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04-04-2008, 10:31   #1
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Famous Sligo People

WB Yeats - Poet
Brother Walfred - Celtic FC Founder
Sean Fallon - Lisbon Lion
Westlife - I know, I know!
Constance Markievicz - Nationalist

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WB Yeats - Poet
Brother Walfred - Celtic FC Founder
John Fallon - Lisbon Lion
Westlife - I know, I know!
Constance Markievicz - Nationalist
Ha ha ha. Yeats was born & raised a Dub... deal with it.

You forgot to put Tabby on that list.
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CountingCows,

A Correction. W.B. Yeats was actually born in Sandymount in Dublin.

Other People of Note from Sligo are:

Sir George. Gabriel Stokes from Skreen in Co. Sligo. An Irish Mathematical Physicist.

Ambrose O'Higgins Killmactranny parish in Co. Sligo. One of Chile's independence main figure.

Neil Jordan. Film Director.

William Bourke Corkran. American political leader

People with Sligo ancestry.

Daniel Day Lewis. Actor.
Mary O'Hara. Singer.
Bram Stoker. Writer.
Spike Milligan. Comedian.
Edward P. Doherty. Apprehended John Wilkes Booth who assinated Presidet Abraham Lincoln.
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Interesting fact - Bram Stoker was born and grew up very close to where Neil Jordan was raised & Neil Jordan's mam used to live on the same street Bram Stoker lived (I know coz my dad went to school with Jordan & my granny was his mam's neighbour!).

Another correction ; one of Westlife is also a dub, but you can keep him!

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We don't mention her name around these parts...
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Starbelgrade.

Bram Stoker was born in Clontarf in 1847 and lived his early childhood at 15 Marino Crescent, Fairview, in Dublin.

His Mother Charlotte Mathilda Blake Thornley is buried in the Sligo Cemetery.
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Michael Coleman (trad musician)
Liam Kelly & Seamie O'Dowd (Dervish)
Dermot Mannion (CEO Aer Lingus)
Martin Savage (Irish Republican Army)
Mark Scanlon (Cyclist)
Ray Mac Sharry (Politician)
Marc Mac Sharry (Politician)
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Bram Stoker was born in Clontarf in 1847 and lived his early childhood at 15 Marino Crescent, Fairview, in Dublin.
I know - Marino is very close to Raheny, where Niall Jordan grew up. Jordan's mam later moved to Marino Cresent, as did my granny, so they were neighbours for some time. I used to visit my gran with my dad every Sunday & we ran into Niall a few times - as my dad went to school with him, he was quite chatty when we saw him & he was the one who told me that Bram Stoker once lived there.

I never knew Jordan was born in Sligo though as he'd a strong Dublin accent.
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Neil Jordan's Father was up until a short time ago, and may well still be teaching at the Rosses Point National School. Think he is or was also the Principle there to the best of my knowledge.
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Bernardo O'Higgins son of Sligo man Albert O'Higgins was president of Chile and also one time owner of the Santa Rita winery.
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Hey, she's famous and she deserves a mention!
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You've got to be f*cking joking!

The criteria needs to be reviewed!
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