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Quiz: How much do you know about US presidential visits to Ireland?

Donald Trump will be the 8th sitting president to visit Ireland when he touches down next week.

Barack Obama drinks a pint in his ancestral village of Moneygall in 2011
Barack Obama drinks a pint in his ancestral village of Moneygall in 2011
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NEXT WEEK, DONALD Trump will touch down in Ireland for his first visit as President of the United States.

In doing so, he’ll continue a long tradition of US presidential visits to the Emerald Isle, stretching all the way back to John F Kennedy in the 1960s.

To mark the occasion, we’re testing how much you know about the times when US presidents have visited the old sod down the years.

How many sitting US Presidents have visited Ireland before Donald Trump?
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5
6

7
8
John F Kennedy was the first sitting US president to visit Ireland. What year did he pop by?
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1960
1961

1962
1963
Which of the following presidents has NOT visited Ireland in an official capacity?
Richard Nixon
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Gerald Ford

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Ronald Reagan
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George W Bush
Which one of the following US presidents did not visit Ireland AFTER they served in the White House?
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Ulysses S Grant
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Jimmy Carter

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Bill Clinton
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George H W Bush
John F Kennedy visited his ancestral home in which county during his visit here?
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Monaghan
Kerry

Wexford
Waterford
Where was Ronald Reagan given the Freedom of the City during his visit in 1984?
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Dublin
Belfast

Galway
Cork
How many times did Bill Clinton visit Ireland while he was President?
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1
2

3
4
President George W Bush's 2004 visit was marked by a series of protests across the country. What brought him to Ireland in the first place?
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A G8 summit
A US-EU summit

An All-Ireland Business summit
He was visiting troops in Shannon Airport
Barack Obama's 2011 visit to his ancestral home of Moneygall saw a service station named after him open nearby a few years later. What county is the service station in?
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Tipperary
Offaly

Laois
Kilkenny
And finally, Donald Trump's last visit to Ireland came the same year he bought his golf resort in Doonbeg. When was that?
2012
2013

2014
2015
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