March 14, 2013 11:15 AM | By Emma Jones
St. Patrick's Day appreciation: Ireland's best exports

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U2 frontman Bono was born and raised in Dublin. His real name is Paul Hewson, but as a teen in Ireland he was bestowed with the nickname Bono Vox, a Latin phrase that translates as "Good Voice" and a moniker that has stuck with him both personally and professionally. Besides being a rockstar, Bono is also a venture capitalist and owns an estimated $1 billion worth of shares in Facebook. This technically makes him one of the richest musicians in the world. He's also founded four different charitable organizations and owns a $250 million stake in Forbes Media.

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Mar 16, 2013 8:52PM
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I,am IRISH-24/7,and I don't need a drink,to have a good time.I am very,very proud to be  an IRISH CANADIAN,and I thank my grandfather,for comming here,to Montreal,as a very young man,from County Wexford Ireland.It took a lot of guts to pack-up,spend 2 weeks or more on a old wooden ship,and then spend 2-weeks,on Grosse ILE.,Quebec.Those who were not sick,got back on board and left for Montreal,where he settled as a young man.
Mar 17, 2013 4:56AM
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you left out two amazing people who top the charts wonderful couple singers daniel o,donnell and mary duff they are so amazing singers and always in my fave list of the best of ireland to to give us for sure  so happy saint patricks day 

Mar 18, 2013 9:06PM
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My grandfather came from a family,who were rich at that time,and he gave it all up,to come to the NEW WORLD,he left everyone behind,for Montreal,Canada.
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