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How Well Do You Know Amhrán na bhFiann?

Take the quiz and find out.
Nov 18th 2014, 9:30 PM 52,296 87

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YOU MIGHT THINK you know Amhrán na bhFiann, but do you really have any idea?

We all learned it as kids and dutifully sing it before every important sports event, but by now our knowledge of the actual words has probably gotten a little murky.

All we’re asking is that you try to fill the blanks as best you can, without cheating.

1. Sinne ____ Fáil, atá ___ ____ ag Éirinn...
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Fine, faoi gheall
Fianna, faoi Gael
Fianna, faoi gheall
Fine, fíu geal
2. Buíon dár slua, ___ ___ do ráinig ___
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Thar tinn, thú
Thar toinn, chughainn
Thar toinn, ciúin
Os cionn, chughainn
3. Faoi ____ beith saor, seantír __ _____ feasta...
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Muid, ó sinsear
Mála, ár sinsear
Mhóid, ár sinsear
Mol, ó siamsúil
4. Ní fhágfar faoin ____ ná faoin ____
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Tíorán, tráill
Tír álainn, trá
Ciarán, tráill
Tíorán, cráigh
5. Anocht a théam sa ______ ___
Dearna buí
Bharra baoil
Barda buí
Bhearna baoil
6. Le gean ar ____, chun ___ nó saoil...
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Ghaeil, báis
Gael, bád
Gheall, bál
Ghaeil, baol
7. Le gunna ____, faoi _____ na bpiléar...
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Sceabhach, lámh
Scréach, lámha
Scréach, lámhach
Scéalach, leaba
8. Seo ___ canaig amhrán na bhfiann!
Ag
Libh
Muid
Ar
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You haven't a clue.
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You're the one who goldfishes along, aren't you? For shame.
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You half know it.
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You tried... Unfortunately it just wasn't good enough. Back to school with you!
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You're almost there.
You've got most of it down, but you do whip out the odd "la la la" during the trickier lines - that's fair enough.
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You know it off by heart!
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You wouldn't be caught dead singing it phonetically. Impressive!
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