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Adi Roche
   is known as an   
Activist
Founder of Chernobyl Children's Project International
Aidan of Lindisfarne
   is known as a   
Bishop
Of Lindisfarne died 651
Alexander McDonnell
   is known as a   
World Chess Champion
Back in 1834
Arthur Guinness
   is known as a   
Brewer
And founder of the Guinness dynasty
Augusta Lady Gregory
   is known as a   
Playwright
Co-founder of Abbey Theatre died 1932
Barry McGuigan
   is known as a   
Boxer
Bertie Ahern
   is known as a   
Taoiseach
1997 - 2008
Bob Carlos Clarke
   is known as a   
Photographer
1950-2006
Bob Geldof
   is known as an   
Activist
And entrepreneur born 1954
Bob Geldof
   is known as a   
Musician
And entrepreneur born 1954
Bono
   is known as a   
Musician
Paul Hewson - Singer in U2
Bram Stoker
   is known as a   
Novelist
Author of Dracula, died 1912.
Bram Stoker
   is known as a   
Theatre Manager
And author of Dracula died 1912
Brenda Fricker
   is known as an   
Actor
Oscar winner
Brendan Gleeson
   is known as an   
Actor
In the Harry Potter movies
Brian Boru
   is known as a   
King
King of Munster And High King of Ireland - killed 1014
Brian Cowen
   is known as a   
Taoiseach
2008
Brian O'Driscoll
   is known as a   
Rugby Union Player
Caitlín R. Kiernan
   is known as a   
Novelist
Born 1964. Writes science fiction and fantasy.
Cecelia Ahern
   is known as a   
Novelist
Christy Brown
   is known as an   
Artist
Painter
Christy Brown
   is known as a   
Novelist
Christy Brown
   is known as a   
Poet
Portrayed in the film "My Left Foot"
Cillian Murphy
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1976
Colin Farrell
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1976
C. Y. O'Connor
   is known as an   
Engineer
1843–1902
Cyril Cusack
   is known as an   
Actor
Of stage, film and TV
Damien Rice
   is known as a   
Musician
Born 1973
Daniel O'Connell
   is known as a   
Barrister
And Irish emancipator
Danny La Rue
   is known as a   
Female Impersonator
Darren Clarke
   is known as a   
Professional Golfer
Dave Allen
   is known as a   
Comedian
David Norris
   is known as an   
Activist
Civil Rights Activist and Senator. Born 1944
Dermot MacMurrough
   is known as a   
King
King of Leinster. Died 1171
Diarmait Mac Cerbaill
   is known as a   
King
Last Pagan King of Tara. Died 565
Dáibhí Ó Bruadair
   is known as a   
Poet
Bardic poet - died 1698
Dicuil
   is known as a   
Geographer
Fl. 8th/9th century
Dónal Lunny
   is known as a   
Musician
Born 1945
Dolores Keane
   is known as a   
Musician
Folk singer. Born 1953
Dolores O'Riordan
   is known as a   
Musician
Rock musician guitarist songwriter
Dolores O'Riordan
   is known as a   
Singer
With the Cranberries
Dubhaltach MacFhirbhisigh
   is known as a   
Historian
And genealogist. Murdered 1671
Eamonn Andrews
   is known as a   
Presenter
"What's My Line?" and "This Is Your Life"
Eamonn Coghlan
   is known as an   
Olympic Athlete
Runner. Sub-four-minute mile at 41.
Eamonn McCann
   is known as an   
Activist
Political activist. Born 1943
Eibhlín Dubh Ní Chonaill
   is known as a   
Poet
Died c.1800
Enya
   is known as a   
Musician
Born 1961, Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin. Ireland's best-selling solo act.
Ernest Shackleton
   is known as an   
Explorer
Explored the Antarctic. Died 1922
Feargus O'Connor
   is known as a   
Chartist Leader
1796-1855
Feidlimid Mac Cremthanin
   is known as a   
King
King of Munster. 820-846
Finian Maynard
   is known as a   
Windsurfing Champion
Flann Sinna
   is known as a   
King
King of Mide and High King; c.847-916
Frances Black
   is known as a   
Singer
Francis Bacon
   is known as an   
Artist
(painter) 1909-1992
Francis Beaufort
   is known as a   
Hydrographer
1774-1857
Francis Ledwidge
   is known as an   
Activist
Political activist. Killed in action 1917
Francis Ledwidge
   is known as a   
Poet
Killed in action 1917
Frank McCourt
   is known as a   
Novelist
Frank Stapleton
   is known as a   
Footballer
Division 1 and Irish International Footballer
Gabriel Byrne
   is known as an   
Actor
Gay Byrne
   is known as a   
Presenter
Of the Late Late Show (1962-1999)
Geoffrey Keating
   is known as a   
Historian
Seathrún Céitinn Died 1643. Literary historian.
George Berkeley
   is known as a   
Philosopher
Idealist Philosopher
George Bernard Shaw
   is known as a   
Novelist
George Bernard Shaw
   is known as a   
Playwright
George FitzGerald
   is known as a   
Physicist
Gilbert O'Sullivan
   is known as a   
Musician
Songwriter/Pianist - born 1946
Grace O'Malley
   is known as an   
Irish Chieftain and Pirate
C.1530-c.1603
Graham Norton
   is known as a   
Presenter
James Archer
   is known as a   
Jesuit
Founder of Irish seminaries 1550-1620
James Butler 1st Duke of Ormonde
   is known as a   
Statesman
and soldier. Died 1688
James Galway
   is known as a   
Musician
Floutist
James Hoban
   is known as a   
Designer of the White House
Died 1831
James Joyce
   is known as a   
Novelist
Jim Sheridan
   is known as a   
Film Director
Born 1949
Johannes Scotus Eriugena
   is known as a   
Philosopher
Died 877
John Hume
   is known as a   
Politician Nobel Laureate
Born 1937
John Joseph Hughes
   is known as a   
First Archbishop of New York
John O'Riley
   is known as a   
Founder of St Patrick's Battalion
1805-1850. AKA Jon Riley. Deserted US Army to fight for Mexico in the US-Mexican War.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1977
Kieron Connolly
   is known as a   
Novelist
Born 1961
Klara McDonnell
   is known as an   
Actor
Born 1982 in Dublin, Ireland
Klara McDonnell
   is known as a   
Musician
Songwriter. Born 1982
Liam Brady
   is known as a   
Footballer
1973-1980 Arsenal, 1980-1982 Juventus, 1982-1984 Sampdoria, 1984-1986 Inter Milan, 1986-1987 Ascoli, 1987-1990 West Ham United
Liam Brady
   is known as a   
Football Manager
Currently Assistant Manager, Republic of Ireland. He has previously managed Celtic and Brighton & Hove Albion. He is also Head of Youth Development at Arsenal.
Liam Neeson
   is known as an   
Actor
Known for his role as Oskar Schindler in the 1993 film Schindler's List for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor. Born 1952 in Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Lorcan Ua Tuathail
   is known as an   
Archbishop
Of Dublin Died 1180
Maeve Binchy
   is known as a   
Novelist
Born 1940, Dalkey. Actually novelist, newspaper columnist and speaker. Novels include The Glass Lake (1994), Evening Class (1996) and Tara Road (1998).
Marianus Scotus
   is known as a   
Historian
Died c.1083
Martin O'Neill
   is known as a   
Footballer
and manager
Martin O'Neill
   is known as a   
Football Manager
Aston Villa
Mary Black
   is known as a   
Singer
Mary McAleese
   is known as a   
President
President of Ireland Since 1997
Mary Robinson
   is known as a   
President
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. seventh Irish president
Maureen O'Hara
   is known as an   
Actor
And celebrated Hollywood beauty
Maureen O'Sullivan
   is known as an   
Actor
Mother of Mia Farrow
Máel Sechnaill Mac Maíl Ruanaid
   is known as a   
King
Irish High King Died 862
Michael Collins
   is known as a   
Leader in the IRA
Michael Corcoran
   is known as a   
Soldier of the Fighting 69th
Michael Flatley
   is known as a   
Choreographer
Found international fame dancing the male lead in 'Riverdance'
Michael Flatley
   is known as a   
Dancer
Michelle Smith
   is known as an   
Olympic Athlete
Bronze Medal Winning Swimmer
Mike Farrell
   is known as an   
Actor
Máirtín Ó Direáin
   is known as a   
Poet
Irish language poet
Neil Jordan
   is known as a   
Filmmaker
Niall of the Nine Hostages
   is known as a   
King
And pirate. Died c.450/455
Ninette De Valois
   is known as a   
Dancer
And founder of the Royal Ballet died 2001
Nollaig Ó Muraíle
   is known as a   
Historian
and Genealogist
Oscar Wilde
   is known as a   
Playwright
Playwright/poet/wit. Died 1900
Oscar Wilde
   is known as a   
Poet
Paddy Finucane
   is known as a   
Battle of Britain Flying Ace
1920-1942
Paddy Moloney
   is known as a   
Musician
Composer - and founder of The Chieftains
Patrick Clancy
   is known as a   
Musician
Member of the Clancy Brothers
Patrick Kavanagh
   is known as a   
Poet
Patrick McGoohan
   is known as an   
Actor
And creator of The Prisoner
Paul Brady
   is known as a   
Musician
Paul McGinley
   is known as a   
Professional Golfer
Paul McGrath
   is known as a   
Footballer
1981-1982 St Patrick's Athletic, 1982-1989 Manchester United, 1989-1996 Aston Villa, 1996-1997 Derby County, 1997-1998 Sheffield United
Peter O'Toole
   is known as an   
Actor
Eight-time Oscar award nominee
Phil Coulter
   is known as a   
Composer
Phil Lynott
   is known as a   
Musician
Thin Lizzy frontman - died 1986
Pierce Brosnan
   is known as an   
Actor
Played James Bond 1994-2005
Robert Boyle
   is known as a   
Chemist
1627-1691
Robert Emmet
   is known as a   
Nationalist
Hanged by the British in 1803 -- famous quote "Let no man write my epitaph; for as no man who knows my motives dares now vindicate them, let not prejudice or ignorance asperse them. When my country takes her place among the nations of the earth then and not till then, let my epitaph be written".
Ronan Keating
   is known as a   
Musician
Ronnie Drew
   is known as a   
Musician
The Dubliners
Ronan O'Gara
   is known as a   
Rugby Union Player
Rory Gallagher
   is known as a   
Musician
Rock and blues
Roy Keane
   is known as a   
Footballer
Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, Manchester United and Celtic.
Roy Keane
   is known as a   
Football Manager
Sunderland
Samantha Mumba
   is known as an   
Actor
Samantha Mumba
   is known as a   
Singer
Samuel Beckett
   is known as a   
Novelist
Saoi
Seán Óg Ó HAilpín
   is known as a   
Captain of the Cork Hurling Team
Sinéad O'Connor
   is known as a   
Musician
Activist - Shaved her head and became a priestess
Sonia O'Sullivan
   is known as an   
Olympic Athlete
Born 1969
Sorcha Cusack
   is known as an   
Actor
Daughter of Cyril Cusack
Spike Milligan
   is known as an   
Actor
Comedic actor
Spike Milligan
   is known as a   
Comedian
Spike Milligan
   is known as a   
Novelist
Spike Milligan
   is known as a   
Playwright
Spike Milligan
   is known as a   
Poet
Stephen Roche
   is known as a   
Cyclist
Steve Collins
   is known as a   
Boxer
World Championship Winning Boxer
Steve Staunton
   is known as a   
Footballer
Liverpool, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Coventry City, Walsall, Republic of Ireland
Steve Staunton
   is known as a   
Football Manager
Formerly Republic of Ireland. Currently Assistant Manager for Leeds United.
Terry Wogan
   is known as a   
Presenter
Known not only for hosting "Points of View" but also his sense of fashion
Thomas Francis Meagher
   is known as a   
Soldier of the Fighting 69th
Tom Crean
   is known as an   
Explorer
Explored the Antarctic. 1877-1938
Turlough O'Carolan
   is known as a   
Musician
Irish harpist and composer - 1670-1738
Veronica Guerin
   is known as a   
Journalist
Murdered 1996
Van Morrison
   is known as a   
Musician
Singer/songwriter born 1945
Wayne Tobin
   is known as an   
Actor
Of Dublin born 1986
Wayne Tobin
   is known as a   
Model
Of Dublin born 1986
W.B. Yeats
   is known as a   
Poet
Died 1939. In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
William Orr
   is known as an   
United Irish Martyr
1766 – 1797. Although the only witness and four of the jurists in his trial recanted, Orr was hanged in Carrickfergus on 14 October, 1797, age 31. From his final speech: "To the generous protection of my country I leave a beloved wife, who has been constant and true to me, and whose grief for my fate has already nearly occasioned her death. I have five living children, who have been my delight. May they love their country as I have done, and die for it if needful."
William Rowan Hamilton
   is known as a   
Mathematician
William Rowan Hamilton
   is known as a   
Physicist


Facts contributed by:


Allan R. Matthes


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