From left: skater Norah Stevens and Dublin 8 local slebs Andrea Horan and Veda launch the I Love Dublin 8 Zoom Quiz in Weaver’s Square, Dublin 8
Do you know the link between Rialto, Dublin and Rialto Venice?
Where is the ex-synagogue across the road from an ex-Protestant church that’s now a mosque?
What iconic rock song had its first ever Irish live performance in the National Stadium in 1971?
Are you free Friday?
The I Love Dublin 8 Zoom Quiz.
In aid of a High Court action being taken by the The Players Please group – comprising 500 households – to halt a series of tower blocks being built on the John Player Factory site on the South Circular Road.
Via Players Please:
With a first prize of €500 and a huge selection of spot prizes from businesses across the community including concert tickets like Bon Iver, BBQ vouchers, Coffee for a month from Marlowe & Co and Free Pizzas, there are over 60 teams already signed up,
The Quizmaster on the night is local resident and broadcaster Esther O’Moore Donohoe and she has a fiendish collection of questions designed to test the toughest quizzers !
With guest performances from Camille O’Sullivan and Bell X1’s Paul Noonan alongside the questions!
Course you are.
Will Keane will host a Facebook live quiz in aid of Women’s Aid.
“Since the start of this lockdown, I have been running table quizzes for charity on Facebook Live. Over the last two weeks we have raised €5,000 for Daffodil Day and the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation in Crulim.
“Tonight we are raising funds for Women’s Aid, the domestic abuse charity which has seen a dramatic increase in calls to their helpline since the start of the lockdown.
“Expect questions, dingbats, a live music round and tonight’s theme is “The Mad Hatter”. We are encouraging players to wear the silliest hat they can find or make their own!!”
Facebook Live Kitchen Table Quiz For Women’s Aid (Facebook)
Dublin Castle tweetz:
This is our last emoji quiz for now while we focus on Dublin Castle content, but we have received great feedback and we are so glad you’ve been enjoying these fun little challenges!
Say what you see! Can you name these other OPW heritage sites?
UPDATE: Dublin Castle has posted the answers here
Yesterday: Eyes Down
Will Keane writes:
With us all being confined to quarters and with the Irish Cancer Society having to cancel fundraising efforts I decided to do my bit to try and raise some money for a very worthy cause.
The fun kicks off at 8pm. I promise 80 questions, dingbats and really bad jokes.
Due to social isolation I can’t provide the cocktail sausages!
Kitchen Table Quiz For Daffodil Day (Facebook Live)
Chef JP McMahon (left) and Dermot O’Connor
And are you in Galway?
Maisie Lynch writes:
Chef and restaurateur JP McMahon and Galway nightclub stalwart Dermot “Doc” O’Connor are teaming up to host a charity food and music-themed table quiz on Wednesday , November 30 in Massimo in Galway’s West End.
The event is being held to fundraise for COPE Galway and raise awareness of the city’s homelessness crisis in conjunction with the charity’s Business Sleep-Out event.
The Sleep-Out fundraiser will see thirty local business and community leaders sleeping out overnight on Shop Street on December 2 from 6pm until 6am.
The quiz starts at 8pm and tickets are €40 for a table of four, available at link below or by phoning Massimo on 091 582 239.
On Tuesday, November 1, at 7pm.
At D2 nightclub, on Harcourt Street, Dublin 2.
A Star Wars quiz.
Cian O’Mahony, of SpunOut.ie, writes:
We are hosting a Star Wars table quiz next week to raise money for SpunOut.ie. The quiz will feature seven question rounds, one on each of the main Star Wars films, plus a video round. We will be giving away tickets to the Irish premiere of Rogue One – A Star Wars Story.
Tables for up to four people only cost €30 (plus EventBrite’s booking fee).
An infuriating, depressingly revealing, occasionally rewarding quiz in which you predict the autocompletes of Google search queries.
Play it here.
(H/T: Harry Molloy)
Team CLR write:
At [political blog] Cedar Lounge Revolution, we’ve been running a cryptic quiz over Christmas – one question for each of the thirteen days of Christmas. There’s a wee prize and entries close on Sunday. Your readers might be interested. Details on how to enter and the questions are at link below
Here are some of the questions…
2. (a) Why in Ireland are there no 12th, 22nd, 24th, 25th, or 32nd?
(b) And why can we not yet say if the most recent, not included in this question, will remain in the list?
(c) In the USA, what happened to the 18th?
4. The one in Kerry is designated 08/26, the one in Donegal 03/21, as is the one in Waterford (although they may not be exactly parallel), and the one in Sligo 11/29. The location of the one in Co Clare has a different name, but it is designated 06/24. Apart from those we ask about, there is one other which we have not identified because it would give subject of the question away. What are the designations in Cork and Dublin?
9. This comes up too frequently, but what’s the next number:
587 659 698 587 659 587 523 493
10. It first occurred in 1963 and was not repeated until 1982. In 1983 it was done by a different state for the first time, but was not until 1994 that it was done by, technically, a further different state for the first time (although three other states had other firsts in this field in the intervening period). Then in 2012, the final state to have done it did it for the first time (although another state has had a first in this field since then). What is it?
11. How are Galway United, Longford Town and Kildare County related?
The Cryptic Christmas Quiz (Ceder Lounge Revolution)
The American Institute of Graphic Arts’ Ultimate Typography Quiz. To wit:
Do you grit your teeth if someone says “font” when he or she really means “typeface?” Does bad kerning just about ruin your day? Do you practically weep when a designer looks baffled at your ever-so-subtle suggestions to use proper ligatures?
Take it here.