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Quiz: How much do you know about Ireland's islands?

The Irish and Scottish governments are in dispute over the Atlantic sea island of Rockall.

THE IRISH AND Scottish government are in a dispute over the Atlantic sea island of Rockall. 

A dispute over fishing near the rock escalated in the last week after Scottish Minister for the Rural Economy Fergus Ewing accused Irish vessels of operating “illegally” in the area and suggested they could be boarded.

With all the talk about this small island, here’s a quiz about islands.

What island is this?
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Dursey Island
Lettermore

Valentia Island
Clare Island
Skellig Michael is in Star Wars. What's the name of the planet it portrays?
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D'Qar
Hoth

Ahch-To
Vandor-1
Slievemore is located on the most mountainous island in Ireland. What island is that?
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Inis Mór
Inishbofin

Achill Island
Sherkin Island
As of the 2016 Census, what is the population of Inis Meáin?
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183
71

306
422
This island on the southwest coast is named after what animal?
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An eagle
A rabbit

A lamb
A horse
What engineer designed Valentia Island Lighthouse?
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George Halpin Senior
John Philip Holland

John Richardson Wigham
Henry George Ferguson
Rathlin Island is the closest point on the island of Ireland to Scotland. How close is it to the nearest point in Scotland?
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63.4km
5.2km

17.7km
29.5km
The shipwrecked ‘Plassey’ is located on which island?
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Achill Island
Inis Oírr

St Patrick's Island
Bere Island
Spike Island off Cork was formerly used as a prison. What year did the prison finally close?
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1999
2004

2001
2006
An English poet published a poem called Rockall in 1939. Who was that poet?
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Robert Frost
Michael Roberts

Philip Larkin
John Keats
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What are ewe doing!?
Baaaaaaad.
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