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Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's official living culture?

Could you pick them up out of a lineup?

THIRTY UNIQUE PRACTICES of Irish ‘living cultural heritage’ have been given official recognition by the State. 

A range of activities have been given a status to protect and preserve the traditions for generations. 

Traditions listed include Boyne currach making and Snap net fishing for the cultural influence they have had on their respective areas. 

So, how well do you know Ireland’s official living culture? Could you pick them up out of a lineup?

What cultural practice is Minister Josepha Madigan celebrating here?
Scarecrows of Inishbofin
Mummers of Fingal

Strummers of Finglas
The Straw Doctors
This famous route has been given special status by the Minister. But what's it's name?
St. Mary's Sacred Way
St. Fidelma's Holy Laneway

St Moling’s Pilgrim’s Route
St. Colin's Heavenly Road
And what's this practice called?
Irish Crochet Lace
Irish Lattice Work

Irish Sewing Cloth
Irish Knitting Lace
What's this Munster celebration known as?
Mid-Kerry Biddy
Mid-Cork Colly

Mid-Limerick Larry
Mid-Waterford Willy
The making of these traditional boats has been given special cultural status - What are they called?

Masters like Seamus Ennis and Liam O' Flynn put this instrument centre stage in modern Irish music - What its name?
Bag Pipes
Uilleann Pipes

Bataí na Ceol
Union Pipes
This practice celebrates a particular type of agricultural activity with a particular type of spade. Can you name it?
Trowel Digging
Lay Digging

Spade Digging
Loy Digging
Carillon playing in which Cork town has been given special cultural status?

The 'Day of the Wren' takes pace on 26 December each year around Ireland. How does the song go?
"The Wren, the Wren, the Queen of all birds."
"The Wren, the Wren, the Lord of all birds."

"The Wren, the Wren, the King of all birds."
"The Wren, the Wren, where is my Wren?"
And finally, Irish Harping has been granted special recognition by the Minister. Can you name this famous blind Irish harpist?
Turlough O'Carolan
Thom Moore

Tadgh O'Conghaill
Anraí the Harpist
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