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.
Robert SheehanRobert Sheehan
(Actor)

07 January 1988

Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan
(Actress)

12 April 1994

Conor McGregorConor McGregor
(Mixed Martial Artist)

14 July 1988

Cillian MurphyCillian Murphy
(Actor)

25 May 1976

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan

16 May 1953

Becky LynchBecky Lynch
(Professional Wrestler)

30 January 1987

Colin FarrellColin Farrell
(Actor)

31 May 1976

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
(Actor)

02 April 1977

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
(Playwright)

16 October 1854

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

01 October 1930

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

29 November 1898

Jack GleesonJack Gleeson
(Actor)

20 May 1992

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Bob GeldofBob Geldof
(Singer)

05 October 1951

Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
(Prime Minister of Ireland)

18 January 1979

Michael GambonMichael Gambon
(Actor)

19 October 1940

Jonathan Rhys MeyersJonathan Rhys Meyers
(Actor)

27 July 1977

Brendan GleesonBrendan Gleeson
(Actor)

29 March 1955

Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole
(Actor)

02 August 1932

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BonoBono

10 May 1960

Niall HoranNiall Horan
(Singer)

13 September 1993

James JoyceJames Joyce
(Writer)

02 February 1882

Graham NortonGraham Norton
(Actor)

04 April 1963

Katie McGrathKatie McGrath
(Actress)

03 January 1983

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
(Playwright)

26 July 1856

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Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne
(Actor)

12 May 1950

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner
(Actor)

19 June 1983

Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch
(Actress)

16 August 1991

Phil LynottPhil Lynott
(Singer)

20 August 1949

Yvonne McGuinnessYvonne McGuinness
(Visual Artist)

12 October 1972

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
(Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director)

13 April 1906

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Sarah BolgerSarah Bolger
(Actress)

28 February 1991

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

07 February 1990

SheamusSheamus
(Professional Wrestler)

28 January 1978

Aisling BeaAisling Bea
(Actress, Stand up Comedian)

16 March 1984

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
(Author and Satirist)

30 November 1667

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke
(Statesman)

12 January 1729

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Bobby SandsBobby Sands

09 March 1954

Bram StokerBram Stoker
(Creator of Dracula)

08 November 1847

Anne BonnyAnne Bonny
(18th Century Pirate)

08 March 1702

Colm MeaneyColm Meaney
(Actor)

30 May 1953

The EdgeThe Edge
(Musician)

08 August 1961

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
(Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker)

26 March 1970

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Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
(Comedian)

16 April 1918

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
(Singer, actor, songwriter)

18 September 1988

Dervla KirwanDervla Kirwan
(Actress)

24 October 1971

Jonas ArmstrongJonas Armstrong
(Actor)

01 January 1981

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney
(Poet)

13 April 1939

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

25 January 1627

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Ian PaisleyIan Paisley
(Politician)

06 April 1926

Louis WalshLouis Walsh
(Entertainment Manager & TV Personality)

05 August 1952

Kerry CondonKerry Condon
(Actress)

04 January 1983

Andrea CorrAndrea Corr
(Musician)

17 May 1974

George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley
(philosopher)

12 March 1685

Phil LaakPhil Laak
(Professional Poker Player)

08 September 1972

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Richard ToddRichard Todd
(Actor)

11 June 1919

Dylan MoranDylan Moran
(Comedian, Writer, Actor)

03 November 1971

Dominique McElligottDominique McElligott
(Actress)

05 March 1986

Larry Mullen Jr.Larry Mullen Jr.
(Musician)

31 October 1961

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
(Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

10 November 1728

Brendan BehanBrendan Behan
(Irish poet)

09 February 1923

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

28 May 1779

John HumeJohn Hume
(Politician)

18 January 1937

William Desmond TaylorWilliam Desmond Taylor
(Actor, Director)

26 April 1872

Ashton IrwinAshton Irwin
(Drummer, Singer)

07 July 1994

Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
(Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever)

23 September 1869

John TyndallJohn Tyndall
(Physicist)

02 August 1820

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Matthew BarrettMatthew Barrett
(Leo Eric Varadkar's Partner)
HozierHozier
(Singer, Songwriter)

17 March 1990

Brian Hanby (Terroriser)Brian Hanby
(YouTube Star)

23 March 1989

TheNewAdamb99TheNewAdamb99
(YouTuber)

11 October 1999

Finn BalorFinn Balor
(Wrestler)

25 July 1981

Mairead MaguireMairead Maguire
(Peace Activist)

27 January 1944

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Thomas BloodThomas Blood
(Officer)

1618 AD

Ernest WaltonErnest Walton
(Physicist)

06 October 1903

Michael CollinsMichael Collins
(Politician)

16 October 1890