Top 10 most famous Irish men of all time, ranked

10. Daniel O’Connell – the great Irish emancipator

9. Arthur Guinness – the founder of Ireland’s most famous drink

8. William Butler Yeats – one of the greatest poets of the 20th-century

7. James Joyce – one of the most influential writers of the 20th-century

6. Michael D. Higgins – Ireland’s representative

5. Oscar Wilde – a literary genius

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