History Quiz / Famous Irish People

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Can you name these famous Irish people?

Quiz Updated Mar 17, 2016

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

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