Is it your turn to host for the Christmas family pub quiz? Fear not, we’ve put together questions on all things Ireland in 2022
What a year it’s been. It was the year we moved away from lockdowns and returned to life pre-Covid, and it was also a year of monumental events. While there were many dark times throughout the year, from Russia invading Ukraine to unrest in Iran, there were also silver linings in 2022. We take a look back on the lighter side of things with this Irish-themed end-of-year quiz – scroll to the end for all the answers!
Two new subjects were announced for the Leaving Cert from 2024 onwards. One was Drama, Film and Theatre studies. What was the other?
Where did Ireland finish in the finals of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest?
Tayto Park announced it would no longer be associated with the iconic crisp. What will it be called going forward?
The highest temperature ever recorded in Ireland in July took place at the Phoenix Park in Dublin. What was it?
What was the most searched term in Ireland on Google in 2022?
Which Irish newsreader retired this year, after 42 years working for RTÉ?
Entertainment and celebrity
Who sold out Croke Park for five nights in September?
Paul Mescal swapped his GAA shorts for another internet-breaking item of clothing for a magazine shoot; what was it?
Dancing with the Stars revealed its contestants for the new series, kicking off in January 2023. One contestant created the headline ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’. Can you name the person?
This year, a man lost a bet and had an Irish TV and radio host’s face tattooed on his leg; who was the celebrity?
Where did Harry Styles go for a swim during his visit to Dublin? Bonus points if you can name the store where his bag was from…
Taylor Swift mentioned which Irish county in one of her songs from her album released in 2022?
Sport – in particular, women’s sport, as it’s been a watershed year
Katie Taylor remained the female boxing lightweight world champion after defeating Amanda Serrano. Where did the fight take place?
Who scored the goal that sent the Republic of Ireland to its first ever Women’s World Cup?
Name the first Irish female boxer who took gold at the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games?
Rhasidat Adelake won RTÉs Young Sportsperson of the Year 2022 award, after becoming a European champion. What is her sport?
Who became the first woman to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup?
Which female golfer from Cavan had the standout season of her career?
Arts and culture
Which Irish actor wrote and starred in the series Bad Sisters?
Name the movie filmed in Ireland that Florence Pugh starred in, which she attended the premiere of in Dublin?
Which singer was the most streamed Irish artist in 2022?
Name the sequel to Marian Keyes’ bestseller Rachel’s Holiday which was published in 2022?
The New York Times named the top ten actors of 2022. An Irish name was on the list; who was it?
Sarah Jessica Parker was spotted on the set of And Just Like That with a Northern Irish designer’s creation: the Pigeon Clutch Bag. Name the designer?
Who said it? Match the quote to the public figure…
“Matt has the food prep done for the week. Fair play!”
“Ireland’s sorrow and pain is now the Ukraine,
And St Patrick’s name now Zelensky.”
“Where’s Alexandra? What happened? Oh, she’s in the West End.”
“It was Surf or Daz when I was a duine óg.”
“Forgive me, father, for I have sinned, and I’m about to sin again”.
“I watched, the other night, Derry Girls. Those nuns!”
General Knowledge: Climate Action and Sustainable Development; We didn’t qualify; Emerald Park; 33 °C; Wordle; Eileen Dunne
Entertainment/Celebrity: Garth Brooks; Thigh high boots; Marie Cassidy; Marty Whelan; Vico Baths, Tower Records; Wicklow
Sport: Madison Square Garden, New York City; Amber Barrett; Amy Broadhurst; Sprinting; Rachael Blackmore; Leona Maguire
Arts/Culture: Sharon Horgan; The Wonder; Dermot Kennedy; Again, Rachel; Brendan Gleeson; JW Anderson
Who Said It? Leo Varakar, along a photo of his fridge which led to the Food Safety Authority issuing a warning on safely storing meals; Bono in a poem he wrote for Ukraine; Louis Walsh on X Factor winner Alexandra Burke, speaking on Doireann Garrihy’s Laughs of Your Life podcast; TD Matty McGrath in a clip that went viral, of him ranting about “dirty linen” in the Dáil; Michael Flatley in his movie Blackbird; Hollywood icon Martin Scorsese.