Dublin Quiz League

Please note: The Dublin Quiz League was on hold during much of 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis. We restarted the league in March 2021 and plan to finish our current season in June 2021 by playing the remaining matches via Zoom. Details have been shared with the teams via email and our Facebook group.

See also: Brain of Dublin, our new individual tournament running in parallel with the Quiz League from November 2019 onwards.


Now in its sixth season, the Dublin Quiz League (DQL) is a monthly competition where teams of 4 compete against each other in a series of quiz “matches” – basically an easier and more fun version of University Challenge (without the buzzers). At the end of the 7-month season, the top teams win cash prizes!

Matches are held in a Dublin city centre pub on one Monday evening every month between September and April.

The entry fee (to cover the full quiz season) is €60 per team of 4, or €15 per person.

We have a total prize fund of over €1,000 per season and usually the top two teams in each division win cash prizes. (The exact value of the cash prizes are determined by the number of teams & are announced sometime after the season starts.)

For more details, see the How it Works page.

Current league season

We are currently in the middle of the sixth League season, which kicked off in September 2019 and (following a 12-month pause due to COVID) will run until June 2021. Visit the current season page for full details of teams, league tables, results, upcoming fixtures, etc.

Previous seasons

You can find full details on all previous seasons of the league in our past season archive, or via the below links.

We also have a page of statistics which summarises key stats from all seasons of the League to date.