The following are the clues and solutions to the Limerick History Quiz 1 created by the Tweety Stone

1. What was the former name of Limerick’s Sarsfield Bridge?

  1. Wellington Bridge
  2. Wellwisher’s Bridge
  3. King John’s Bridge
  4. Wellesley Bridge

2. Those operatic career was the ‘Opera Centre,’ a major development proposed for the Patrick St./Rutland St. area, intended to celebrate?

  1. Lola Montez
  2. Lola Hayes
  3. Catherine Coll
  4. Catherine Hayes

3. Who wrote, “Comic History of Limerick,” (Mercier Press, 1979)?

  1. Karl Spain
  2. Mike Finn
  3. Paddy Lysaght
  4. Joe Malone

4. According to legend, who became Mayor of Limerick simply because he was the first man across Thomond Bridge on a designated Saturday morning?

  1. Seán a’Chóta
  2. Seán a’Scuab
  3. Seán Ó’Méara
  4. Seán de Mórdha

5. What was founded by Captain Henri Belletable in 1844, arrived in Limerick in 1868, and soon became the largest of its kind in the world?

  1. Limerick Civic trust
  2. The Belltable Arts Centre
  3. Arch Confraternity
  4. The Wild Geese Association

6. The last time an Irish rugby team (male!) beat the ‘All Blacks’ of New Zealand was in Thomond Park, Limerick. What was the year?

  1. 1963
  2. 1966
  3. 1973
  4. 1978

7. What was Limerick’s main street, O’Connell Street called until it was renamed after Daniel O’Connell?

  1. St. John’s St.
  2. George’s St.
  3. Sarsfield St.
  4. Ború St.

8. Peter Tait’s factory on Edward Street was considered the most modern clothing factory in Europe in the mid 19th Century. Where was the man commemorated by Tait’s Clock in Baker Place born?

  1. Shetland Islands
  2. Channel Islands
  3. Scattery Island
  4. Blasket Islands

9. What was the ‘Bard of Thomond’s’ real name?

  1. Michael Hogan
  2. Noel Hogan
  3. Galloping Hogan
  4. Aubrey de Vere

10. William Harvey (1811 – 1866) was born in Limerick. He was a world famous botanist and a friend of Charles Darwin. He was born on the grounds of one of the following Limerick 3rd level institutions – which one?

  1. Limerick College of Art & Design
  2. University of Limerick
  3. Mary Immaculate College
  4. Limerick Institute of Technology, Moylish

You can find another Limerick History Quiz by the Tweety Stone HERE