Sunday 4 December 2016

Anglo-Irish and Famous

Published 11/01/2016 | 02:30

Duke of Wellington
Duke of Wellington
Robert Boyle.
Oscar Wilde
Maud Gonne.
Elizabeth Bowen.

As Barbara McCarthy meets the occupants of Ireland's castles, Pat Fitzpatrick looks at famous Anglo-Irish figures from our history.

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Ireland was "a nation of scoundrels", according to the Duke of Wellington. We should have given him the boot, says you. The reason we didn't is because at least he didn't try and pay us a compliment. We're not too keen on them lads at all. Barack Obama came over and pretty much tried to get off with us. That's why his monument is a service station on the M7. Wellington was rewarded with a giant mickey in the Phoenix Park. We're walking away from at least four jokes there.

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