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Irish Giant

Charles Byrne (1761–1783), a man born in Londonderry/Derry who, when he died at the age of 22 of alcohol intoxication, stood 7’7, making him the first known person to have acromegaly.
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John Charles Byrne, currently serving a sentence for drugs and firearms offences, left HMP Hatfield, in Doncaster, on day release on August 2, but failed to return that evening.
Charles Byrne, the charity's director of fundraising, said: "Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Poppy Appeal and contribute enormously to the charity year-round through a variety of roles Last year PS110,000 was raised in Coventry - this year we hope to generate even more.
The Royal British Legion Director of Fundraising Charles Byrne said: "We support the entire Armed Forces community past and present, but families are at the heart of the Legion's 2013 Appeal.
Macmillan spokesman Charles Byrne said: "There are more than two million people in the UK living with cancer and every penny we raise will help us reach out to even more people who need our support.
The 'Irish Giant' Charles Byrne -whose stage name was O'Brien -was born in Littlebridge, Northern Ireland, in 1761.
Charles Byrne, Macmillan's head of corporate partnerships and events said the staff had made an "amazing achievement".
Charles Byrne, an engineer who worked on the Lunar Orbiter program, longed to make these views more accessible to the public.
Charles Byrne, director of fundraising for the Royal British Legion, added: "You can bake, play games or "er prizes in exchange for a small contribution to donate to the Legion's vital work.
In an open letter to the governing body of world football, director general Charles Byrne said: "We ask you, Fifa, in the strongest terms, that you permit players to honour the commitment and sacrifices of the Armed Forces.
Michael Brennan is calling on an English museum to release the 8ft 2in skeleton of Charles Byrne so he can get his dying wish to be buried at sea.
Accordingly, after more than 200 years of display it is now time for the Hunterian Museum to release his skeleton and finally give Charles Byrne a burial fit for a giant.
Boherard Boy Trainer: Charles Byrnes 5th, 2m maiden hurdle, Tramore, January 1 Charles Byrnes has started the season in reasonable form, saddling a one-two in a competitive Cork handicap hurdle and, while this five-year-old is nothing out of the ordinary, he is showing enough to suggest he has a race or two in him.