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Quiz: How much do you know about Éamon de Valera?

He died 45 years ago today.

TODAY IS THE 45th anniversary of the death of Éamon de Valera, who died on 29 August 1975.

Arguably the foremost figure in 20th century Ireland, but how much do you know about him?

Where was Éamon de Valera born?
Dublin
Ennis

New York
Madrid
An accomplished rugby player, he played for which province?
Leinster
Munster

Ulster
Connacht
During the Easter Rising, he was commandant of the rebels at which location?
Boland’s Mill
Four Courts

GPO
St. Stephen’s Green
True or false, De Valera is one of seven signatories of the Proclamation?
True
False
De Valera couldn't attend the first meeting of the Dáil, why not?
He wasn't elected
He was in hiding

He was in jail
He went to the wrong location
He was subsequently elected president of the Dáil after escaping from which English jail?
Coventry
Lincoln

Birmingham
Nottingham
After weeks of debate over the Treaty, in which year did De Valera and his fellow anti-Treaty deputies walk out of the Dáil?
1920
1921

1922
1923
DeValera founded Fianna Fáil in 1926, what does the party's name translate as?
Soldiers of Ireland
Soldiers of vision

Soldiers of honour
Soldiers of destiny
True or false, de Valera is to only person to have been Taoiseach and President?
True
False
Since he became Taoiseach, there have been only 6 years without a de Valera family member sitting in the Dáil. What relation is he to current TD Éamon Ó Cuív?
Father
Grandfather

Uncle
Great uncle
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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A
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B
Lovely result
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You scored out of !
C
'I'll take it'
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You scored out of !
D
You just about scraped it!
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F
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