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Quiz: How much do you know about the River Shannon?

The waterway is the country’s longest river.

IRELAND’S MIGHTY RIVER Shannon cuts through several counties, runs through three provinces and is the country’s longest river. 

With dozens of towns and villages dotted along the waterway, the southward-flowing Shannon is popular with tourists throughout the summer months and connects with a number of canals. 

So, today we’re testing how much you know about the River Shannon, its history and where its flows.

First up, how long is Ireland's longest river?
171 kilometres
386 kilometres

487 kilometres
589 kilometres
The River Shannon is said to run through how many counties across Ireland?
Eleven
Twelve

Six
Twenty
The mighty river's source is located at the Shannon Pot on a mountain in Co. Cavan. But what's that mountain's name?
Benbeg Mountain
Mullahbeg Mountain

Galtybeg Mountain
Cuilcagh Mountain
Who is the River Shannon named after?
The horse Goddess Rhiannon
The Celtic Goddess Sionna

The earth Goddess Anu
Irish musician Sharon Shannon
Ardnacrusha, the hydroelectric power station located along the Shannon, was one of the first major state projects following independence. What year did it open?
1925
1927

1929
1931
Which are the two largest settlements located along the river?
Limerick and Kesh
Limerick and Athlone

Athlone and Killaloe
Limerick and Drumshanbo
In 2016, entrepreneur David McGowan sailed what up the river?
A decommissioned Boeing 767
A tugboat filled with gold

A swan pedalo
A inflatable figure of Gulliver's Travels from Gulliver's travels
The annual IWAI Shannon Boat rally began in what year?
1902
1944

1961
1998
Legend has it that a river monster by what name dwells in the River Shannon?
Cata
Angmar

Aurora
Shanny
Finally, what city stands at the point where the river meets the Shannon estuary?
Cork
Dublin

Galway
Limerick
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