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

Were you nurtured on our nature?

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IT’S NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY Week – which means there’s no better time to explore the nature in your back garden or local green spaces. 

Unfortunately, most of us aren’t able to get to some of the best biodiversity beauty spots across the country. For now, we can all dream of visiting our national parks in the months ahead. 

Regardless, take the time to appreciate the biodiversity around us. And if you’re filled with gusto for the natural world, why not take this quiz – and test your knowledge of Ireland’s national parks. 

How many national parks does Ireland have?
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4
17

6
36
Where does the word 'Burren' come from?
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Boíreann, which means rocky place
It's the Irish for barren

It refers to the flowers that grow there
It's flat like a bodhrán
In which national park would you find the Muckross House and Gardens?
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Connemara National Park
Ballycroy National Park

Killarney National Park
Glenveagh National Park
And where would you find that Poulanass Waterfall?
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Wicklow Mountains National Park
Glenveagh National Park

Ballycroy National Park
Killarney National Park
This landmark is one of our national parks. What's it called?
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Avondale House
Connemara Hill Fort

Knockreer House
Glenveagh Castle
How many species of bird have been recorded within the Burren National Park?
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95
50

120
77
Which of these flowers is only found in the Ballycroy National Park?
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Mountain sorrel
Dark-red helleborine

Marsh Saxifrage
St. Patrick’s cabbage
Which Irish president presented six Connemara ponies to the Connemara National Park?
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Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh
Michael D Higgins

Éamon de Valera
Erskine Childers
Carrantuohil, in the Macgillycuddy Reeks, is the highest mountain in Ireland. How tall is it?
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1,001m
1,039m

1,567m
1,1095m
Finally, can you recognise - using only scientific names - the animal you wouldn't find in an Irish national park?
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Bubalus bubalis
Meles meles

Mustela erminea hibernica
Lepus timidus hibernicus
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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Clever Cat!
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Fintastic!
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What are ewe doing!?
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Turtley Awful!
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