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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
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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
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level 75
Mar 17, 2014
No questions about O'Bama?
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level 66
Mar 17, 2014
You, sir, have my like!
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level 65
Mar 17, 2014
Likewise "O'sama, O'lajuwon' and McEmouse"
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level 46
Mar 17, 2017
Obama isn't Irish he has Irish ancestry Not the same
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level 70
Mar 17, 2017
for someone named "lol lol" your sense of humor isn't very sharp
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level 65
Mar 17, 2017
lol
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level 21
Mar 17, 2017
http://www.jetpunk.com/quizzes/stupid-beliefs-of-the-internet Question 7
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level 45
Mar 17, 2014
St. Patrick was not Irish. He came from the area that is now England or Wales.
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level 72
Mar 17, 2014
That's what I thought, too. Romano-British, right?
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level 61
Mar 17, 2014
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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level 24
Mar 17, 2017
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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level 63
Mar 17, 2017
That makes St. George an Englishman ........... goody.
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level 54
Apr 17, 2017
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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level 12
Mar 17, 2014
jedward is deffo correct in saying that St Patrick wasn't Irish. To be sure, to be sure.
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level 43
Mar 17, 2014
NO Brian o' Driscoll
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level 51
Mar 17, 2014
I'm assuming Northern Ireland is included b/c George Best was from there...
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level 61
Mar 17, 2014
So was Liam Neeson.
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level 43
Mar 19, 2014
and mcilroy
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level 65
Mar 17, 2017
and Van
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level 70
Mar 17, 2014
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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level 60
Feb 14, 2017
Should have included Conor McGregor.
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level ∞
Mar 17, 2017
If he beats Mayweather, I'll add him!
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level 63
Mar 17, 2017
If he fights Mayweather it will be a miracle!
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level 19
Mar 19, 2014
Kept trying to put Tennyson for Ulysses, didn't know there was also a book by that name.
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level 72
Mar 17, 2017
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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level 63
Mar 17, 2017
How many actually got through it?
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level 52
Jun 16, 2014
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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level 72
Apr 8, 2016
I tried Anya and Anye, but no Enya. :(
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level 38
Apr 6, 2017
What does celtic singer mean? Celtic isn't a language she sings in Gaelic.
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level 55
Jun 22, 2014
Why the hell would I know anything about One Direction??
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level 51
Aug 8, 2014
you don't have to but he's apparently a famous Irish person so...
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level 29
May 31, 2016
What do you mean 'apparently'? He IS famous, no question about it.
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level 73
Mar 17, 2017
At present, 73% of people would disagree with you.
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level 51
Mar 17, 2017
@TinkyFitchFeeley Sorry, English isn't my native language. I didn't realize it sounded derisive.
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level 33
Sep 8, 2014
Would make more sense having from the island of Ireland rather then Irish citizen
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level 43
Mar 30, 2016
anyone born on the island of Ireland is entitled to Irish citizenship. Give a hoot, read a book.
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level 29
Dec 5, 2016
Also if one of your parents was born in Ireland you are also entitled to Irish citizenship.
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level 65
Mar 17, 2017
Likewise if your grandparents were born in Ireland, you can get Irish citizenship.
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level 24
Jan 31, 2015
what about the Iron Chef Bobby Flay??? He's Irish and famous.
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level 63
Oct 15, 2016
Should be Irish and Northern Irish famous people.
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level 29
Dec 5, 2016
There is only one Ireland!
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level 54
Mar 18, 2017
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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level 63
Oct 15, 2016
I thought of Bernardo O'Higgins who liberated Chile from Spanish rule.
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level 41
Mar 17, 2017
Jacksepticeye?
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level 58
Mar 17, 2017
Could have sworn Brosnan was English. There you go...
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level 31
Mar 17, 2017
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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level 43
Mar 17, 2017
But they are Irish if they choose to be. Do you think Gerry Adams considers himself British?
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level 66
Mar 17, 2017
Accept Niall?
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Mar 17, 2017
Okay
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level 73
Mar 17, 2017
What about Uncle O'Grimacey?
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level 25
Mar 17, 2017
Where is jacksepticeye lol
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level 35
Mar 17, 2017
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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level 69
Mar 17, 2017
Another Irish people quiz that doesn't mention Sir Terry Wogan - unbelievable!
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level 38
Mar 17, 2017
I expected a question about Domhnall Gleeson.
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level 13
Mar 17, 2017
When I saw the quiz, my first thought was Jacksepticeye. He's famous, right?
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level 68
Mar 18, 2017
Pedantic maybe, but Hewson for Bono?
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level 33
Mar 18, 2017
Accept Brosnin for Brosnan?
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level 33
Mar 19, 2017
no jse?
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level 19
Mar 21, 2017
100% first time! Oh yeah!!!
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level 55
May 6, 2017
No Father Ted. He's the most famous Irish person surely?! He almost put Craggy Island on the map.
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level 61
Aug 18, 2017
As a few others have pointed out, Several of the answers are people from NORTHERN Ireland. While, it is technically part of the Island of Ireland, and everyone from it is entitled to Irish nationality, it is part of Britain. Nationality is quite a touchy subject over here. You may have noticed we have been killing each other because of it for far far too many years. I'd suggest changing the title of the quiz slightly just to avoid getting into the politics of it all.
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level 61
Aug 18, 2017
Ohh and the Duke of Wellington was born in Dublin. I'm fairly certain he counts as famous, definitely more so than yer man from One blinking Direction.
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