The following are the clues and solutions to the Limerick History Quiz 2 created by the Tweety Stone

Q.1. Last Word by the Listener and I Mo Scríobháíl Féín (In My Own Scribble) were popular columns in The Limerick Leader in the 1960s, ’70s & ’80s. Who was the author of these often wry accounts of local politics, history and cultural affairs?

  1. Paschal O Grady
  2. Mainchín Seoighe
  3. Séamus Ó Cinnéidé
  4. John B. Keane


Q.2. Which of the following was located on Limerick’s Thomas Street (late 19th to mid 20th Century)?

  1. National Hotel
  2. Geary’s Hotel
  3. Hanratty’s Hotel
  4. Finn’s Hotel


Q.3. Pete St. John, who wrote The Fields of Athenry, is a brother-in-law of which former Mayor of Limerick?

  1. Gerry McLoughlin
  2. Jack Bourke
  3. Tony Bromell
  4. Jim Kemmy

Q.4. Where was the 1919 Munster hurling final between Limerick and Cork played?

  1. Thomond Park
  2. L.P.Y.M.A. Grounds
  3. Gaelic Grounds
  4. Markets Field


Q.5. What was the name of the Unlucky Cabin Boy who lost his life in very gruesome circumstances aboard the Francis Spaight in 1835?

  1. Patrick O Brien
  2. Patrick O Sullivan
  3. Patrick O Connell
  4. Patrick Ryan


Q.6. In what year was Limerick department store Todds completely destroyed by fire?

  1. 1939
  2. 1949
  3. 1959
  4. 1969


Q.7. Which of the following was a brand-name used by the world famous Limerick Clothing Company?

  1. Treatywear
  2. Shannonwear
  3. Sarsfield Suits
  4. Taitwear


Q.8. In 1820, the ‘Colleen Bawn Trial’ was held in the old City Courthouse on Bridge Street in Limerick. At this trial, the great Daniel O Connell defended John Scanlon.  What was the name of the young girl Scanlon was accused of murdering?

  1. Mary O Brien
  2. Bridget Hayes
  3. Catherine Byrne
  4. Ellen Hanley


Q.9. What was the name of the large island in the Shannon chosen by Norse/Viking  settlers over 1,000 years ago as a perfect site to establish a colony? (This colony eventually became’ Limerick City’).

  1. St. Thomas Island
  2. Shannon Island
  3. Inis Sibhtonn
  4. Inis Cealtra


Q.10. In the 6th Century, who is supposed to have prayed that strangers would always prosper in Limerick but the natives would be unfortunate and unsuccessful?

  1. Sarsfield
  2. St. Munchin
  3. St. Ita
  4. Dónal Mór O Brien

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