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Greatest Living Irishman ?

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  • Chakar wrote:
    Living Irishmen Legends

    Bono (Paul Hewitt)

    Bob Geldof (did anybody see the interview with Gerry Ryan man he was so honest)

    Bob Charlton

    Close enough, Paul Hewson

    Bob Charlton is Irish? :)




  • You should pick people that made an impact on Ireland to improve it greatly, the best ones of those are :

    1. Eamonn De Valera ( Considered Irish )
    2. Michael Collins
    3. Sean Lemass




  • You should pick people that made an impact on Ireland to improve it greatly, the best ones of those are :

    1. Eamonn De Valera ( Considered Irish )
    2. Michael Collins
    3. Sean Lemass

    I'm guessing you're a Fianna Fáil supporter?




  • 1) Erwin Schrodinger (Aer Riannta seemed to think he was Irish and ranked him with Hamilton - (although he is dead))

    2) Germaine Greer - just to piss everyone off including herself hopefully

    3) Shane McGowan - for defiance of gravity and musical ability without being able to sing.

    I've seen nations that have given state funerals to entertainers - buried them alongside state leaders and scratched my head...

    There's no way this would ever happen in Ireland - Behan hinted at the problem.

    Think a vote on this will never be agreed on tbh!




  • There's no way this would ever happen in Ireland - Behan hinted at the problem.

    Think a vote on this will never be agreed on tbh!

    What did Behan say?

    /More head scratching


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  • What did Behan say?

    /More head scratching
    Behan hinted that we are a nation of begrudgers, bigotts and a nation that is still coming to terms with its own identity.

    His most famous quote is : "Fúck the begrudgers".

    As proof of this some mod will now move this thread to the literary forum and I am going to be hoisted onto my own petard! :D




  • As an honorary Irishman Sven Goran Ericsson has got to be up there for taking £5 mil a year and making such a mess of Englands world cup hopes !! :p




  • Gay Byrne <--true legend
    me. xD
    eh,Dustin?




  • Mick Lalley. "Well holy God, why didn't I get a mention? Sure I'm a legend!"

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  • 1. Ray D'Arcy cos he's everyone's best mate
    2. Ardal O'Hanlon cos he's hilarious
    3. Colin Meaney cos of the commitments "the lord sent him, on a ****in Suzuki"

    Strange choice I kno, but I think the best Irishmen are dead.
    RIP: Philo, Rory, Gaybo


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  • I'm surprised to see Bono in so many lists. How anyone could see him as being great is beyond me. I suppose it's the times we live in that such a tosser could be even mentioned in a list of great irishmen.:rolleyes:




  • Cy Kotic wrote:
    I'm surprised to see Bono in so many lists. How anyone could see him as being great is beyond me. I suppose it's the times we live in that such a tosser could be even mentioned in a list of great irishmen.:rolleyes:
    Concur.

    My 3:

    1) Chippy Brady

    2) Michael D. Higgins

    3) Senator David Norris

    As PogMoThoin said though, "the best Irishmen are dead."




  • 1) John Hume
    2) Christy Moore
    3) Shane McGowan

    AND...

    4) Daniel O'Donnell (King of Granny Rock)




  • Slow coach wrote: »
    Eamonn Coghlan
    Ronnie Delaney
    Stephen Roche

    Delaney used to live in Southpark and we managed to get a look at his medal, it was a long haul to get to see it after which I never spoke to him or his son again, he bored me senseless and I was only ten.




  • 1. Norah Harkin (97)

    2.David Norris (21)

    3.Gerald Fitzgarret(eighty odd, a leader should not play hide and seek while running the country)




  • Would I be shot if I said Bono?

    Just jokin'

    Mary Harney.




  • The one and only true legend living Irishman is




    Jimmy Magee

    Different class




  • The little man himself Bosco a true Irish legend :D




  • ~Marky~ wrote: »
    The little man himself Bosco a true Irish legend :D

    man :confused:




  • Roy Keane


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  • Joe duffy




  • I'm curious as to what people think Bono has done to warrant a title of greatest living Irishman?




  • Mine would be
    1. Dylan Moran
    2. Roy Keane
    3. Pat Ingoldsby (now THERE'S a legend for ya)




  • tallaght01 wrote: »
    I'm curious as to what people think Bono has done to warrant a title of greatest living Irishman?

    Together with the rest of the boys in U2 he has created the best body of work of any rock band over the last 30 years and he has used his fame to try to effect change for the better in the world with regard to justice, climate change, equality of opportunity etc

    He can be a bit of a bore to listen to at times but so can 100% of men, Irish and foreign - just most people dont have the same amount of positive attributes.




  • 1.steve staunton
    2.brian kerr
    3.mick mc carthy

    *clicks down laptop throws it on the floor*




  • Roy Keane

    Roy Keane gets my vote as well. A real legend.




  • Jason McAteer




  • Who's this Bono chap? Never heard of him. He must keep his head down and out of the limelight?

    I'd say Roy Keane.




  • Sean Og


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  • Michael O'Leary - Ryanair Boss


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