We all love Galway. It's packed with world-famous art and culture, a rich history, breathtaking geography, delicious food & drink and, of course, serious craic! But, do you REALLY know all there is to know about Galway?
We're going to separate the know-it-alls from the think-they-know-it-alls with The Great Big Galway Quiz. 5 rounds of 10 questions, designed to test every facet of your Galway knowledge. Give it a go, and challenge your friends to see who is the true Champion of Galway Trivia.
SPORTS: Who managed the last Galway team to win the Sam Maguire Cup?
Tomás Ó Flatharta
What company became the first Galway GAA shirt sponsor, appearing on the county football jerseys from 1983-2008?
Tommy Varden’s Catering Supplies
Peter Pan Fun World
Who was the last Galway GAA footballer to receive an All Star?
Which club has won the most Galway Senior Hurling Championships?
How many times have Galway won the Liam MacCarthy Cup?
Who managed Connacht Rugby to Pro14 glory in 2015/16?
Which soccer player is the most recent Galwegian to play a match for the Irish national team?
In the 1985-86 season, Galway United achieved their highest position in the League of Ireland, what position did they reach?
Runners-up / 2nd
Galway United won their only FAI Cup in 1990-1991, what team did they beat?
Which of these slick outfits was Galway United’s home kit for the most recent season (2019)?
HISTORY: What year did Pope John Paul visit Galway?
What year did the Corrib Great Southern Hotel finally close its doors, one year after being rebranded as Corrib Heights?
What was the original name of NUIG, when it was founded in 1845?
Royal College of Connacht
Queen’s College, Galway
Irish University, Galway
What was the official name given to Eyre Square in 1965?
The People’s Park
John F. Kennedy Memorial Park
The Square of the Tribes
Around which city centre attraction can Eyre Square’s original railings be found now?
St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church
What famous world figure visited Galway in 1477?
The Dalai Llama
How many merchant families made up the Tribes of Galway?
What is the city’s oldest hotel still in operation?
Park House Hotel
Jury’s Inn Hotel
What early medieval structure can be viewed through a glass floor on Flood St?
The Hall of the Red Earl
The King’s Keep
Old City Council Building
The Nora Barnacle House Museum in Bowling Green, boasts which exclusive title?
Ireland’s Oldest Museum
Ireland’s Smallest Museum
Ireland’s Top-Rated Museum
Ireland’s Brownest Museum
ART & CULTURE: Which band recorded their album, Fisherman’s Blues in Galway?
In which Galway venue did Thin Lizzy play shows in 1982 and 1983?
The Black Box
Town Hall Theatre
Who wrote the original version of ‘Galway Girl’?
In what year was the first GIAF?
In what field is the yearly “Big Top” erected for GIAF?
Nun's Island Park
Which Irish play was the first production by Druid Theatre Company, in 1975?
The Playboy of the Western World
The Cherry Orchard
Romeo & Juliet
In 2012, which international event featured music from Thin Lizzy, The Sawdoctors, Maverick Sabre, The Kanyu Tree and more?
Volvo Ocean Race - Galway was the finish line for the race
World Darts Championship
On what date was the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture Opening Ceremony due to be held, before being cancelled due to a storm?
What was the title of the Galway 2020 Bid Book?
Art for Ireland
What award boasts past winners such as Hugo Kelly, Colm Scully and Phillip Connor?
NUIG Writing Award
Cúirt New Writing Prize
Galway’s Best Writers
Nobel Prize for Literature
FOOD & DRINK: Which Galway-based beer company brews, bottles and distributes ‘Four Horsemen’?
Galway Bay Brewery
Galway Beer Co
When it opened in 2018, which distillery became the first legal distillery in Galway for over 100 years?
The Poitín Still
Whiskey Pot Distillery
Galway Bay Distillery
Which city centre pub won Best Outdoor Space at the 2018 Bar of the Year Awards?
Taylor's Bar & Beer Garden
At which Galway bar could you order a “How Are Ya Loveens” cocktail, featuring Absolut vodka and peach bitters?
Taylor’s Bar & Beer Garden
Which Mexican burrito chain opened its Galway restaurant in June 2013?
In what town was the very first Supermacs takeaway opened?
Which of these restaurants were voted to have ‘The Best Burger in Ireland’ on National Burger Day 2019?
The Burger Story
Which acclaimed Galway chef wrote the book “The Irish Cook Book” which was published in February 2020?
Correctly identify, from the photos below, “The Irish Margherita” from The Dough Bros?
In which Galway café would you find this sign?
Little Lane Café
Ground & Co, Salthill
GEOGRAPHY: Which of the Aran Islands is the most northerly?
As the crow flies, how far is it from the centre of Eyre Square to the centre of Inis Mór?
How many bridges span the River Corrib in Galway City?
How long is the River Corrib, from source in Lough Corrib to the Claddagh Basin?
Part of The Twelve Bens, what is the tallest mountain in Co. Galway?
What is the more common name for the junction between the R59 and the R336?
The Curragh Line
What is the name of the only natural fjord in Co. Galway?
What shiny green rock is Connemara famous for?
What is the name of this famous bay in Galway?
On what line of latitude does Galway Cathedral lie on the global map?
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