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Wednesday 6 December 2023 Dublin: 8°C

Quiz: How well do you know these Oirish films?

Begorrah, let’s test your knowledge.


Ok, Christopher Walken’s Irish accent in Wild Mountain Thyme – the trailer for which nearly caused a diplomatic incident this week – may not be the worst impression of an Irish person to grace the silver screen. 

There have been plenty of cack-handed attempts to ‘do’ an Irish accent in Hollywood over the years so we thought we’d test your knowledge of some of the more famous flicks that represent an Ireland unrecognisable to most people but, begorrah, by the blarney make us laugh. 

Tom Cruise's accent in Far and Away was voted the worst Irish accent consigned to celluloid in a poll earlier this week. But can you remember his character's name?
Joseph Donnelly
Padraig McEntee

Darby O'Rourke
Gobnait O'Shaughnessy
What happens to the three American lassies in PS I Love You when they decide to take a fishing trip?
They make friends with a selkie who grants them three wishes
Gerard Butler's ghost appears and scares them so much they all fall out of the boat

They get drunk and start singing shanties
They lose the oars to their boat and get stranded in the middle of a lake
In 2010's Leap Year, Anna wishes to invoke an Irish tradition that a man who is proposed to on leap day must accept the proposal. What's the name of the tradition?
Gobshite's Day
Bachelor's Day

Marry Me Day
True or false, Barry Fitzgerald's character's name in The Quiet Man is Michaeleen "Óge" Flynn?
It's true, I've seen it
False, you just made that up
“What kind of man are you at all that doesn’t believe in the little people?” says Sean Connery's character in which 1959 Hollywood flick?
Mimi O'Hara and the Mini Mites
Fachtna O'Furious and the Small, Weird Men Who Won't Leave Him Alone

Leper O'Toole and the Thieving Leprechauns
Darby O'Gill and the Little People
Who is this character played by Brad Pitt in Devil's Own? Not the best Northern Irish accent we've heard.
Francis 'Frankie' McGuire
Samuel 'Sam' O'Toole

William 'Billy' O'Hare
Gerald 'Gerry' Coughlan
There was A LOT of chat this week about Wild Mountain Thyme which is based on a Broadway play called...
Wild Mountain Thyme
Wild Mountain Time

Wild Mountains Rhyme
Outside Mullingar
Which of the following lines does Kitty Kiernan, played by Julia Roberts in Michael Collins, NOT say?
Is it true, Mick, that all of the women in America wear trousers?
So which one of you gunslingers is going to ask me to dance?

A horse called "Irish Republic" ran at Donnybrook today.
I rather fancy Dev, I think I'll marry him instead, sorry Michael Collins begorrah
True or false, you're enjoying this quiz so far?
True, great craic shillelagh
False, please let it end soon
Ok, we're nearly done. What's the name of the Irish character in Harry Potter?
Shambly O'Bambly
Porter McBoom

Seamus Finnigan
Seamus Flinnigan
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You're far and away the best young Joseph Donnelly
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Ah sure Mick! Fair play to ya!
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Oh may de sun shine on your shpuds m'dear
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Not bad, you're right there my baby
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Get out of my field
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