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    Keith-M Keith-M is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by clontarfblue View Post
    His family seat was in Trim, born in Dublin and educated in some school that is now where BEWLEYS is on grafton street
    OK, I discounted him, because I thought he was born in Trim. Given what he achieved, there simply is no contest to him as the great Dub, Carson #2 and Oscar Wilde at #3.
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    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.

    (Originally from mayo)
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    Well it would be difficult for me to say, so many to chose from, and I don't even know about the Dubs from before the 70s, but I would have go with Barney Rock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith-M View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by spidermom View Post
    Greatest Dubliner Poll

    Listened to Myles Duncan this am who had the Dubliner magazine on to debate the greatest Dubliner of all time.

    Some lassie from "the Apprentice" TV programme nominated Sean O'Casey(contribution to literature),

    Pat Liddy nominated Hamilton,( science and maths) the scientist and

    a journalist (name escapes me) nominated Arthur Guinness( business and philantropy).

    Others that had been nominated included Bono ( god help us)

    Above is the link to vote BUT could be a good thread

    SO WHO IS THE GREATEST DUB OF ALL TIME??????????????????
    Did Dr. Willie Bermingham make the list?For the day that's in it.
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    Bang bang
    Old Mr. Brennan
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    I voted for Padraig Pearse - (you can vote on the Dubliner website)

    Respect to the poster who mentioned Jim "lugs" Brannigan - he would have been my number 2 vote

    James Joyce - would have been a close 3rd
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    Cathal Brugha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppenheimer View Post
    Bang bang
    Old Mr. Brennan
    Mr Brennan was a volunteer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clontarfblue View Post
    Does it make him less of a great man for simply being Unionist?
    He was a sectarian buffoon, something that unionists love.
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