List of famous Irish people with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Think there is nothing more to Ireland than its own "beer-soaked revelries" and its sexiest nationalities? If yes, then you really need to sit up and read intently about the lives, struggles, and accomplishments of some of world's famous Irish people that will not just fill you with deep admiration, but will leave your jaws hanging on the floor. That is right! While beer, revelry and revolution has always been some of the essential components of an Irish life, amid all the fight, fun, wit and wisdom there is this impressive lot of extraordinary Irish people who have made significant contribution to the world in their own unique way. From heralded scribes and ingenious inventors to national heroes and a credulous intelligence unit, this land of luck, literature and leprechauns have marked an indelible place in the heart of the world, thanks to these great people. Pour yourself a pint and grab that bag of crisps as you take a glimpse down the inspiring lives of Ireland's famous people in the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts wrapped up in their biographies below.
Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan

16 May 1953

Drogheda, Ireland

Taurus

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
(Playwright)

16 October 1854

30 November 1900

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Libra

Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch
(Actress)

16 August 1991

Termonfeckin, Republic of Ireland

Leo

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis

29 November 1898

22 November 1963

Belfast

Sagittarius

Colin FarrellColin Farrell
(Actor)

31 May 1976

Castleknock

Gemini

BonoBono

10 May 1960

Taurus

Richard HarrisRichard Harris
(Actor, Singer-Songwriter, Producer, Director)

01 October 1930

25 October 2002

Limerick City, Irish Free State (now Republic of Ireland)

Libra

James JoyceJames Joyce
(Writer)

02 February 1882

13 January 1941

Rathgar, Dublin

Aquarius

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
(Playwright)

26 July 1856

02 November 1950

Dublin

Leo

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke
(Statesman)

12 January 1729

09 July 1797

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Capricorn

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
(Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director)

13 April 1906

22 December 1989

Foxrock, Ireland

Aries

Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
(Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever)

23 September 1869

11 November 1938

Cookstown, County Tyrone, Ireland

Virgo

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
(Author and Satirist)

30 November 1667

19 October 1745

Ireland

Sagittarius

Bob GeldofBob Geldof
(Singer)

05 October 1951

Dún Laoghaire

Libra

Bram StokerBram Stoker
(Creator of Dracula)

08 November 1847

20 April 1912

Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland

Scorpio

Michael CollinsMichael Collins
(Politician)

16 October 1890

22 August 1922

County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Libra

Robert BoyleRobert Boyle
(Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law)

25 January 1627

30 December 1691

Ireland

Aquarius

John FordJohn Ford
(Film Director & Producer)

01 February 1894

31 August 1973

Cape Elizabeth

Aquarius

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney
(Poet)

13 April 1939

30 August 2013

Castledawson

Aries

Louis WalshLouis Walsh
(Entertainment Manager & TV Personality)

05 August 1952

Kiltimagh

Leo

Bobby SandsBobby Sands

09 March 1954

05 May 1981

Newtownabbey

Pisces

Dylan MoranDylan Moran
(Comedian, Writer, Actor)

03 November 1971

Navan

Scorpio

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan

16 April 1918

27 February 2002

Ahmednagar

Aries

Cyrus MistryCyrus Pallonji Mistry
(Ex Chairman of Tata Group)

04 July 1968

Cancer

George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley

12 March 1685

14 January 1753

County Kilkenny, Ireland

Pisces

Ian PaisleyIan Paisley
(Politician)

06 April 1926

12 September 2014

Armagh

Aries

Anne SullivanAnne Sullivan

14 April 1866

20 October 1936

Feeding Hills

Aries

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
(Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker)

26 March 1970

Camberwell

Aries

Thomas MooreThomas Moore
(Poet, Singer, Songwriter, & Entertainer)

28 May 1779

25 February 1852

Dublin, Ireland

Gemini

Richard ToddRichard Todd
(Actor)

11 June 1919

03 December 2009

Dublin, Ireland

Gemini

Brendan BehanBrendan Behan

09 February 1923

20 March 1964

Dublin, Ireland

Aquarius

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
(Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

10 November 1728

04 April 1774

Ballymahon

Scorpio

William Desmond TaylorWilliam Desmond Taylor
(Actor, Director)

26 April 1872

01 February 1922

Carlow

Taurus

Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
(Prime Minister of Ireland)

18 January 1979

Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland

Capricorn

John TyndallJohn Tyndall
(Physicist)

02 August 1820

04 December 1893

Leighlinbridge, County Carlow, Ireland

Leo

John HumeJohn Hume

18 January 1937

Derry, Northern Ireland

Capricorn

Thomas BloodThomas Blood

1618 AD

24 August 1680

County of Clare, Kingdom of Ireland

Ernest WaltonErnest Walton
(Physicist)

06 October 1903

25 June 1995

Dungarvan

Libra

Mairead MaguireMairead Maguire
(Peace Activist)

27 January 1944

Belfast

Aquarius

Jim StynesJim Stynes
(Australian Rules Footballer)

23 April 1966

20 March 2012

Dublin

Taurus

Jack Butler YeatsJack Butler Yeats

29 August 1871

28 March 1957

London, England

Virgo

John LukeJohn Luke
(Artist)

19 January 1906

04 February 1975

Belfast

Capricorn

W B YeatsW B Yeats
(Poet & Dramatist)

13 June 1865

28 January 1939

Ireland

Gemini

George MooreGeorge Moore

24 February 1852

21 January 1933

Pisces

Betty WilliamsBetty Williams
(President of the ‘World Centers of Compassion for Children’ and Founder of 'Community for Peace People')

22 May 1943

Belfast

Gemini

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
(Poet)

27 April 1904

22 May 1972

Ballintubber

Taurus

Sinead O’ConnorSinead O’Connor
(Singer-songwriter)

08 December 1966

Glenageary, County Dublin, Ireland

Sagittarius

Brian Hanby (Terroriser)Brian Hanby
(YouTube Star)

23 March 1989

Dublin, Ireland

Aries

Daithi De NoglaDaithi De Nogla
(YouTube Personality & Comedian)

06 July 1992

Ireland

Cancer

Eduardo Saccone-JolyEduardo Saccone-Joly
(Member of Saccone Family)

09 April 2014

Cork, Ireland

Aries

Jonathan Saccone-JolyJonathan Saccone-Joly
(YouTube Personality)

13 February 1980

Ireland

Aquarius

Maureen O’HaraMaureen O’Hara
(Actress)

17 August 1920

Ranelagh, Republic of Ireland

Leo

Sophia MitchellSophia Mitchell
(Model, Social Media Star)

02 August 2000

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Leo

Denis O’BrienDenis O’Brien
(Entrepreneur)

19 April 1958

Republic of Ireland

Aries

Niall HoranNiall Horan
(Singer)

13 September 1993

Mullingar, Republic of Ireland

Virgo

Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole
(Actor)

02 August 1932

14 December 2013

Connemara

Leo

Seán William McLoughlinSeán William McLoughlin
(YouTuber, Producer, Game Commentator, and Social Media Personality)

07 February 1990

Athlone, Ireland

Aquarius

Sir William Rowan HamiltonSir William Rowan Hamilton
(Physicist, Astronomer and Mathematician)

04 August 1805

02 September 1865

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Leo

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
(Actor)

02 April 1977

Heidelberg

Aries

Graham NortonGraham Norton
(Television presenter, Actor, Radio personality, Journalist, Film actor)

04 April 1963

Clondalkin

Aries

Jimmy CarrJimmy Carr
(Actor, Comedian, Television presenter)

15 September 1972

London

Virgo

The EdgeThe Edge
(Guitarist, Singer, Banjoist, Pianist, Film score composer, Musician)

08 August 1961

London

Leo

Johnny McDaidJohnny McDaid
(Record producer, Songwriter)

24 July 1976

Derry

Leo

Tim CahillTim Cahill
(Association football player, Screenwriter)

06 December 1979

Sydney

Sagittarius

Phil LynottPhil Lynott
(Bassist, Singer, Musician, Pianist, Songwriter)

20 August 1949

04 January 1986

Paysandú Department

Leo

Jonathan WaltersJonathan Walters
(Association football player)

20 September 1983

Birkenhead

Virgo

Gerry AdamsGerry Adams
(Politician)

06 October 1948

Belfast

Libra

Katherine RyanKatherine Ryan
(Comedian)

30 June 1983

Sarnia

Cancer

Brian FrielBrian Friel
(Writer, Playwright, Theatre director, Politician)

09 January 1929

02 October 2015

Omagh

Capricorn

Terry WoganTerry Wogan
(Radio personality, Television presenter, Q22343421)

03 August 1938

31 January 2016

Limerick

Leo

James McCleanJames McClean
(Association football player)

22 April 1989

Derry

Taurus

Iris MurdochIris Murdoch
(Poet, Philosopher, Novelist, Writer, Biographer)

15 July 1919

08 February 1999

Dublin

Cancer

Robert Erskine ChildersRobert Erskine Childers
(Writer, Politician, Novelist)

25 June 1870

24 November 1922

Glendalough

Cancer

Roger CasementRoger Casement
(Diplomat, Writer, Poet)

01 September 1864

03 August 1916

County Dublin

Virgo

John LennoxJohn Lennox
(mathematician, philosopher of science, university teacher)

07 November 1943

Northern Ireland

Scorpio

Cyril CusackCyril Cusack
(Actor)

26 November 1910

07 October 1993

Durban

Sagittarius

Lafcadio HearnLafcadio Hearn
(Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, University teacher, Poet, Literary critic, Children's writer)

27 June 1850

26 September 1904

Greece

Cancer

Michael Craig-MartinMichael Craig-Martin
(Sculptor, Painter, University teacher)

28 August 1941

Dublin

Virgo

Peter LalorPeter Lalor

05 February 1827

09 February 1889

County Laois

Aquarius

James FitzGibbonJames FitzGibbon
(Military personnel)

16 November 1780

10 December 1862

Glin

Scorpio

Richard Brinsley SheridanRichard Brinsley Sheridan
(Poet, Politician, Librettist, Writer, Playwright)

30 October 1751

07 July 1816

Dublin

Scorpio

Augustus Saint-GaudensAugustus Saint-Gaudens
(Sculptor)

01 March 1848

03 August 1907

Dublin

Pisces

Mike HoareMike Hoare
(Mercenary, Accountant, Military personnel, Writer)

17 March 1919

Dublin

Pisces

David Beatty, 1st Earl BeattyDavid Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty
(Politician, Military personnel)

17 January 1871

11 March 1936

County Wexford

Capricorn

James HobanJames Hoban
(Architect)

1762 AD

08 December 1831

County Kilkenny, Republic of Ireland

Sir William Johnson, 1st BaronetSir William Johnson, 1st Baronet
(politician, diplomat, officer)

1715 AD

11 July 1774

County Meath

Edward Gordon CraigEdward Gordon Craig
(Actor, Director, Illustrator, Scenographer, Painter)

16 January 1872

29 July 1966

Stevenage

Capricorn

Gavin FridayGavin Friday
(Singer-songwriter, Actor, Composer, Singer, Painter)

08 October 1959

Dublin

Libra

John RedmondJohn Redmond
(Politician)

01 September 1856

06 March 1918

County Wexford

Virgo

John Philip HollandJohn Philip Holland
(engineer, entrepreneur, inventor, submariner)

01 March 1841

12 August 1914

Liscannor

Pisces

Eric BellEric Bell
(Musician, Guitarist)

03 September 1947

Belfast

Virgo

Catherine McAuleyCatherine McAuley
(Religious)

29 September 1778

11 November 1841

Dublin

Libra

Sir Henry Wilson, 1st BaronetSir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet
(Politician, Military personnel)

05 May 1864

22 June 1922

County Longford

Taurus

James McCarthyJames McCarthy
(association football player)

12 November 1990

Glasgow

Scorpio

George Johnstone StoneyGeorge Johnstone Stoney
(Physicist)

15 February 1826

05 July 1911

County Offaly

Aquarius

Francis Ysidro EdgeworthFrancis Ysidro Edgeworth
(Economist, Statistician, Lawyer, Mathematician)

08 February 1845

13 February 1926

County Longford

Aquarius

John TolandJohn Toland
John William DunneJohn William Dunne

Richard D. JamesRichard D. James
(Record Producer,club DJ, Composer)

18 August 1971

Limerick, Ireland

Leo

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