The Irish Quiz Organisation (IQO) oversees competitive quizzing in Ireland, particularly the organisation of the Irish heat of the World Quizzing Championships and maintaining the Irish quiz rankings which determine the teams for the European Quizzing Championships and Celtic Nations Quizzing Championship.
Five For Friday
Have you tried this week's Five For Friday? Each Friday we will post 5 questions for you to answer, but please, no googling - where's the fun in that?!
Celtic Nations countdown continues 8-Apr-2014
We're getting excited as the IQO's biggest ever event, the Celtic Nations, is only a little over 2 weeks away!
As well as the inter-country events, there are also quizzes open to the general public, including an individual quiz, team quiz and "Fifteen to One" style quiz.
We'd love to see lots of Irish quizzers come along for these, and also to support the Ireland A, B & C teams at the inter-country quizzes. See the Celtic Nations page for full details.
Irish Open 2014 & Charity Quiz report 15-Mar-2014
In recent weeks the IQO ran two very successful events. The first of these was a charity quiz for St. Vincent De Paul, where €1,300 was raised for the Finglas and Glasnevin districts of SVP. A report from our quizmaster John Groarke is available, as well as photos from the night on our Facebook page.
This was followed last week by the inaugural Irish Open in Dublin. Twenty of the best quizzers from every corner of Ireland (and beyond) competed for the title of Irish Open Champion, and it was Lorcan Duff who came out on top with an impressive score of 183 / 240. See the full scores for all Irish participants.
As well as the quiz being run in Dublin, quizzers from Paris, Dubai, Goa and Bombay also took part, and while we want to thank all participants, a special mention goes to Vikram Joshi who was the highest scorer with 169 / 240. See the full scores from our international participants.
Photos from the event, and the questions from the day, can be found on our Past Events page, and a full detailed report from the Irish Open will be available shortly.
New Oscar-themed picture quiz 25-Feb-2014
Just in time for the Academy Awards this Sunday, challenge yourself with our new Oscars picture quiz. Can you identify the Oscar-winning films (not necessarily Best Picture) from the visual clues?
Belfast-based company launches new quiz app for iPhone/iPad 21-Feb-2014
The QuizFortune Trivia app features 100,000 questions with which you can test your own knowledge or play against friends.