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Can you name these famous Irish people?

Quiz Updated Mar 17, 2016

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17th century chemist best known for his law regarding the relationship between the absolute pressure and volume of a gas.
Actor who played James Bond in four films between 1995-2002.
Author of 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man', 'Ulysses' and 'Finnegans Wake'.
Explorer who led three British Antarctic expeditions in the early 1900s.
Republican politician, president of the Sinn Féin political party since 1983.
Irish revolutionary politician and signatory of the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921, shot dead by ambush in 1922.
Author of 'Gulliver's Travels' and 'A Tale of a Tub'.
Manchester United international footballer, European Footballer of the Year 1968.
Twice World Champion snooker player nicknamed 'The People's Champion' and 'The Hurricane'.
Founder of a famous brewery in Dublin first introduced in the 18th century.
Singer-songwriter and ordained priest who tore up a picture of Pope John Paul II live on TV in 1992.
Novelist best known for his 1897 novel 'Dracula'.
Poet who was the first Irish author awarded Nobel Prize in Literature, penned poem, 'Sailing to Byzantium'.
First female President of Ireland 1990-1997.
Writer and playwright of 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and 'The Importance of Being Earnest'.
Politician and founder of the Irish Parliamentary Party (Home Rule Party) in 1882.
Actress in the 1930-40s films 'Jamaica Inn', 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame', and 'How Green Was My Valley'.
Singer with 'The Boomtown Rats' who founded 'Band Aid' in 1984 and organised 'Live Aid' in 1985 for famine relief.

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