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Quiz: Can you guess why these places were in the news this year?

Do you remember these places?

EVERY SINGLE YEAR, there are places that make the news for various reasons – some are famous landmarks known across the world – some are … not.

How well do you remember these places from 2019?

Why was Knock in the news this year?
The Catholic Church said that a pilgrim was cured in Knock for the first time
Renovations estimated to be worth €1 million were carried out

A match-making festival was held at Knock for the first time
It was the most visited tourist spot in 2019
Donald Trump wanted to purchase this place...

Why was the island of Rockall in the news this year?
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The Scottish government said it would apprehend Irish vessels found fishing in Rockall’s waters
The latest Star Wars film was shot on the island

Ownership of the island has been a key dispute in the Brexit negotiations
A large quantity of black opal rock was found on the island
Why did Limerick make the news headlines?
Limerick Rose Sinéad Flanagan was crowned the 2019 Rose of Tralee
Limerick's Greg O'Shea won Love Island 2019

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Limerick advanced to the All-Ireland junior camogie final
All of the above
Why did Monte Neme in Spain make the news?
Several social media influencers fell ill after bathing in the toxic quarry
It was voted Europe's most beautiful lake

Millions of pounds of plastic were found in the lake
Environmentalists objected to plans to bring a large scale festival to the area
Gibraltar featured heavily in the news in 2019, but why?
High summer temperatures there caused a large gorse fire to burn for days
It was named as the host of the 2026 FIFA World Cup

The British territory became entangled in Brexit negotiations
Gibraltar was criticised for testing nuclear projectiles
What item was shipped over to Japan in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup?
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Tayto crisps
Barry's tea bags

Cadbury Dairy Milk bars
Kerrygold butter
Sally Rooney won the 2019 Book of the Year at the British Book Awards, but where is her book 'Normal People' set?
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Trinity College Dublin
Dublin City University

National University of Ireland, Galway
University College Cork
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