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Oscar Wilde is one of the most famous authors and poets of all time. He was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1854 and passed away of meningitis in 1900.
Actor Peter O'Toole was born in County Galway, Ireland and is best known for his iconic roles in Lawrence of Arabia and Joan of Arc, but most recently appeared in the second season of The Tudors.
Ronan Keating is a singer/songwriter who was born in Bayside, Ireland. In 1993 he joined the boy band Boyzone but is best known for his version of 'When You Say Nothing At All' from the film Notting Hill.
Kenneth Branagh is an actor and film director who was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is best known for his memorable adaptations of William Shakespeare on films such as Much Ado About Nothing and Henry V.
Singer/songwriter Van Morrison, also known as Van the Man and The Belfast Cowboy was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is best known for his hit 'Brown Eyed Girl' that was released in 1967.
Musician Damien Rice was born in Celbridge, Ireland and plays the guitar, cello, violin, piano and drums. His first single 'The Blowers Daughter' became an instant top 20 hit when it was released in 2001.
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Daniel Day-Lewis has both British and Irish citizenship. He's starred in such films as 'Gangs of New York and won an Academy Award for his role in 'There Will Be Blood'.
Dolores O'Riordan is best known for being the lead singer of The Cranberries and was born in Limerick, Ireland. After 13 years with the band, O'Riordan went solo in 2007 with the release of her album 'Are You Listening?'.
Actor Stephen Rea was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is best known for his Academy Award nomination in the film 'The Crying Game'.
Jason O'Mara is an actor who was born in Sandycove, Ireland. He has starred in shows such as 'In Justice' and 'Life on Mars'.
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