If you could invite anyone - from any period in history - to Christmas dinner, who would it be?

Would you discuss morality with St Patrick, or quiz Fionn mac Cumhaill about the origins of Irish mythology, or wax lyrical with James Joyce?

Choose your ideal guest list from our suggestions below, or let us know who you would rather have over to dinner in the comments section. We can't wait to see your lists!

Fionn mac Cumhaill - (AKA Finn MacCool or Finn MacCoul) the mythical Irish hunter-warrior.

Brian Boru - 11th century Irish king

Charles Stewart Parnell - Irish nationalist political leader, land reform agitator and founder of the Irish Parliamentary Party.

Michael Collins - Irish revolutionary leader, soldier, and politician

Eamon DeValera - 20th century politician who led Ireland's struggle for independence and led the introduction of the Constitution of Ireland

St. Patrick - 5th century missionary and bishop and patron saint of Ireland

Daniel O’Connell - early 19th century Irish political leader

Countess Markevicz - Irish Sinne Fein politicain, revolutionary nationalist, socialist and suffragette

James Joyce - Highly influential early 20th century Irish novelist and poet

WB Yeats - 19th-20th century Irish poet

Julius Caesar -  Roman general and stateman  widely considered to be one of the greatest military commanders in history.

William Shakespeare - the 16th century English poet, playwright and actor, widely acknowledged as the greatest English language writer.

Marilyn Monroe - the American actress and model, who starred in a number of films in the 1950s and 60s and became famous for her sultry beauty and hourglass figure.  

Oscar Wilde - the 19th century Irish writer, poet, playwright and wit.

Sir Richard Francis Burton - the English explorer, geographer, writer, translater, spy, poet, diplomat and soldier (among many others). He explored the world, and was - apparently - able to speak 29 languages.

Who else would you invite? Let us know your dream Christmas dinner guestlist below.