Well heres my vote but its a bit of a cheat but the "man fromTrim" was allowed so I hope I won't be disqualified.
Kathleen Lynn was a feminist, socialist and nationalist. A medical doctor, she assisted hunger-striking suffragists. She was chief medical officer in the Irish Citizen's Army in the 1916 Rising. She established St Ultan's Infant Hospital with Madelaine French-Mullen in 1919. For a period, the establishment was entirely staffed by women.
No question for me; Sir Edward Carson, born on Harcourt Street.
Don't know if I'm ever likely to agree with you on any subject again but as a Northern Nationalist I would still have to accept Carson in his entirity, not just as a pro-union enemy. It is said that his performance in the case on which 'The Wimslow Boy' is based was among the greatest and most noble in judicial history. Believe he was vehemently opposed to partition though, boy, on side with Keith M and Carson on the one day, must check my lotto numbers.
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