By Michaela Walsh
5. Liam Neeson
We love him for his roles in Love Actually, Taken and The A-Team - and that’s just the tip of his extensive portfolio. He is also known as just an all-round great guy, not to mention he is probably the only male in the world that would turn down the role of James Bond for a woman.
4. Flavoured Potato Chips
That’s right, you can thank the Irish for those deliciously salty and flavoursome chips that call your name every time you see a vending machine. In the 1950s, Joe ‘Spud’ Murphy, the owner of an Irish potato chip company, produced the world’s first seasoned chips – Cheese and Onion.
We all love a bit of classic rock in Australia, and who can go past good old U2. Forming in Dublin in 1976, U2 have since become one of the biggest rock bands in the world and are committed activists addressing many issues such as poverty, disease and social injustice.
2. Irish Dancing
Let’s be honest, everyone loves Irish dancing. Well not actually dancing, but watching other people do Irish dancing. It is energetic and impressive, and nobody is really sure why the dancers don’t use their arms. But the footwork is so breathtaking it doesn’t even matter.
1. John Joly
You may not know his name but you have a lot to thank him for. This multi-talented physicist, born in 1857, not only brought us colour photography but also radiotherapy for cancer. We think that is pretty awesome and earns this guy the top spot, whether you know his name or not.