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.
Conor McGregorConor McGregor
(Mixed Martial Artist)

14 July 1988

Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan
(Actress)

12 April 1994

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan

16 May 1953

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
(Actor)

02 April 1977

Cillian MurphyCillian Murphy
(Actor)

25 May 1976

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
(Playwright)

16 October 1854

Becky LynchBecky Lynch
(Professional Wrestler)

30 January 1987

Colin FarrellColin Farrell
(Actor)

31 May 1976

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

01 October 1930

Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch
(Actress)

16 August 1991

Bob GeldofBob Geldof
(Singer)

05 October 1951

Michael GambonMichael Gambon
(Actor)

19 October 1940

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

29 November 1898

Brendan GleesonBrendan Gleeson
(Actor)

29 March 1955

Jonathan Rhys MeyersJonathan Rhys Meyers
(Actor)

27 July 1977

BonoBono

10 May 1960

Katie McGrathKatie McGrath
(Actress)

03 January 1983

Niall HoranNiall Horan
(Singer)

13 September 1993

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Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole
(Actor)

02 August 1932

Graham NortonGraham Norton
(Actor)

04 April 1963

Robert SheehanRobert Sheehan
(Actor)

07 January 1988

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner
(Actor)

19 June 1983

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
(Playwright)

26 July 1856

Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne
(Actor)

12 May 1950

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James JoyceJames Joyce
(Writer)

02 February 1882

Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
(Prime Minister of Ireland)

18 January 1979

Phil LynottPhil Lynott
(Singer)

20 August 1949

Jack GleesonJack Gleeson
(Actor)

20 May 1992

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
(Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director)

13 April 1906

JacksepticeyeJacksepticeye
(YouTuber, Producer, Game Commentator, Social Media Personality)

07 February 1990

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Bram StokerBram Stoker
(Creator of Dracula)

08 November 1847

SheamusSheamus
(Professional Wrestler)

28 January 1978

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
(Author and Satirist)

30 November 1667

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke
(Statesman)

12 January 1729

The EdgeThe Edge
(Musician)

08 August 1961

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
(Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker)

26 March 1970

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Bobby SandsBobby Sands

09 March 1954

Aisling BeaAisling Bea
(Actress, Stand up Comedian)

16 March 1984

Anne BonnyAnne Bonny
(18th Century Pirate)

08 March 1702

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
(Singer, actor, songwriter)

18 September 1988

Colm MeaneyColm Meaney
(Actor)

30 May 1953

Louis WalshLouis Walsh
(Entertainment Manager & TV Personality)

05 August 1952

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Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
(Comedian)

16 April 1918

Yvonne McGuinnessYvonne McGuinness
(Visual Artist)

12 October 1972

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

25 January 1627

Dervla KirwanDervla Kirwan
(Actress)

24 October 1971

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney
(Poet)

13 April 1939

Ian PaisleyIan Paisley
(Politician)

06 April 1926

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Dylan MoranDylan Moran
(Comedian, Writer, Actor)

03 November 1971

Richard ToddRichard Todd
(Actor)

11 June 1919

George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley
(philosopher)

12 March 1685

Phil LaakPhil Laak
(Professional Poker Player)

08 September 1972

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
(Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

10 November 1728

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

28 May 1779

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William Desmond TaylorWilliam Desmond Taylor
(Actor, Director)

26 April 1872

Jonas ArmstrongJonas Armstrong
(Actor)

01 January 1981

Brendan BehanBrendan Behan
(Irish poet)

09 February 1923

John HumeJohn Hume
(Politician)

18 January 1937

John TyndallJohn Tyndall
(Physicist)

02 August 1820

Ashton IrwinAshton Irwin
(Drummer, Singer)

07 July 1994

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Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
(Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever)

23 September 1869

Brian Hanby (Terroriser)Brian Hanby
(YouTube Star)

23 March 1989

Thomas BloodThomas Blood
(Officer)

1618 AD

HozierHozier
(Singer, Songwriter)

17 March 1990

Matthew BarrettMatthew Barrett
(Leo Eric Varadkar's Partner)
Mairead MaguireMairead Maguire
(Peace Activist)

27 January 1944

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TheNewAdamb99TheNewAdamb99
(YouTuber)

11 October 1999

Amy ShielsAmy Shiels
(Actress)

21 February 1991

Finn BalorFinn Balor
(Wrestler)

25 July 1981

Ernest WaltonErnest Walton
(Physicist)

06 October 1903

Jim StynesJim Stynes
(Australian Rules Footballer)

23 April 1966

Michael CollinsMichael Collins
(Politician)

16 October 1890

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Jack Butler YeatsJack Butler Yeats
(Irish artist)

29 August 1871

Allie SherlockAllie Sherlock
(Singer)

07 April 2005

Jonathan Saccone-JolyJonathan Saccone-Joly
(YouTube Personality)

13 February 1980