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Quiz: How well do you know Irish festivals?

Many festivals won’t get a runout this year – so reminisce about them with this quiz instead.

Image: Andres Poveda

FESTIVALS ARE AN inherent part of Irish culture. And we’re not just talking about the big musical events.

Irish festivals range from showcasing the best of our food and arts, to our farming skills and matchmaking abilities.

Sadly, many of these events won’t take place this year because of you-know-what. But reminisce about them by testing your knowledge of different Irish festivals before they gloriously return in 2021.

Which Irish festival happens first in the calendar year?
First Fortnight
Temple Bar Tradfest

Ballincollig Winter Music Festival
St Patrick's Festival
Which Irish 'festival' is the oldest?
The Community Games
Dublin Theatre Festival

Seachtain na Gaeilge
The Rose of Tralee
As part of his visit to Ireland in 1979, Pope John Paul II celebrated mass at which festival's venue?
Live at the Marquee
Galway Races

Electric Picnic
Slane
Which racecourse is home to the Irish Grand National?
Ballybrit
Fairyhouse

Punchestown
Leopardstown
How many editions of the Rose of Tralee have there been?
41
51

61
71
In what month does the National Ploughing Championships traditionally take place?
June
July

August
September
Where was the Fleadh Ceoil held last year?
Ennis
Drogheda

Sligo
Mullingar
Which town hosts what is claimed to be the world’s biggest offline dating festival every year?
Bundoran
Castleblayney

Lisdoonvarna
Tramore
What food is celebrated in an annual festival held on the last weekend of September in Galway?
Oysters
Salmon

Beef
Baked Beans
And finally, which Kerry town does the annual Puck Fair take place in?
Kenmare
Killarney

Killorglin
Kilgarvan
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