Who's Who from Ireland
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Founder of Chernobyl Children's Project International
And founder of the Guinness dynasty
Co-founder of Abbey Theatre died 1932
And entrepreneur born 1954
And entrepreneur born 1954
Paul Hewson - Singer in U2
Author of Dracula, died 1912.
And author of Dracula died 1912
In the Harry Potter movies
King of Munster And High King of Ireland - killed 1014
Born 1964. Writes science fiction and fantasy.
Portrayed in the film "My Left Foot"
Civil Rights Activist and Senator. Born 1944
King of Leinster. Died 1171
Last Pagan King of Tara. Died 565
Rock musician guitarist songwriter
And genealogist. Murdered 1671
"What's My Line?" and "This Is Your Life"
Runner. Sub-four-minute mile at 41.
Political activist. Born 1943
Born 1961, Eithne Patricia Ní Bhraonáin. Ireland's best-selling solo act.
Explored the Antarctic. Died 1922
King of Mide and High King; c.847-916
Political activist. Killed in action 1917
Division 1 and Irish International Footballer
Of the Late Late Show (1962-1999)
Seathrún Céitinn Died 1643. Literary historian.
Songwriter/Pianist - born 1946
Founder of Irish seminaries 1550-1620
1805-1850. AKA Jon Riley. Deserted US Army to fight for Mexico in the US-Mexican War.
Born 1982 in Dublin, Ireland
1973-1980 Arsenal, 1980-1982 Juventus, 1982-1984 Sampdoria, 1984-1986 Inter Milan, 1986-1987 Ascoli, 1987-1990 West Ham United
Currently Assistant Manager, Republic of Ireland. He has previously managed Celtic and Brighton & Hove Albion. He is also Head of Youth Development at Arsenal.
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.
Born 1940, Dalkey. Actually novelist, newspaper columnist and speaker. Novels include The Glass Lake (1994), Evening Class (1996) and Tara Road (1998).
President of Ireland Since 1997
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. seventh Irish president
And celebrated Hollywood beauty
Found international fame dancing the male lead in 'Riverdance'
Bronze Medal Winning Swimmer
And pirate. Died c.450/455
And founder of the Royal Ballet died 2001
Playwright/poet/wit. Died 1900
Composer - and founder of The Chieftains
Member of the Clancy Brothers
And creator of The Prisoner
1981-1982 St Patrick's Athletic, 1982-1989 Manchester United, 1989-1996 Aston Villa, 1996-1997 Derby County, 1997-1998 Sheffield United
Eight-time Oscar award nominee
Thin Lizzy frontman - died 1986
Played James Bond 1994-2005
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".
Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, Manchester United and Celtic.
Activist - Shaved her head and became a priestess
World Championship Winning Boxer
Liverpool, Aston Villa, Liverpool, Aston Villa, Coventry City, Walsall, Republic of Ireland
Formerly Republic of Ireland. Currently Assistant Manager for Leeds United.
Known not only for hosting "Points of View" but also his sense of fashion
Explored the Antarctic. 1877-1938
Irish harpist and composer - 1670-1738
Singer/songwriter born 1945
Died 1939. In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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."
Facts contributed by:
Allan R. Matthes