THE Diffney Quiz is normally a once-a-year Christmas treat, for readers of the famous Cork Holly Bough. But with thousands of us confined to our homes, we asked the compiler, Gerry Diffney, to come up with a special quiz to while away these days of lockdown.
Grab a copy of The Echo today (Friday, April 3) and you can play along - and you can also play online http://www.echolive.ie/diffneyquiz
For those unfamilar with it, it’s a fiendishly easy concept: just work out what the letters stand for and try to answer all 60!
A tip — get the whole family involved, from grandad to teenager.
There’s a prize of €100 to the first entry drawn with the most correct answers. Closing date is Thursday, April 16, 2020.
Readers on social media were delighted at the special quiz.
Aisling Punch said: “This is probably the best thing that’ll happen to me in this entire time.”
Jessica Ní Chonaill said: “Quarantine’s looking up.”
Ann Hayward quipped: "I’m still working on the Christmas one!"
Andrea Fitzpatrick tagged friend Tim: “The last time we met you were doing this quiz in Ballynoe Inn at Christmas.”
Deborah Dennehy Daly: “I was wondering could I put up my Christmas tree?.”
Cha Murphy: “Need a mince pie and a cinnamon candle for this!”