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Famous Irishmens

People listed are almost always native to the country. We do (on occasion) include those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life, or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavors.

A - B

  • Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander hymn writer
  • Francis Bacon artist
  • Michael William Balfe composer
  • John Banville author, journalist
  • Samuel Beckett playwright, author
  • Brendan Behan author, playwright
  • Paudge Behan actor
  • Patrick Bergin actor
  • George Berkeley philosopher
  • Maeve Binchy writer
  • Mary Black singer
  • Patrick "Packie" Bonnor soccer goal keeper
  • Bono singer
  • Brian Boru king
  • Clare Boylan author
  • Robert Boyle chemist, physicist, inventor
  • George Brent actor
  • Saint Brigid saint
  • Pierce Brosnan actor
  • Paul Byrom tenor
  • Gabriel "Gay" Byrne radio, television presenter
  • Neil Byrne singer, musician
C - E
  • Paddy Casey singer, songwriter
  • Celtic Thunder music group
  • Celtic Woman music group
  • Eoin Colfer author
  • Michael Collins revolutionary leader
  • Jerome Connor sculptor
  • Corrs pop band
  • Tom Crean explorer
  • Eamon de Valera former president
  • (born in New York)
  • Ninette de Valois dancer, founder london royal ballet
  • Michael Valentine "Val" Doonican singer
  • Roddy Doyle author, screenwriter
  • Ronnie Drew singer, musician
  • Frank Duff founder legion of mary
  • Easter Rising heros names and details here!
  • Desmond Egan poet
  • Enya singer

F - G

  • Collin Farrell actor
  • John Field composer, pianist
  • Barry Fitzgerald actor
  • Geraldine Fitzgerald actress
  • Fionnuala Flanagan actress
  • W. H. Grattan Flood historian, musicologist
  • Percy French singer, songwriter
  • Brenda Fricker actress
  • Brian Friel playwright
  • Fureys folk band
  • Rory Gallagher musician
  • Sir Michael Gambon actor
  • Brendan Gleeson actor
  • Ann Glover last person hung as witch in Boston
  • Oliver Goldsmith author, playwright
  • W.R. Grace founder w.r. grace & company
  • John Robert Gregg developed shorthand system
  • Arthur Guinness founder guinness brewery
H
  • Sir William Rowan Hamilton astronomer
  • Padraig Harrington golfer
  • Richard Harris actor
  • Catherine Hayes opera singer
  • Gemma Hayes singer, songwriter
  • Niall James Horan singer

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This page was last modified on April 7, 2017.