51 What is the name of the method given to beating sugar and butter together until fluffy?

51. What is the name of the method given to beating sugar and butter together until fluffy?

52 Who originally sang It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

53 Who plays Thomas Shelby in Peaky Blinders?

54 What type of pastry is used for profiteroles?

55 What birthstone is associated with the month of April?

56 Who is the current president of the Irish Farmer’s Association?

57 In what year was Mrs Brown’s Boys first aired on RTÉ?

58 What is the RRP of the Irish Farmers Journal?

59 Of which type of rock is the Giant’s Causeway made?

60 Name the three Aran Islands.

61 Who played Father Dougal in the sitcom Father Ted?

62 Which famous NBA player died in a helicopter crash in January 2020?

63 A four-foot box, a foot for every year is a quote from which Seamus Heaney poem?

64 Which county is known as the Wild Rose County?

65 Which previous Kilkenny hurler is currently managing the Laois senior hurlers?

66 What does INHFA stand for?

67 Who played Frank Spencer in British sitcom Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em?

68 Where was country singer Nathan Carter born?

68. Where was country singer Nathan Carter born?

69 What is the English translation of the Latin expression ‘carpe diem’?

70 How long must a novice driver display an N plate on their vehicle after receiving their full driving licence?

71 What is the name of the Carlow GAA home grounds?

72 Of which political party was the late John Hume a founding member in Northern Ireland?

73 Who directed the 1952 film The Quiet Man?

74 Which bird is traditionally hunted on St Stephen’s Day?

75 In the human body, what is the trachea better known as?

76 What item of sporting equipment was used to kill the Hound of Culainn in the Irish legend?

77 Which author wrote How The Grinch Stole Christmas?

78 Of what is cassia a variety of?

79 What is the collective noun used to describe a group of crows?

80 Which river runs into Dublin city from the southwest?

81 In French, cooking what does “en croute” mean?

82 In computer science, what does USB stand for?

83 Who won senior hurler of the year in the 2019 GAA/GPA All Star Awards?

84 What is the name of the largest Canary Island?

85 Who wrote the Great Gatsby?

86 Which well-known Irish actress starred in Little Women and Ladybird?

87 How many Harry Potter films are there?

88 In Clement Clarke Moore’s poem A Visit from St Nicholas, complete the line: “Not a creature was stirring, not even a…”

89 What are the four main ingredients in a Waldorf salad?

90 Which actor plays the prime minister in the Christmas film Love Actually?

91 What is the currency used in Poland?

92 Who were the two founders of Microsoft?

93 Activist for Catholic rights, Daniel O’Connell was known as what?

94 What is the most northerly part of Ireland?

95 What two colours are on the Irish Farmers Journal logo?

96 What material can be made from flax?

97 What is the capital city of Australia?

98 The songs A Millions Dreams and This is Me are from what 2017 musical film?

99 What is the term given to a squirrel’s nest?

100 In which year was the ICA founded?




First Prize

Dunbrody House is located in beautiful Co Wexford and owned by reknowned Irish chef Kevin Dundon.

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to offer the lucky winner two nights bed and breakfast (with dinner on one night) for two people sharing at Dunbrody House, Co. Wexford.

Indulgence is the order of the day at Dunbrody House with its world-renowned gourmet restaurant, chic champagne and seafood bar and leisurely breakfasts.

Located within 300ac of parkland on the idyllic Hook Peninsula of Ireland’s south coast, Dunbrody is the perfect year-round getaway to the country. Enjoy the relaxed elegance and individually-styled rooms, very much in keeping with the hotel’s Georgian origins. The late breakfast option (until noon) will make it easy to avail of long, lazy lie-ins.

Dunbrody House will welcome one lucky winner plus guest for a two-night stay and dinner on one night.

For culinary inquisitives, there’s a cookery school option with a choice of one, two or five-day courses and those seeking some ‘me time’ can indulge in the luxury boutique Spa (*cookery classes and spa treatments not included).

Second Prize

One lucky winner (plus guest) will unwind in the Marble City in the beautiful Pembroke Hotel.

Pembroke Kilkenny has offered one lucky winner a luxurious two-night stay plus a delicious meal for two people in the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East.

The four-star boutique hotel is located within easy walking distance of the city’s top attractions. Kilkenny Castle, the Smithwick’s Experience and Ireland’s Medieval Mile are right on the doorstep along with Kilkenny’s famous arts, shopping, heritage, café culture and outdoor adventures.

The Pembroke Hotel is located in the heart of Kilkenny City.

The hotel has eliminated all touchpoints throughout the property among other smart solutions to COVID-19 - your safety and comfort is their top priority.

As part of your prize, experience the best of Kilkenny’s ‘farm to fork’ producers at Statham’s Restaurant. Highlights from the menu include the Ballykeefe Farm 10oz Striploin Steak or Goatsbridge Grilled Trout Teriyaki. After a sensational night’s sleep, wake up refreshed to a sumptuous breakfast which will set you up nicely to explore Kilkenny or indulge in a relaxing spa-treatment at Mint Medisap onsite.


Third Prize

Rathmullen House, in Co Donegal, is just a stone's throw from a two-mile-long beach and overlooks Lough Swilly.

Ireland’s Blue Book is delighted to offer the lucky winner one night bed & breakfast with dinner for two people sharing at Rathmullan House, Co Donegal.

Set in idyllic wooded grounds overlooking Lough Swilly in Co Donegal, and just a few steps from a two-mile long golden beach, the luxury hotel and restaurant is the perfect place to unwind and enjoy the good things in life. Renowned for their award-winning food - locally sourced and expertly cooked - and beautifully furnished bedrooms; what brings it all together is the genuine family warmth of the welcome you receive here. With its stunning location beside the sea, you can stroll through the gardens of this lovely old house down to the sandy beach.

Coupon Two

Think you’ve answered all the questions correctly? Here’s what you need to do to enter the competition: either type or clearly print your answers in list format and attach this coupon to your answer sheet. Once you have completed this week’s answers, combine them with last week’s (including Coupon One) and post both answer sheets to:

Irish Country Living Christmas Quiz,

Irish Farmers Journal,

The Irish Farm Centre,

Bluebell, Dublin 12.

Terms and Conditions

We will accept complete answer sheets (weeks one and two, with both coupons attached) until Friday, 8 January, 2021.

Entries achieving 90% or higher will be entered into the prize draw. No staff of the Irish Farmers Journal, nor their family members, are eligible to enter this competition. Judges’ decisions are final - prizes cannot be exchanged for a monetary equivalent.