Test your knowledge of Ireland’s literary legends

With Oscar Wilde knowing the truth is rarely pure and never simple, CS Lewis seeing gigantic lions rounding mountain peaks, not to mention vampire diaries from a Dubliner – Ireland has its fair share of wordsmiths on the global pedestal. How many do you know?

Which city in Ireland is a UNESCO City of Literature?

What Sligo poet wrote the words: “I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”

Who wrote: “When I die, Dublin will be written in my heart."?

In which county in Ireland was Colm Tóibín’s book – and later movie – Brooklyn based?

Jonathan Swift’s giant in Gulliver’s Travels was inspired by a view from which city?

Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney showed us the wonder to be found in the quiet beauty of rural Ireland. What county did he grow up in?

Dracula was the blood-sucking vampire invention from the mind of one man, Bram Stoker. Where did he hail from?

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