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I was a Briton that was captured by Irish raiders, and became a successful bishop for the Christian Church.
c. 4th-5th centuries
I was originally King of Munster, but I eventually extended my realm over all of Ireland, making me the first king of Ireland until my death at the Battle of Clontarf.
I asked King Henry II of England for help when I lost my throne in Leinster, thus beginning eight centuries of English interference in Ireland.
I was the first Lord of Ireland, a title that fell under the English crown when I became King following the death of my brother, Richard.
I was an Irish earl that led the resistance against the Tudor Reconquest known as the Nine Years’ War; my defeat and escape to France is known as the Flight of the Earls.
I was a member of the Irish House of Commons who led the Irish Patriot Party, and unsuccessfully fought for greater autonomy for the Irish Parliament from the British.
I was a leading figure in the Irish Rebellion of 1798 as a founder in the Society for United Irishmen, and is considered the father of Irish republicanism.
I was an Irish politician whose work in achieving Catholic Emancipation gained me the nickname, “The Liberator.”
I was the founder of the Irish Parliamentary Party, who nearly achieved Home Rule for Ireland until my personal life interfered with my party’s unity.
I was a former schoolteacher who was made the President of Irish Republic following the Easter Rising, and whose execution created ire from the Irish with the British government.
I was President of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and Director of Intelligence of the Irish Republican Army, and was killed in an ambush during the Irish Civil War.
I was the first Prime Minister of Northern Ireland who boasted that Northern Ireland had “a Protestant Parliament and a Protestant State.”
I was the founder of the Fianna Fail party, Taoiseach (Prime Minister) for three separate terms, President for 14 years, and is credited with penning the Constitution of Ireland.
I am the current president of Sinn Féin, and an alleged officer of the Provisional Irish Republican Army during the Troubles period of the 1970s.
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