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    William Butler Yeats, poet and playwright and Nobel Prize Winner for Literature in 1923

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    Dubliner and Nobel Laureate George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize for Literature, 1925)

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    Nobel Prize in Physics winner Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton (1951)

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    Samuel Beckett, Nobel Prize in Literature winner, 1969

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    Sean MacBride, the former Foreign Minister for Eire, signing the Treaty of London which brought the Council of Europe into being. MacBride won half of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974

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    Mairead Corrigan (left) and Betty Williams, peace campaigners in Northern Ireland, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976

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    Derry-born Seamus Heaney, 1995's Nobel Prize in Literature winner

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    Former SDLP leader John Hume, the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize winner (along with David Trimble)

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