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Quiz: How well do you remember these films set in Ireland?

It’s 60 years ago this week since the release of Darby O’Gill and the Little People, but Hollywood has long been fascinated with Ireland.

IT’S 60 YEARS ago this week since Disney released its film Darby O’Gill and the Little People.

Set in Ireland, the poster for the film promised “a touch o’Blarney… a heap o’magic and a load of laughter”. 

It was aimed very much at the Irish-American cinemagoer in the US, but it’s of course not the first or last time Hollywood zeroed in on Ireland when it came to make a film.

But who well do you remember these films? Have a go and see.

Clark Gable played the titular role of which famous Irishman in an infamously derided 1937 film?
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Daniel O'Connell
Charles Stewart Parnell

Robert Emmet
Michael Collins
How much was the dowry that caused all the hassle in 1952 classic The Quiet Man?
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50 pounds
100 pounds

250 pounds
350 pounds
Which Hollywood actor plays the lead role of Charles Shaughnessy in the Kerry-set 1970 film Ryan's Daughter?
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Robert Mitchum
Burt Lancaster

Richard Burton
Peter O'Toole
Which of these actors was in the 1992 film Far and Away - which featured Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as Irish immigrants to the US?
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Colm Meaney
Gabriel Byrne

Brendan Gleeson
Ciarán Hinds
Daniel Day-Lewis won an Oscar for My Left Foot. Who also won an Academy Award for their part in the film?
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Jim Sheridan - Best Director
Brenda Fricker - Best Supporting Actress

Ray McAnally - Best Supporting Actor
Elmer Bernstein - Best Score
Who starred opposite Chris O'Donnell in 1995 adaptation Circle of Friends? (we're guessing he's promoting Batman Forever which came out the same year here and *not* Circle of Friends)
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Winona Ryder
Alicia Silverstone

Minnie Driver
Sarah Michelle-Gellar
Which song does Hilary Swank's character in PS I Love You hear in a bar which makes her think of her dead husband?
Raglan Road

Chasing Cars
Galway Girl
Which of these plays one of the mothers in the 1996 film Some Mother's Son?
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Meryl Streep
Miranda Richardson

Helen Mirren
Emily Watson
Which of these Hollywood actresses starred alongside a mostly Irish cast in 2000 film About Adam?
Drew Barrymore
Maggie Gyllenhaal

Cameron Diaz
Kate Hudson
Finally... Sean Connery is one of the stars of Darby O'Gill and the Little People. But who does he play?
Darby O'Gill
Lord Fitzpatrick

Michael McBride
Father Murphy
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