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Who wrote "Angela's Ashes"?

Frank McCourt

What followed Paddy Clarke in the title of Roddy Doyle's Booker Prize winner?

Ha Ha Ha

The Tara Road was written by which novelist?

Maeve Binchy

What is the name of Frank McCourt's follow-up memoir to "Angela's Ashes"?


What was the title of Bram Stoker's first novel?

"The Primrose Path"

In which northern county was Nobel Poetry Laureate Seamus Heaney born?


Which Irish poet was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1923?

WB Yeats

When is Bloomsday? (Ulysses)

June 16th

Who wrote the poem 'I am Ireland'?

Padraig Pearse

Which initials did poet Yeats have?

W. B.

James Joyce's first novel shares it's name with which inhabitants of an Irish city?


Who was the author of Gulliver's Travels?

Jonathan Swift

The Book of Kells was written in what language?


Where is the Book Of Kells on display?

Trinity College, Dublin

Who wrote the Importance Of Being Earnest?

Oscar Wilde

What was the first name of the playwright Beckett?


Which Seamus became Ireland's fourth Nobel literary laureate in 1995?


Who wrote Juno and the Paycock?

Sean O'Casey

Peig Sayers' autobiography is one of the most read pieces of Irish literature. Why was this a unique achievement for her?

Peig was illiterate but she dictated her story to her son

Roddy Doyle wrote of the Woman Who Walked Into what?


Who was being 'Waited for' in the Samuel Beckett play?


Name the estate in Colleen McCullough's Thorn birds?


What animal was Pangur Bán in the poem of that name?

A cat

Who was the author of both 'The Butcher Boy' and 'The Dead School'?

Patrick McCabe

In which city was Bram Stoker born?


In which century was the poet Yeats born?


"The Field" was written by which Irish playwright?

John B. Keane

Who wrote The Pygmalion that was adapted into My Fair Lady?

George Bernard Shaw

What was the Irish writer AE also known as?

George Russell

Which Irish poet was killed at the Battle of Ypres in World War 1?

Francis Ledwidge