Schools in Mayo and Louth win Credit Union Schools’ Quiz

More than 25,000 children took part

A student in deep thought during the All Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz along with hundreds of schoolchildren in the main hall of the RDS, Dublin Photograph: Maxwells/Julien Behal

A student in deep thought during the All Ireland Credit Union Schools Quiz along with hundreds of schoolchildren in the main hall of the RDS, Dublin Photograph: Maxwells/Julien Behal

Mon, Apr 7, 2014, 12:59

More than 25,000 children took part in this year’s All-Ireland Credit Union Schools’ Quiz and they were whittled down to 400 for the final in Dublin’s RDS yesterday.

Some 100 teams competed for the national quiz title but only two teams came out on top. Quay National School, Ballina, Co Mayo won the competition for under 11-year-olds while Le Chéile Educate Together in Drogheda, Co Louth won the competition for 11-13-year olds.

The quiz, now in its 23rd year, was run throughout the winter by volunteers from credit unions affiliated to the Irish League of Credit Unions.

Try your luck at some of the quiz questions...

The questions for the quiz are compiled by primary school teachers and cover topics such as geography, history, music, literature and sport.