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Quiz: How well do you know these famous Irish Americans?

Do you know your Flanagans from your Fanagans?

A window display with a flag showing President-elect Joe Biden in a men's clothing shop in Ballina, Co Mayo.
A window display with a flag showing President-elect Joe Biden in a men's clothing shop in Ballina, Co Mayo.
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YOU MIGHT HAVE heard Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States.

Biden’s ancestors are from Ballina, Mayo, as he becomes the latest Irish American to hold the presidency. So, we thought we’d test your knowledge of famous Irish Americans. 

A handy one to start - we all know JFK was a proud Irish American - but what county did his family come from?
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Wicklow
Carlow

Wexford
Waterford
Which of the following actors does NOT claim to have Irish ancestry?
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Alec Baldwin
Anne Hathaway

Mark Wahlberg
Jennifer Garner
George Clooney is Irish (obviously) - sure lads who look like him are ten-a-penny down the local boozer. But where's his family from?
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Mayo
Dublin

Donegal
Kilkenny
Michael Flatley is probably one of the best known Irish Amerian entertainers. But in what year did he and Riverdance burst onto the stage during the Eurovision's interval act?
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1991
1994

1995
1997
How many people in the US can claim they are part-Irish?
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25 million
30 million

35 million
40 million
What did Joe Biden controversially say when greeting then Taoiseach Enda Kenny during a St Patrick's Day visit in 2015?
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Brits Out
If you're wearing orange, you're not welcome here

Mayo 4 Sam
No BBC TV allowed
An Irish American wrote The Great Gatsby - what was his name?
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John Steinbeck
James T Farrell

F Scott Fitzgerald
Frank McCourt
We all know Conan O'Brien has Irish ancestry - just look at him - but which of these talk show hosts claims to be Irish as well?
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Stephen Colbert
Jimmy Kimmel

Craig Ferguson
Ellen De Generes
Star Wars was and still is huge - but which one of these actors from the original does not have Irish roots?
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Harrison Ford
Carrie Fisher

Mark Hamill
Alec Guinness

They all have Irish roots
Will Ferrell says he's Irish - we'll take it. But where did he buy himself a holiday home?
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Cavan
Longford

Monaghan
Leitrim
Answer all the questions to see your result!
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You scored out of !
Begorrah and Bejayziz
You wouldn't miss a bluebottle winkin' at ya!
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
So-So
A good day down the bog will cure the shame of this score.
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You scored out of !
Arra schtap the lights, hey.
You may as well have said Ireland is in the UK.
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