Tipperary Brigades History Quiz

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Tipperary Brigades History Quiz

So, a chara, you fancy yourself a history buff? The Friends of Seán Treacy invite you to pit your knowledge against this quiz! How much trivia do you really know about Tipperary's Fight for Independence? Be warned, this quiz crosses Brigade areas so you might wander into unknown territory! Do you have the knowledge to make Brigade staff?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Three of the men in this photo are from the Third Tipperary Brigade. What Brigade area does the fourth man represent?
    • A. 

      East Limerick

    • B. 

      Cork No. 1

    • C. 

      East Clare

    • D. 

      Mid-Tipperary

  • 2. 
    True or False? Mid-Tipperary Brigade Commandant Jimmy Leahy actually worked for his Vice-Commandant.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    If you were arrested in Co. Tipperary under D.O.R.A in 1919 where would you be imprisoned while awaiting trial?
    • A. 

      Local R.I.C. Barracks

    • B. 

      Mountjoy Prison, Dublin

    • C. 

      Limerick Gaol

    • D. 

      Cork Prison

  • 4. 
    The first Volunteer raid for explosives in Tipperary occurred where? 
    • A. 

      Soloheadbeg 

    • B. 

      Molloy's Hardware Store, Thurles

    • C. 

      Dawson's Hardware Store Tipperary town

    • D. 

      Coffey's Hardware and Farming Supplies, Carrick on Siur

  • 5. 
    Commdt. Jerry Ryan (1st Btn Mid-Tipperary Brigade) took part in an audacious escape from which prison?
    • A. 

      Port Laoise

    • B. 

      Wormwood Scrubs

    • C. 

      Spike Island

    • D. 

      Kilkenny

  • 6. 
    Commdt. Séumas Robinson (Third Tipperary Brigade) was a native of which city?
    • A. 

      Galway

    • B. 

      Belfast

    • C. 

      Cork

    • D. 

      Derry

  • 7. 
    Vice-Commdt. Seán Treacy (Third Tipperary Brigade) is buried in which Tipperary village or town
    • A. 

      Ballinure

    • B. 

      Kilfeacle

    • C. 

      Newport

    • D. 

      Tipperary town

  • 8. 
    Paddy Ryan Lacken was a member of the Third Tipperary Brigade
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Jim Gorman (of Barrack Attack fame) previously served in what Army?
    • A. 

      South African

    • B. 

      Australian

    • C. 

      British

    • D. 

      U.S.

  • 10. 
    Who succeeded Frank McGrath as Commandant of the North (No. 1) Tipperary Brigade
    • A. 

      Dinny Lacey

    • B. 

      Ned O'Reilly

    • C. 

      Liam Holohan

    • D. 

      Seán Gaynor

  • 11. 
    This I.R.A. woman's house sheltered many famous people until it was blown up in 1921. What is her name?
    • A. 

      Mae Maloney

    • B. 

      Anastasia Nevin

    • C. 

      Marian Tobin

    • D. 

      Ellen O'Keeffe

  • 12. 
    Ernie O'Malley was an architecture student in U.C.D. before joining the I.R.A.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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