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Cringing Cult of Celebrity in Portrush, Antrim*

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Cringing Cult of Celebrity
  • Archie bill
  • scary jack
  • shakey m
  • George Bush planned to invade the Skerry Islands if Congress didn't agree to invade Iraq. Boy, didn't we have a narrow escape!
  • Digger Wilmount /,/
  • Spud
  • Seamus jubbly
  • Seamus jubbly
  • Graham Gardiner lives about here the Goodies remember
  • The Guy from Super Tramp has a pad here
  • huh?
  • noddy lives here
  • JIMMY NESBITT
  • tweet the local dealer everyone likes him then there is david and eddie mullan with there big houses bought with the drug money they r allowed to make because they r touts recording there phone calls to give to the psni they will get theirs
  • jano the beat master
  • jano the beat master
  • FADGE.Stoped smoking three years ago. His pipe has appearesd occasionally ever since on Ebay."tobaccoania" section.
  • Big Davey
  • That Twat Nesbit, love his shows but dont like him as he stole my girlfriend as a 14yr old
  • Fungus McGringle
  • Caroline Quinn aka CQ aka Quinnie aka Woolfie went off to save the world and lived at Greenham Common as well as a selection of other peace camps around the world - still saving the world somewhere in the world.
  • SARA RAMAGE
  • trev curry?????????
  • Joe Abdul
  • the Fat controller aka the ring master.
  • The wicker man and his magic car ;-}
  • James Nesbitt, Sarah Travers
  • Big Barney
  • Captain JJ Kidd was born at Greenock, in Scotland, and being bred as a sailor he eventually became known as the "Wizard of the Seas." Having quitted his native country, he resided, where he became owner of a small vessel, with which he traded among the pirates, obtained a thorough knowledge of their haunts, and could give a better account of them than any other person whatever.
  • Hairey McFairy
  • Randy Vanwarmer has a holiday home here.
  • Dr Longbone (the 1 & only)
  • Chris "PAW, PAW" Tinkler - manager of portrush Yacht Club. Never leave bigman. Place would never be the same. "GIVE UP THEM SMOKIES" !!!!!
  • G-Box (Gareth Baxter) from Trogg's, the only GOOD thing from Ballymoney!
  • Trev Curry - Artist
  • BIG SHAKKA
  • Cliffie (Baby) Mason.
  • Charlie mcconaghie - you all know him - campaigns for anything and everything! twirly tache!
  • chris de burgh has been seen at a take away in causeway street .
  • Louis Craig had an annual residency at the Sand Dunes on Easter Mondays of past.
  • There are now 28 listed child sex offenders living in Portrush. Dunno about you but that p*sses me right off...
  • Bob Cock roft
  • The dancing tramp from Bushmills was picked up, hosed down, and deposited in the warmth and restraint of a residential home in Bushmills. Sammy Woods a superhero - you have to be joking - or a tourist - or both!!!!
  • Mickey McAuley did he ever get that EMI deal ???
  • Dessie Stewart what a great mayor he will make.
  • Christen Alexander good on u .
  • Gerry McAlease famous for working with the hit factory on some of Kylieís early numbers.Portrush has lots of local heroes to many to name / u never know who u will bump into on Main St in the summer, some very famous people who donít like the South of France like Chrissie Hinds Ben Elton Ruby Wax and Jack Duckworth from Cornie, This is just a few ive have met here.
  • Ozzy Orsborne can be seen in the town sometimes ,He normally stays at that well known Guru's House in Croc-na-mac in the summer time when neither of them are touring.
  • Wakey Liken, John Kidd, Robert Crampsie, Buckie McIntyre, Jimmy White, Sean Mc Caughan, Motor World in Causeway street.
  • Fidel Castro resided briefly,as a boy,in Ramore Street by the harbour. Mickey Wiggins,the last hung Irishman,was born in Quarry Court in Portrush in 1907. John "jj" Kidd (see Musical Instrument Shops).
  • Brian Logan or not. Stewart Chalmers lighting engineer. Dessie Stewart . Tony McIntyre great Guy. Norman Hillis tv star. Whekey Liken
  • Fidel Castro lived in Ramore Street during his childhood.
  • Willie Bacon
  • Dessie Stewart The Firepish 10 4 goodbuddy 1979
  • Sir Walter Scott
  • bucky mcintyre well known for his words of wisdom,
  • darren clark owns a house here.
  • BILLY SMARTS!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Apart from myself....sorry I have no idea.
  • Christina Agrilera lived at 14 randal park when she was six!!
  • kimanche
  • All the members of P.C.D.G. (Keep up the good work!!)
  • Portrush is its own claim to fame! Who needs celebrities?
  • James Simmons, poet and singer, lived in Kerr Street for a time.
  • Bopper,Paul Johnson and the rest of the lads.
  • Fyfe Ewing from Therapy.
  • Ask any of the locals and they will tell you that one of the British Open Golf champions is from the area...even plays at the Portrush Golf Course. Naturally, he is so famous that I don't remember his name!

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Last updated: 2012-05-01

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