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Famous Irish people (Long List)

Long list of Irish people. Name the Irish man/woman described by the hints. (People from north and south are included)
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Last updated: January 2, 2020
First submittedAugust 17, 2018
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Director of Thor
Kenneth Branagh
Nominated for Golden Raspberry for Mamma Mia
Pierce Brosnan
Plays Beric Dondarrion in Game of Thrones
Richard Dormer
Mr Grey
Jamie Dornan
Spent an entire movie in a phone booth
Colin Farrell
Starred in the good Steve Jobs movie
Michael Fassbender
Made her name in The Commitments
Bronagh Gallagher
The Guard
Brendan Gleeson
Scarecrow (Batman)
Cillian Murphy
Oskar Schindler
Liam Neeson
Starred in 5 movies alongside John Wayne, including The Quiet Man
Maureen O'Hara
Won a Golden Globe for Lady Bird
Saoirse Ronan
"We spend our lives on the run. We get up by the clock, eat and sleep by the clock, go to work by the clock, get up again, go to work – and then we retire. And what do they ... give us? A clock."
Dave Allen
Bernard Black in Black Books - also writer and creator
Dylan Moran
Comedian and Stargazer
Dara Ó Briain
Mrs Brown
Brendan O'Carroll
Tax avoiding singer of mediocre rock band
Former lead singer of The Blizzards and The Voice Ireland judge
Niall Breslin
Lead singer in a band with her 2 sisters and brother
Andrea Corr
4 time Grammy Award winner for Best New Age Album
Founded Band Aid who raised $24 million (USD) for famine relief in Ethiopia
Bob Geldof
Westmeath-native once part of the world's biggest boy band
Niall Horan
Bassist and singer whose band's first hit was Whiskey In The Jar
Phil Lynott
The most iconic voice in Irish folk music
Luke Kelly
Wants to have one more Moondance with you
Van Morrison
Tore up a photo of the Pope
Sinead O'Connor
Had a massive hit singing Teenage Kicks
Feargal Sharkey
Waiting for Godot playwright
Samuel Beckett
His autobiography is named Borstal Boy
Brendan Behan
Winner of Nobel Prize in Literature in 1995
Seamus Heaney
Wrote novel about Leopold Bloom and his encounters in 1 day in Dublin
James Joyce
Wrote about a lion who many believe to have parallels with Jesus Christ
C.S. Lewis
19th century author who set out most of the modern conventions for vampires
Bram Stoker
Reknowned author sentenced to 2 years hard labour for gross indecency with men
Oscar Wilde
"When you are old and grey and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire..."
W. B. Yeats
CEO of a much maligned, but very profitable, airline
Michael O'Leary
Founder of one of the most famous beer brands in the world
Arthur Guinness
Seen as one of the greatest footballers ever
George Best
Former WWE champion who as a demonic alter-ego
Fergal Devitt
3 time golf major winner
Padraig Harrington
Ferocious footballer who made his name at Manchester United
Roy Keane
Known as The Clones Cyclone
Barry McGuigan
Current host of Eurovision in UK
Graham Norton
Ancient High King of Ireland
Brian Boru
The Hound of Ulster
Cú Chulainn
For who the main thoroughfare in Dublin is named
Daniel O'Connell
Leader of the United Irishmen
Wolfe Tone
Big talking martial artist
Conor McGregor
Hurler with the most All Ireland titles
Henry Shefflin
Gaelic Footballer with most senior championship appearances (as of August 2018)
Stephen Cluxton
Song "Grace" is told from the perspective of this Easter Rising leader
Joseph Plunkett
First woman to have a cabinet position in Dáil Éireann and first women to be elected MP at Westminster
Countess Markievicz
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