Thanks to all of the teachers and student teachers who entered our competition with O’Brien Press for a copy of “The Story of Ireland” by Brendan O’Brien. It was a great success with 121 entries. Many thanks to O’Brien Press for sponsoring the prizes. Most of you found the questions easy, but just to confirm, the answers were:

  1. Gráinne Mhaol’s real name – Grace O’ Malley
  2. Newgrange is in Co. Meath
  3. The Titanic sank on April 14th, 1912
  4. The GAA was started in Hayes Hotel, Thurles in 1884
  5. The GPO was the HQ of the Easter 1916 Rising

The draw for the prizewinners took place after the 5pm deadline on Twitter. Pamela O’ Brien (@pamelaaobrien on Twitter), maths lecturer in LIT Tipperary randomly selected  five numbers between 2 and 122. The numbers she selected were 46, 101, 59, 17, 96. The winners of the five books were:

(46) Jerome Quinn, Aughnasheelin NS, Co. Leitrim

(101) Diarmaid Ó hAlmhain, Gaelscoil Chaladh an Treoigh, Co. Luimnigh

(59) Áine Groarke, Clooneyquinn NS, Co. Roscommon

(17) Mary Quinlivan, Churchtown NS, Athy, Co. Kildare

(96) Mary Majella O’ Mahony, Urhan NS, Co. Cork

Many thanks to all who entered the competition and congratulations to all of the winners and I will be in contact with you via email.