What Is Your Town/Village 'Claim To Fame'?
Did you know Quilty is the home of Marty Morrissey and where the first ever Marty Party took place!?
And the original home of Guinness wasn't Dublin.
This had a huge reaction.
We've included some of the highlights below! Then we have the full list down the bottom!
"Kilbarrack in Dublins Northside had the movie The Snapper filmed there and our train station had the famous Packie Bonner Mural after his Italy 90 penalty save! Dermot"
"Whitestown, Greenore in Dundalk home to Grandparents of ex us Vice President Joe Biden.... and he has visited a few times once whilst in office and privately."
"Tom Cruise's ancestors hail from a small village called Kilteevan in Co Roscommon #claimtofame #upthejoes Ron"
"Kilcock is the only place in Ireland that has rail, road, cycle path, pedestrian path & canal running all beside each other in parallel. Sinead"
"I'm Gary and my town is Trim in Meath and our claim to fame is our castle because they filmed a lot of Braveheart in the castle in the 90s, an Oscar winning movie was made in out town which is awesome!"
"My name is Paul Callan . I'm 10yrs old and in my primary school in Baltinglass, Scoil Naomh Iosaf we have a world record of the largest mosaic in the world. The students made it in 2009. The president Mary Mc Aleese came to see it."
"Bansha in co. Tipperary was first village in Ireland to get rural electrification."
"First fatality from a motor vehicle accident in the world was in Birr Co. Offaly in 1869... from Fergal"
"Muireann my local parish Blackwater in Co. Wexford held the all Ireland lying competition in Whelan’s pub and locally known as Saucer's pub. Shane"
"In Portarlington there’s an International Snail Eating Competition every year!" Tommy