One of those nights: answers

April 8, 2011 in Gilligan's, Quizzes

A Paisley pattern

Here are the answers to the questions posed yesterday.

I hope no-one had a brain melt looking at such a large amount of questions! I don’t normally inflict such a long list on you.  Mind you, I’m afraid the site’s readers weren’t what was top of my mind on the night. “How did we manage to get that one wrong?” was more the standard thought running through my head.

I did remember one of the two ‘missing’ questions earlier today. However, I don’t think there’s much point in adding it in now.

I’ll keep it under my hat and use it for the ‘Might come in handy someday…” box – someday.


  1. What was the final score in last weekend’s National Football League game between Mayo and Cork? A> 1-13 to 0-14
  2. What is the English name for the tree known in Irish as fuinseog? A> Ash
  3. Following last month’s election, what number is the current Dáil? A> 31st
  4. Who is the only female member of the Dragon’s Den TV panel? A> Norah Casey
  5. Who is Mayo’s most-capped senior footballer? A> James Nallen
  6. What birthday is Aer Lingus celebrating this year? A> 75
  7. How many female members are in the current cabinet? A> Three. Joan Burton, Frances Fitzgerald and Marie Whelan. *
  8. Who launched the ‘polaroid’ camera in 1948? A> Edwin Land
  9. Which Scottish town gives its name to a famous pattern? A> Paisley
  10. Who is the author of the best-selling novel The Brightest Star in the Sky? A> Marian Keyes
  11. Who is President of Syria? A> Bashar al-Assad
  12. TD Lucinda Creighton’s fiancée is an outgoing-senator.  What’s his name? A> Paul Bradford
  13. What number Taoiseach is Enda Kenny? A> 13
  14. Sheeps Head is located on which bay? A> Bantry Bay **
  15. Which is Ireland’s first ‘eco’ town? A> Cloughjordan
  16. In what position did Mary Byrne finish in last year’s X-Factor? A> 5th
  17. Where does the Electric Picnic festival take place? A> Stradbally, Co. Laois.
  18. Who wrote the song ‘The Streets of New York’? A> Liam Reilly
  19. What was the final cost of the Moriarty Tribunal? A> €42M
  20. How many members are in NATO? A> 28
  21. Who is the current Mayo Person of the Year (i.e. winner for 2010)? A> Pat Jennings

Now for ya.  Let’s hope we never have to do this again!

1 response to One of those nights: answers

  1. I somehow doubt the moriarty tribunal only cost €42

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