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Quiz: How well do you know Galway?

How much do you know about the 2020 European capital of culture?

The main street in Galway.
The main street in Galway.
Image: Shutterstock/Ponderful Pictures

Galway will be the 2020 European Capital of Culture, with nearly 2,000 events planned for the year ahead. 

If you’re interested in anything cultural, you’ll probably find yourself in the city or county this year with events taking place across villages, towns and islands. 

Events will be based around the four fire seasons of Ireland’s ancient Celtic calendar Imbloc, Bealtaine, Lughnasa and Samhain, so expect there to be plenty to do and see over the coming months. 

But before the celebrations begin, how well do you know Galway? 


First off, an easy question - what is the name of the main square in Galway city?
Time Square
Eyre Square

Éire Square
St Stephen's Square
Which of these islands off the coast of Galway is the largest?
Inis Mór
Inis Meain

Inis Oirr
Which well-known Irish band come from Tuam?
The Pogues
The Saw Doctors

The Wolfe Tones
The Strypes
Name the river that runs through Galway

Which Galway park helped inspire one of the most famous poems by WB Yeats?
Coole Park
Coombe Park

Lady Gregory Park
Gort Park
Who wrote the original 'Galway Girl' song? (We don't mean the Ed Sheeran song)
Jan Knoff/DPA/PA Image
Nathan Carter
Steve Earle

Sharon Shannon
John Denver
Which constituency did Michael D Higgins represent in Galway as a TD?
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Galway West

Galway East
Galway Central
Which actor had his ashes scattered in Connemara?
Peter O'Toole
Cary Grant

Gregory Peck
Arthur Shields
In 2018, a pardon was given to the man wrongfully convicted and hanged for the Maamtrasna Murders. What was his name?
Michael Joyce
Myles Joyce

Sean Patrick
Myles Bodkin
Galway native Alice Perry is famous because....
She was decorated for fighting against Franco in the Spanish Civil War
She was the first female engineering graduate in Europe

She worked on Nasa's moon landing mission
She was the first female winner of the Pulitzer Prize
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