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Quiz: How well do you remember these local stories?

A lot has happened this year – did any of these local stories stick with you?

LAST YEAR THE news was dominated by plenty of big Irish and international news, but there is always room for a good local news story.

Some will bring a smile to your face, others will make your eyes roll before you even know what’s happening. But how well do you remember the local stories from 2019?

Let’s test it out… 

In August this councillor encouraged people living in the Gaoth Dobhair area of Donegal to do what to the road signs?
Give them a bit of a wipe-down if they pass a dirty one
Turn them around to confuse tourists

Spray paint over the English translations
Cut them down and use them for storm defence at their homes
Which county did this giant piggy bank live in back in June?
Laois
Carlow

Clare
Longford
The Tralee Advertiser was forced to apologise in October after an online backlash over…
A racist joke it published
An embarrassing typo

Changes to its appearance as part of a rebrand
A botox ad it published
In January a district judge relocated his court sitting to a mucky field in south Galway in a bid to resolve an ongoing dispute between to farmers. What was the dispute about?
A road
A wall

A cow
A field
The tidiest town in Ireland was revealed to be Glaslough. Which county is it in?
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Cavan
Carlow

Mayo
Monaghan
The Bishop of Waterford wrote to schools in October warning them against teaching…
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Basic sex education
Yoga and mindfulness

Handwashing
Lessons about evolution
This beautiful owl went missing from her home in Kildare in April after a cat in her garden frightened her and she escaped from her enclosure. She was eventually found safe and well. What’s her name?
Alice
Coco

Valerie
Tank
There was panic after thousands of bees swarmed the streets of which city in July?
Angelina Brodziak
Cork
Galway

Limerick
Waterford
Sixth class pupils in Offaly turned a profit with a product aimed at tackling head lice. What was the product?
A bobbin soaked in a ‘secret ingredient’
A custom lice comb

A head shaver
An oily spray in a bottle
In September gardaí in Dublin recovered this valuable 17th century chalice. Where had it been stolen from in 1998?
Louth
Meath

Wicklow
Limerick
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