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
14 July 1988
Mixed Martial Artist
Cillian MurphyCillian Murphy
25 May 1976
Actor

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
Actor

Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan
12 April 1994
Actress

Richard HarrisRichard Harris
01 October 1930
Actor

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
02 April 1977
Actor
Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854
Playwright

Colin FarrellColin Farrell
31 May 1976
Actor

Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury
16 October 1925
Actress
Graham NortonGraham Norton
04 April 1963
Actor

Jessie BuckleyJessie Buckley
28 December 1989
Singer
C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
29 November 1898
Writer

Michael GambonMichael Gambon
19 October 1940
Actor

Sinead O’ConnorSinead O’Connor
08 December 1966
Singer-songwriter

Robert SheehanRobert Sheehan
07 January 1988
Actor

Brendan GleesonBrendan Gleeson
29 March 1955
Actor
Jonathan Rhys MeyersJonathan Rhys Meyers
27 July 1977
Actor

Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole
02 August 1932
Actor

Becky LynchBecky Lynch
30 January 1987
Professional Wrestler

Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne
12 May 1950
Actor
Maureen O’HaraMaureen O’Hara
17 August 1920
Actress

BonoBono
10 May 1960
 
Aidan GillenAidan Gillen
24 April 1968
Actor

Stella MaxwellStella Maxwell
15 May 1990
Actress

Niall HoranNiall Horan
13 September 1993
Singer
Katie McGrathKatie McGrath
03 January 1983
Actress

Aisling BeaAisling Bea
16 March 1984
Actress, Stand up Comedian
George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
26 July 1856
Playwright

Rory McllroyRory Mcllroy
04 May 1989
Golfer

Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch
16 August 1991
Actress
JacksepticeyeJacksepticeye
07 February 1990
YouTuber, Producer, Game Commentator, Social Media

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James JoyceJames Joyce
02 February 1882
Writer
Yvonne McGuinnessYvonne McGuinness
12 October 1972
Visual Artist

Stuart TownsendStuart Townsend
15 December 1972
Actor, Director

Bob GeldofBob Geldof
05 October 1951
Singer

Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer
HozierHozier
17 March 1990
Singer, Songwriter
Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
18 January 1979
Teachta Dála

W B YeatsW B Yeats
13 June 1865
Poet & Dramatist

Dominique McElligottDominique McElligott
05 March 1986
Actress

SheamusSheamus
28 January 1978
Professional Wrestler
Allie SherlockAllie Sherlock
07 April 2005
Singer

Christine LampardChristine Lampard
02 February 1979
Television Presenter

Sinéad CusackSinéad Cusack
18 February 1948
Actress

Aisling FranciosiAisling Franciosi
06 June 1993
Actress

Michael CollinsMichael Collins
16 October 1890
Politician
Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director
Colm MeaneyColm Meaney
30 May 1953
Actor

Bram StokerBram Stoker
08 November 1847
Creator of Dracula

Finn BalorFinn Balor
25 July 1981
Wrestler
Jack GleesonJack Gleeson
20 May 1992
Actor

Amybeth McNultyAmybeth McNulty
07 November 2001
Actress
Siobhan FaheySiobhan Fahey
10 September 1958
Singer

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke
12 January 1729
Statesman

Bobby SandsBobby Sands
09 March 1954
 

Terry WoganTerry Wogan
03 August 1938
Television presenter

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
30 November 1667
Author and Satirist
The EdgeThe Edge
08 August 1961
Musician

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney
13 April 1939
Poet

Dervla KirwanDervla Kirwan
24 October 1971
Actress

Michael HigginsMichael Higgins
18 April 1941
President of Ireland
Anne BonnyAnne Bonny
08 March 1702
18th Century Pirate

Colin O’DonoghueColin O’Donoghue
26 January 1981
Actor, Musician
Sorcha CusackSorcha Cusack
09 April 1949
Actress

Sarah BolgerSarah Bolger
28 February 1991
Actress

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian
Andrea CorrAndrea Corr
17 May 1974
Musician

Dylan MoranDylan Moran
03 November 1971
Comedian, Writer, Actor
Kerry CondonKerry Condon
04 January 1983
Actress

Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl KitchenerHerbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener
24 June 1850
Field Marshal

Louis WalshLouis Walsh
05 August 1952
Entertainment Manager & TV Personality
Ali HewsonAli Hewson
23 March 1961
Entrepreneur, Activist

Conor WoodmanConor Woodman
21 March 1974
Film Director
Jonas ArmstrongJonas Armstrong
01 January 1981
Actor

Wilfrid BrambellWilfrid Brambell
22 March 1912
Actor

Richard ToddRichard Todd
11 June 1919
Actor

Ian PaisleyIan Paisley
06 April 1926
Politician
Neil HarbissonNeil Harbisson
27 July 1984
Cyborg Artist
C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
27 April 1904
Poet

Phil LaakPhil Laak
08 September 1972
Professional Poker Player

Robert BoyleRobert Boyle
25 January 1627
Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law

Ashton IrwinAshton Irwin
07 July 1994
Drummer, Singer
Larry Mullen Jr.Larry Mullen Jr.
31 October 1961
Musician

Danny O DonoghueDanny O Donoghue
03 October 1979
Singer

Bugs MoranBugs Moran
21 August 1893
Gangster

George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley
12 March 1685
philosopher

Art ParkinsonArt Parkinson
19 October 2001
Actor
Feargal SharkeyFeargal Sharkey
13 August 1958
Singer

Bronagh GallagherBronagh Gallagher
26 April 1972
Actresses
Colm WilkinsonColm Wilkinson
05 June 1944
Singer, Actor

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
18 September 1988
Singer, actor, songwriter
ColumbaColumba
07 December 0521
Abbot
Roger CasementRoger Casement
01 September 1864
Diplomat