ROUND 6 IRISH GEOGRAPHYRace night

 

  1. Ireland’s prevailing wind blows from what direction?

South-west

 

  1. Sandstone and shale are rocks found in Ireland. To what group of rocks do they belong?

Sedimentary

 

  1. What shape are the columns of basalt in the Giant’s Causeway?

Hexagonal

 

  1. Ardee, Carlingford and Dunleer are in what county?

            Louth

 

  1. What major river flows through the town of Carlow?

            Barrow

 

  1. Name the highest waterfall in Ireland?

            Powersourt

 

  1. Ailwee Cave in the Burren has features such as stalagmites and stalactites. Does a stalagmite hang from the roof or rise from the floor in a cave? Hang or rise?

            Rise

 

  1. Ainmnigh an loch is mó ar an Sionann?

            Loch Deirgeirt/Dearg

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