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Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's archaeological sites?

From north to south, we go way back.

SKELETAL REMAINS FOUND in Swords in north county Dublin are thought to date back to a Medieval plague, experts have said.

They are thought to belong to a Medieval burial site that had previously been excavated by archaeologists. How much do you know about some of Ireland’s best-known historical sites?

Which of these is NOT an archaeological site near the River Boyne?
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Newgrange
Dowth

Sowth
Knowth
In what Irish county is Clonmacnoise?
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Galway
Offaly

Westmeath
Tipperary
Skellig Michael is approximately how many kilometres off the Kerry coast?
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7km
12km

17km
22km
This 12th century church in Laragh in Wicklow is known as what?
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St. Kevin’s Kitchen
St. Kevin’s Boot Room

St. Kevin’s Hideaway
St. Kevin’s Hut
The Carrowkeel megalithic complex is located in Co Sligo, on which mountainous area?
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Maam Turks
Galtee Mountains

MacGillycuddy's Reeks
Bricklieve Mountains
Kilcooly Abbey is in which county?
Tarquin Blake
Cork
Kerry

Tipperary
Waterford
This stone circle in Cork is know as what?
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Clogagh Stone Circle
Timoleague Stone Circle

Drombeg Stone Circle
The Rebel Ring
Poulnabrone is an example of what kind of tomb?
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Passage tomb
Dolmen

Court cairn
Wedge tomb
In archeology, dark patches in ground where wooden poles were placed in the past are known as what?
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Past holes
Post holes

Host holes
Lost holes
When is it estimated that Newgrange was built?
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9500 BC
5000 BC

3200 BC
1000 BC
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