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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.

H - J

  • Dermot Healy author, playwright
  • James Hoban architect, designed u.s. white house
  • Eddie Hobbs television host, author
  • John Philip Holland developed u. s. navy submarine
  • Jennifer Johnston author
  • Neil Jordan filmmaker, author
  • James Joyce author
  • Trevor Joyce poet
K - L
  • Patrick Kavanagh poet
  • Robert "Robbie" Keane footballer
  • Roy Keane footballer
  • Anthony Kearns tenor
  • Ronan Keating singer, songwriter
  • Luke Kelly singer, musician
  • John F. Kennedy american president
  • Pat Kenny television host
  • Caitlin Rebekah Kiernan author
  • Paddy Killoran fiddler
  • Dave King singer, lyricist
  • Lord Kitchener british field marshall, diplomat
  • Daniel Day Lewis actor
  • Johnny Logan singer
M - N
  • Dermot Mannion ceo aer lingus
  • Kevin McBride boxer
  • John McCormack tenor
  • Frank McCourt author
  • Barry McGuigan boxer
  • Frank McGuinness playwright
  • Colm Meaney actor
  • Christy Moore singer, songwriter, musician
  • Cillian Murphy actor
  • Richard Murphy poet
  • Devon Murray actor
  • Jim Norton actor
O
  • Denis O'Brien founder esat telecom
  • Liam O'Comain journalist, revolutionary, author
  • Turlough O'Carolan composer
  • Daniel O'Connell "the liberator"
  • Maura O'Connell singer
  • Sinead O'Connor singer
  • Kevin Izod O'Doherty politician, founder Irish Tribune
  • Daniel O'Donnell singer
  • George "Boy George" Alan O'Dowd singer, songwriter
  • Mary O'Hara singer
  • Maureen O'Hara actress, singer
  • Sean O Riada composer, bandleader
  • Milo O'Shea actor
  • Maureen O'Sullivan actress
  • Peter O'Toole actor
P - S
  • Edward Lovett Pearce architect
  • Aidan Quinn actor
  • Carmel Quinn entertainer
  • Edel Quinn missionary
  • Glenn Quinn actor
  • Johnathan Rhys-Meyers actor
  • Damien Rice singer, songwriter, musician
  • Mary Robinson first female president
  • Kevin Roche architect
  • Stephen Roche cyclist
  • Cornelius Ryan author
  • Bobby Sands leader 1981 hunger strike
  • Fiona Shaw actress
  • George Bernard Shaw playwright
  • Richard Brinsley Sheridan playwright, whig statesman
  • Skid Row music group
  • Michelle Smith olympic medalist
  • St. Patrick patron saint of Ireland
  • Laurence Sterne author
  • Bram Stoker author
  • John L Sullivan boxer
T - Y
  • Thin Lizzy rock band
  • Ronan Tynan tenor
  • U2 pop band
  • Eamon de Valera politician, former president (born in USA)
  • Ernest Walton physicist
  • Arthur Wellesley 1st duke of wellington, army soldier, statesman
  • Westlife pop band
  • Oscar Wilde author, playwright
  • Terry Wogan radio, television broadcaster
  • Finbar Wright tenor
  • W. B. Yeats poet

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.