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

Famous People From Ireland
If there is one thing that ties all Irish men together besides their gift of gab and love for Irish beers, it is their ingenuity and their incredible ability to do all things great. Ask an Irish about his country's resourcefulness and he would happily rattle off a long list of Celtic creations like the pedal-powered wheel chair or the solar-powered flashlight. While these Irish invention might sound funny to many, there is little denying or doubting the ingenuity of the sons of Erin who have immeasurably contributed to our lives in unfathomable ways. From Joseph Murphy's flavored potato chips to Robert Percival's soda water and from John Phillip Holland's submarine to Arthur Guinness ales, the world indeed has a lot to be thankful for to the Irish. Then there is this distinguished lot of heralded scribes like Oscar Wilde, Jonathan Swift, James Joyce and Sir George Bernard Shaw who gave Ireland a remarkable identity in the world of literature. With so much to know and explore about the Irish, let us dig deep into the lives of famous Irish men and read their biographies, timeline, trivia, and interesting facts.
Conor McGregorConor McGregor
(Mixed Martial Artist)

14 July 1988

Crumlin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Cancer

Cillian MurphyCillian Murphy
(Actor)

25 May 1976

Douglas, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Gemini

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan

16 May 1953

Drogheda, Ireland

Taurus

SheamusSheamus
(Professional Wrestler)

28 January 1978

Cabra, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Aquarius

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
(Playwright)

16 October 1854

30 November 1900

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Libra

Brendan GleesonBrendan Gleeson
(Actor)

29 March 1955

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Aries

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
(Novelist)

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

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
(Author and Satirist)

30 November 1667

19 October 1745

Dublin, Republic of 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

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney
(Poet)

13 April 1939

30 August 2013

Castledawson

Aries

John FordJohn Ford
(Film Director & Producer)

01 February 1894

31 August 1973

Cape Elizabeth

Aquarius

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

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
(Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker)

26 March 1970

Camberwell

Aries

Brian Hanby (Terroriser)Brian Hanby
(YouTube Star)

23 March 1989

Dublin, Ireland

Aries

Finn BalorFinn Balor
(Wrestler)

25 July 1981

Bray, County Wicklow, Republic of Ireland

Leo

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

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
(Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

10 November 1728

04 April 1774

Ballymahon

Scorpio

Brendan BehanBrendan Behan

09 February 1923

20 March 1964

Dublin, Ireland

Aquarius

Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
(Prime Minister of Ireland)

18 January 1979

Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland

Capricorn

William Desmond TaylorWilliam Desmond Taylor
(Actor, Director)

26 April 1872

01 February 1922

Carlow

Taurus

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

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

07 February 1990

Athlone, Ireland

Aquarius

Daithi De NoglaDaithi De Nogla
(YouTube Personality & Comedian)

06 July 1992

Ireland

Cancer

W B YeatsW B Yeats
(Poet & Dramatist)

13 June 1865

28 January 1939

Ireland

Gemini

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

Niall HoranNiall Horan
(Singer)

13 September 1993

Mullingar, Republic of Ireland

Virgo

John LukeJohn Luke
(Artist)

19 January 1906

04 February 1975

Belfast

Capricorn

Denis O’BrienDenis O’Brien
(Entrepreneur)

19 April 1958

Republic of Ireland

Aries

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

04 August 1805

02 September 1865

Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Leo

George MooreGeorge Moore
(Irish novelist)

24 February 1852

21 January 1933

Pisces

Jonathan Saccone-JolyJonathan Saccone-Joly
(YouTube Personality)

13 February 1980

Ireland

Aquarius

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
(Poet)

27 April 1904

22 May 1972

Ballintubber

Taurus

Colin O’DonoghueColin O’Donoghue
(Actor, Musician)

26 January 1981

Drogheda, Republic of Ireland

Aquarius

Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole
(Actor)

02 August 1932

14 December 2013

Connemara

Leo

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

09 April 2014

Cork, Ireland

Aries

Danny O DonoghueDanny O Donoghue
(Singer)

03 October 1979

Dublin, Ireland

Libra

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

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

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

Ronan TynanRonan Tynan
(Irish tenor singer)

14 May 1960

County Kilkenny, Ireland

Taurus

Seán MacBrideSeán MacBride
(diplomat, politician, lawyer, journalist)

26 January 1904

15 January 1988

Paris

Aquarius

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

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

Kevin RocheKevin Roche
(Architect)

14 June 1922

Dublin

Gemini

Albert ReynoldsAlbert Reynolds
(Politician)

03 November 1932

21 August 2014

Roosky

Scorpio

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