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.
Becky LynchBecky Lynch
30 January 1987
Professional Wrestler
Jack GleesonJack Gleeson
20 May 1992
Actor

Conor McGregorConor McGregor
14 July 1988
Mixed Martial Artist

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
Actor

Cillian MurphyCillian Murphy
25 May 1976
Actor

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
02 April 1977
Actor
Aidan GillenAidan Gillen
24 April 1968
Actor

Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan
12 April 1994
Actress

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854
Playwright

Richard HarrisRichard Harris
01 October 1930
Actor, Singer-Songwriter, Producer, Director
Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

Colin FarrellColin Farrell
31 May 1976
Actor
Robert SheehanRobert Sheehan
07 January 1988
Actor

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
29 November 1898
Novelist

Conor WoodmanConor Woodman
21 March 1974
Film Director
BonoBono
10 May 1960
 

Graham NortonGraham Norton
04 April 1963
Actor
Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole
02 August 1932
Actor

Jonathan Rhys MeyersJonathan Rhys Meyers
27 July 1977
Actor

Stuart TownsendStuart Townsend
15 December 1972
Actor, Director
Michael GambonMichael Gambon
19 October 1940
Actor

Niall HoranNiall Horan
13 September 1993
Singer
Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
18 January 1979
Prime Minister of Ireland

Bob GeldofBob Geldof
05 October 1951
Singer

Brendan GleesonBrendan Gleeson
29 March 1955
Actor

Jessie BuckleyJessie Buckley
28 December 1989
Singer
George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
26 July 1856
Playwright
Katie McGrathKatie McGrath
03 January 1983
Actress

James JoyceJames Joyce
02 February 1882
Writer

Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne
12 May 1950
Actor

SheamusSheamus
28 January 1978
Professional Wrestler
Aidan TurnerAidan Turner
19 June 1983
Actor

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Bram StokerBram Stoker
08 November 1847
Creator of Dracula

Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
18 September 1988
Singer, actor, songwriter
Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch
16 August 1991
Actress

Sinéad CusackSinéad Cusack
18 February 1948
Actress
Yvonne McGuinnessYvonne McGuinness
12 October 1972
Visual Artist

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke
12 January 1729
Statesman

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
30 November 1667
Author and Satirist
Louis WalshLouis Walsh
05 August 1952
Entertainment Manager & TV Personality

JacksepticeyeJacksepticeye
07 February 1990
YouTuber, Producer, Game Commentator, Social Media
Aisling BeaAisling Bea
16 March 1984
Actress, Stand up Comedian

The EdgeThe Edge
08 August 1961
Musician

Kerry CondonKerry Condon
04 January 1983
Actress

Anne BonnyAnne Bonny
08 March 1702
18th Century Pirate

Jonas ArmstrongJonas Armstrong
01 January 1981
Actor
Colm MeaneyColm Meaney
30 May 1953
Actor

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney
13 April 1939
Poet

Sarah BolgerSarah Bolger
28 February 1991
Actress

Bobby SandsBobby Sands
09 March 1954
 
Ian PaisleyIan Paisley
06 April 1926
Politician

Siobhan FaheySiobhan Fahey
10 September 1958
Singer
Art ParkinsonArt Parkinson
19 October 2001
Actor

George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley
12 March 1685
philosopher

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian
Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl KitchenerHerbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener
24 June 1850
Field Marshal

Ali HewsonAli Hewson
23 March 1961
Entrepreneur, Activist
Sorcha CusackSorcha Cusack
09 April 1949
Actress

Dominique McElligottDominique McElligott
05 March 1986
Actress

Robert BoyleRobert Boyle
25 January 1627
Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law
Dylan MoranDylan Moran
03 November 1971
Comedian, Writer, Actor

Andrea CorrAndrea Corr
17 May 1974
Musician
Dervla KirwanDervla Kirwan
24 October 1971
Actress

Phil LaakPhil Laak
08 September 1972
Professional Poker Player

Bugs MoranBugs Moran
21 August 1893
Gangster

Ashton IrwinAshton Irwin
07 July 1994
Drummer, Singer
Richard ToddRichard Todd
11 June 1919
Actor
Wilfrid BrambellWilfrid Brambell
22 March 1912
Actor

Larry Mullen Jr.Larry Mullen Jr.
31 October 1961
Musician

John HumeJohn Hume
18 January 1937
Politician

Neil JordanNeil Jordan
25 February 1950
Film Director
Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet

Thomas MooreThomas Moore
28 May 1779
Poet, Singer, Songwriter, & Entertainer

Colm WilkinsonColm Wilkinson
05 June 1944
Singer, Actor

Brendan BehanBrendan Behan
09 February 1923
Irish poet

William Desmond TaylorWilliam Desmond Taylor
26 April 1872
Actor, Director
Ruth BradleyRuth Bradley
27 January 1987
Actress

John TyndallJohn Tyndall
02 August 1820
Physicist
Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
23 September 1869
Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever

Mairead MaguireMairead Maguire
27 January 1944
Peace Activist

Brian Hanby (Terroriser)Brian Hanby
23 March 1991
YouTube Star
Jim StynesJim Stynes
23 April 1966
Australian Rules Footballer

Matthew BarrettMatthew Barrett
 
Leo Eric Varadkar's Partner
HozierHozier
17 March 1990
Singer, Songwriter

Finn BalorFinn Balor
25 July 1981
Wrestler

TheNewAdamb99TheNewAdamb99
11 October 1999
YouTuber

Thomas BloodThomas Blood
1618 AD
Officer
Ernest WaltonErnest Walton
06 October 1903
Physicist

Jack Butler YeatsJack Butler Yeats
29 August 1871
Irish artist
W B YeatsW B Yeats
13 June 1865
Poet & Dramatist

Dee DevlinDee Devlin
09 August 1986
Wife of Conor McGregor
Michael CollinsMichael Collins
16 October 1890
Politician

Amy ShielsAmy Shiels
21 February 1991
Actress
Mary GleesonMary Gleeson
 
Wife of Brendan Gleeson