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Quiz: How well do you know Ireland's national parks?

Test your knowledge.

JUST OVER A week, ago, a large fire burned through a section of Killarney National Park. 

Thousands of acres of the national park were engulfed in flames on Saturday, 24 April, prompting a massive fire fighting operation involving Kerry Fire Service, park and council staff, gardaí, Civil Defence and the Air Corps.

Thankfully, the fires were brought under control by last Monday. 

Killarney is just one of numerous national parks located around Ireland. How well do you know them? 

Let’s test your knowledge. 

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How many national parks in Ireland?
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4
11

6
14
Which national park would you find this structure in?
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Ballycroy National Park
Wicklow Mountains National Park

Burren National Park
Connemara National Park
The Burren is Ireland’s smallest national park. What size is it?
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15 sq km
76 sq km

31 sq km
116 sq km
What national park can the Diamond Hill be found in?
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Glenveagh National Park
Killarney National Park

Connemara National Park
Ballycroy National Park
Part of Errigal Mountain is in Glenveagh National Park. True or false?
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True
False
Which national park would you find the Muckross House and Gardens in?
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Burren National Park
Connemara National Park

Glenveagh National Park
Killarney National Park
Which national park is Ireland's oldest?
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Wicklow Mountains National Park
Connemara National Park

Killarney National Park
Ballycroy National Park
Glenveagh is a recognised special protection area for what bird?
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Red Grouse
Golden Eagle

Kittiwake
Hen Harrier
Carrantuohil, in the Macgillycuddy Reeks, is the highest mountain in Ireland. How tall is it?
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1,039m
1,584m

2,243m
1,003m
And finally... Which Irish president presented six Connemara ponies to the Connemara National Park?
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Michael D Higgins
Erskine Childers

Mary Robinson
Patrick Hillery
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