot where Douglass addressed City Hall in which town?
Dublin
Cork

Waterford
Birr
The Beatles toured Europe in November 1963 stopping off in Dublin to play their only Irish concert. What was the name of the venue?
The Cavern Club
The Aillwee Caves

The Adelphi Cinema
Eamonn Doran's
Which US President visited Ireland in June 1963?
RIchard Nixon
John F Kennedy

Gerald Ford
Ronald Reagan
That's right, it was JFK, just 5 months before his assassination in Dallas, Texas. Can you name the town where Kennedy paid a visit to his first cousin Mary Kennedy Ryan?
Dunganstown, Co Wexford
Kilgarvan, Co Kerry

Lisdoonvarna, Co Clare
Carlingford, Co Louth
Sticking with US Presidents, Ronald Reagan visited Ireland in June 1984 and paid a trip to his ancestral home in...?
Ballydehob
Ballybrack

Ballyporeen
Ballywee Caves
Russian President Boris Yeltsin never emerged from his plane after it touched down at Shannon airport in September 1994 leaving Taoiseach Albert Reynolds red faced on the runway. What was the official reason given for his absence?
He fell out of the plane before it landed
He'd parachuted off with the drinks trolley

He was asleep
He had died
True of false, Queen Elizabeth II has only paid one State visit to Ireland?
True
False
Finally, complete the words of US President Barack Obama when he addressed crowds on Dublin's Dame Street in May 2011 - "This little country, that inspires the biggest things...
...is actually a very small country. It's tiny."
...has inspired our hearts back home."

...has held firm in the face of adversity."
...your best days are still ahead."
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