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Famous Irish People Quiz

Name these famous Irish citizens.
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Clue
Irish Person
Lead singer of U2
Brought Christianity to Ireland
(and got rid of snakes)
Singer who shaved her head and
tore up a picture of the pope
He was Bond, James Bond
Author of "Angela's Ashes"
"Brown Eyed Girl" singer
Leader of Sinn Féin
Author of "Ulysses"
Young golfer with the all-time
low score at the U.S. Open
Author of "Dracula"
Member of One Direction
Clue
Irish Person
Only actor to win three Oscars for
Best Actor. Star of "Lincoln"
World's best-selling Celtic singer
Star of "Taken" and "Schindler's List"
Poet and 1923 Nobel Prize winner
"Pygmalion" playwright
19th century leader known
as "The Liberator"
Star of "Alexander" and "In Bruges"
1968 European Footballer of the Year
Satirist with a "modest proposal" to
eat poor Irish children
Victorian playwright sentenced
to hard labour for being gay
Answer Stats
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(74)
No questions about O'Bama?
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Mar 17, 2014
(66)
You, sir, have my like!
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Mar 17, 2014
(65)
Likewise "O'sama, O'lajuwon' and McEmouse"
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Mar 17, 2014
(46)
Obama isn't Irish he has Irish ancestry Not the same
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Mar 17, 2017
(69)
for someone named "lol lol" your sense of humor isn't very sharp
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Mar 17, 2017
(63)
lol
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Mar 17, 2017
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http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/stupid-beliefs-of-the-internet Question 7
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Mar 17, 2017
(45)
St. Patrick was not Irish. He came from the area that is now England or Wales.
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Mar 17, 2014
(72)
That's what I thought, too. Romano-British, right?
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Mar 17, 2014
(61)
He's British-born but since he's the patron saint of Ireland, I think that qualifies him as adopted Irishman.
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Mar 17, 2014
(24)
I agree with JenkinsEar. We say that Abraham Lincoln was from Illinois, yet he was actually born in Kentucky, then actually moved to Indiana, and then Illinois.
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Mar 17, 2017
(62)
That makes St. George an Englishman ........... goody.
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Mar 17, 2017
(48)
No, if anything it makes him a Welshman. The English would have made pretty poor saints at that time, given that they were pagans.
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Apr 17, 2017
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jedward is deffo correct in saying that St Patrick wasn't Irish. To be sure, to be sure.
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Mar 17, 2014
(42)
NO Brian o' Driscoll
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Mar 17, 2014
(51)
I'm assuming Northern Ireland is included b/c George Best was from there...
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Mar 17, 2014
(61)
So was Liam Neeson.
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Mar 17, 2014
(43)
and mcilroy
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Mar 19, 2014
(63)
and Van
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Mar 17, 2017
(69)
Now let's not start fighting over this. If we Irish are known for one thing, it's how peaceable we are.
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Mar 17, 2014
(60)
Should have included Conor McGregor.
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Feb 14, 2017
If he beats Mayweather, I'll add him!
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Mar 17, 2017
(62)
If he fights Mayweather it will be a miracle!
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Mar 17, 2017
(19)
Kept trying to put Tennyson for Ulysses, didn't know there was also a book by that name.
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Mar 19, 2014
(71)
When I was in school, once we'd learned the book had been banned and burned for obscenity we all wanted to read it.
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Mar 17, 2017
(62)
How many actually got through it?
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Mar 17, 2017
(52)
Please change "world's best-selling Celtic singer" to "world's only selling Celtic singer." Just kidding. No offense to those who like Enya. I don't mind her myself.
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Jun 16, 2014
(71)
I tried Anya and Anye, but no Enya. :(
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Apr 8, 2016
(38)
What does celtic singer mean? Celtic isn't a language she sings in Gaelic.
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Apr 6, 2017
(55)
Why the hell would I know anything about One Direction??
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Jun 22, 2014
(51)
you don't have to but he's apparently a famous Irish person so...
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Aug 8, 2014
(29)
What do you mean 'apparently'? He IS famous, no question about it.
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May 31, 2016
(73)
At present, 73% of people would disagree with you.
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Mar 17, 2017
(51)
@TinkyFitchFeeley Sorry, English isn't my native language. I didn't realize it sounded derisive.
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Mar 17, 2017
(34)
Would make more sense having from the island of Ireland rather then Irish citizen
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Sep 8, 2014
(43)
anyone born on the island of Ireland is entitled to Irish citizenship. Give a hoot, read a book.
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Mar 30, 2016
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Also if one of your parents was born in Ireland you are also entitled to Irish citizenship.
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Dec 5, 2016
(63)
Likewise if your grandparents were born in Ireland, you can get Irish citizenship.
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Mar 17, 2017
(24)
what about the Iron Chef Bobby Flay??? He's Irish and famous.
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Jan 31, 2015
(62)
Should be Irish and Northern Irish famous people.
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Oct 15, 2016
(48)
No. It shouldn't.
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Dec 3, 2016
(29)
There is only one Ireland!
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Dec 5, 2016
(54)
Ireland is an island, currently divided in possession by two countries (and it's a mighty touchy subject). But everyone born on the island is Irish.
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Mar 18, 2017
(62)
I thought of Bernardo O'Higgins who liberated Chile from Spanish rule.
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Oct 15, 2016
(48)
Bizarre there are no questions relating to 1916 whatsoever.
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Dec 3, 2016
(65)
Agreed; James Connolly, Michael Collins, Eamon de Valera and Patrick Pearse at a minimum. And I'd add (just to weed out the uninformed) Wolfe Tone, Robert Emmet, and Samuel Beckett.
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Mar 17, 2017
(47)
There's only a handful of questions - you can't cover the whole of Irish history and famous people from Ireland in that small number of questions. If you want a quiz with at least one question about 1916, you can always write one yourself.
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Mar 17, 2017
(40)
Jacksepticeye?
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Mar 17, 2017
(56)
Could have sworn Brosnan was English. There you go...
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Mar 17, 2017
(29)
Lot of grey areas in this quiz with the amount of Northern Irish who, whilst able to have an Irish passport, are British..
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Mar 17, 2017
(41)
But they are Irish if they choose to be. Do you think Gerry Adams considers himself British?
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Mar 17, 2017
(65)
Accept Niall?
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Mar 17, 2017
Okay
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Mar 17, 2017
(73)
What about Uncle O'Grimacey?
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Mar 17, 2017
(25)
Where is jacksepticeye lol
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Mar 17, 2017
(31)
St. Pádraig was Welsh, and Liam Neeson was from Co. Antrim, I don't know that either of them really count given that the quiz specifies Irish citizens. And I know it's probably a little annoying, but could you accept traditional spellings? Those usually come to mind first for me, and I'm sure some others are the same way.
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Mar 17, 2017
(68)
Another Irish people quiz that doesn't mention Sir Terry Wogan - unbelievable!
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Mar 17, 2017
(38)
I expected a question about Domhnall Gleeson.
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Mar 17, 2017
(13)
When I saw the quiz, my first thought was Jacksepticeye. He's famous, right?
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Mar 17, 2017
(68)
Pedantic maybe, but Hewson for Bono?
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Mar 18, 2017
(33)
Accept Brosnin for Brosnan?
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Mar 18, 2017
(31)
no jse?
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Mar 19, 2017
(19)
100% first time! Oh yeah!!!
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Mar 21, 2017
(54)
No Father Ted. He's the most famous Irish person surely?! He almost put Craggy Island on the map.
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May 6, 2017
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