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  1. 2. (8) common Irish wildflower, perhaps worn by a certain wild canine on special occasions.
  2. 4. (4) pertaining to the mouth.
  3. 5. (4) flightless South American bird, similar to an emu.
  4. 7. (8)a bicycle that's lost a wheel.
  5. 10. (7) northwestern province of Spain once home to a celtic speaking people.
  6. 11. (7) Dutch province that gave its name to an island nation in the southern hemisphere.
  7. 13. (8) pen-name employed by Jane Wilde, mother of Oscar, derived from the Spanish for hope.
  8. 14. (7) medieval Irish Kingdom once centred around modern day counties Leitrim and Cavan.
  9. 16. (4) the second longest river in Ulster.
  10. 17. (7) Hitchcock's first American film, based on a famous novel.
  11. 19. (4) a word with positive connotations if applied to a bread, more negative if applied to a day.
  12. 20. (8) Variety of damp loving moss, commonly found in Ireland's bogs.
  13. 22. (4) deliciously curly variety of cabbage.
  14. 23. (4) nothing else quite this mad come March.
  15. 25. (5,4)Ireland's only native pine, misleadingly named.
  16. 28. (4) one of these horned creatures once saved a village from Cromwell, making it surely the greatest of all time.
  17. 30. (4,6) the Irish native tree cat, known by it's distinctive cream coloured chest.
  18. 31. (9) Byzantine emperor who lent his name to a terrible plague that once swept through Europe.
  19. 32. (5) dairy product, famous rock and roll super group.
  20. 34. (7) Latin word for truth.
  21. 35. (4,3) In Irish they are known as graveyard screechers! Liable to give you a hop as they fly by night.
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  1. 1. (9) derisive term for rowdy football fans, derived from an Irish name.
  2. 3. (7) The most controversial lump of granite in the North Sea, regularly a source of contention.
  3. 6. (9) county town of Westmeath.
  4. 8. (3,6) distinctive red and white mushroom, with unpredictable results if consumed.
  5. 9. (7) Capital city of the western Roman Empire at the time that it fell.
  6. 11. (8) merged with Tanganyika to form a new state in 1964.
  7. 12. (8) Munster's largest off-shore island.
  8. 15. (4) come March this migratory seabird takes a turn visiting our island.
  9. 18. (7) County Antrim's only inhabited off-shore island.
  10. 21. (4) even less than one.
  11. 24. (5,5) Legendary capital of pre-Christian Ulster.
  12. 25. (4) these roads once stretched across the world
  13. 26. (6) English political party who derive their name from the Irish word for pirate.
  14. 27. (9) Ground nesting migratory bird threatened by the disappearance of wild meadows in Ireland.
  15. 29. (8) prison escape movie starring Steve McQueen.
  16. 33. (7) divisive foodstuff created from yeast, served often on toast.