Lúnasa 2005     Iris na Gaeilge          uimh 9

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QUIZ: Irish history

Although an island nation, Ireland never became an important shipping nation. Irish monks are said to have sailed to America by way of Iceland in the early Christian years; and during Grattan's Parliament (1782-1800) the country had a large and growing merchant fleet. Apart from trade, can you say in which events in Ireland's political history were the ships in the following list involved?.

1) Indomptable

2) Concorde

3) Hoche

4) Scourge

5) Melrose

6) Asgard.

7) Aud

8) Helga

9) SS Laplander

10) Murchu

11) Kerlogue