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

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
Actor

Conor McGregorConor McGregor
14 July 1988
Mixed Martial Artist

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
Colin FarrellColin Farrell
31 May 1976
Actor

Robert SheehanRobert Sheehan
07 January 1988
Actor
Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

Conor WoodmanConor Woodman
21 March 1974
Film Director

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
29 November 1898
Novelist
Jonathan Rhys MeyersJonathan Rhys Meyers
27 July 1977
Actor

Bob GeldofBob Geldof
05 October 1951
Singer
BonoBono
10 May 1960
 

Stuart TownsendStuart Townsend
15 December 1972
Actor, Director

Michael GambonMichael Gambon
19 October 1940
Actor
Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole
02 August 1932
Actor

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

Graham NortonGraham Norton
04 April 1963
Actor

Brendan GleesonBrendan Gleeson
29 March 1955
Actor

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
26 July 1856
Playwright
Katie McGrathKatie McGrath
03 January 1983
Actress
James JoyceJames Joyce
02 February 1882
Writer

Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer

Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne
12 May 1950
Actor

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

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Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
18 September 1988
Singer, actor, songwriter

Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch
16 August 1991
Actress

Sinéad CusackSinéad Cusack
18 February 1948
Actress

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director
JacksepticeyeJacksepticeye
07 February 1990
YouTuber, Producer, Game Commentator, Social Media

Yvonne McGuinnessYvonne McGuinness
12 October 1972
Visual Artist
Bram StokerBram Stoker
08 November 1847
Creator of Dracula

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke
12 January 1729
Statesman

Aisling BeaAisling Bea
16 March 1984
Actress, Stand up Comedian
Kerry CondonKerry Condon
04 January 1983
Actress

Anne BonnyAnne Bonny
08 March 1702
18th Century Pirate
Bobby SandsBobby Sands
09 March 1954
 

Jonas ArmstrongJonas Armstrong
01 January 1981
Actor

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
30 November 1667
Author and Satirist

Colm MeaneyColm Meaney
30 May 1953
Actor

Sarah BolgerSarah Bolger
28 February 1991
Actress
The EdgeThe Edge
08 August 1961
Musician

Siobhan FaheySiobhan Fahey
10 September 1958
Singer

Art ParkinsonArt Parkinson
19 October 2001
Actor

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian
Ali HewsonAli Hewson
23 March 1961
Entrepreneur, Activist

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney
13 April 1939
Poet
Louis WalshLouis Walsh
05 August 1952
Entertainment Manager & TV Personality

Ian PaisleyIan Paisley
06 April 1926
Politician

Sorcha CusackSorcha Cusack
09 April 1949
Actress
Dominique McElligottDominique McElligott
05 March 1986
Actress

Andrea CorrAndrea Corr
17 May 1974
Musician
Robert BoyleRobert Boyle
25 January 1627
Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law

Dylan MoranDylan Moran
03 November 1971
Comedian, Writer, Actor

George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley
12 March 1685
philosopher
Dervla KirwanDervla Kirwan
24 October 1971
Actress

Phil LaakPhil Laak
08 September 1972
Professional Poker Player
Ashton IrwinAshton Irwin
07 July 1994
Drummer, Singer

Wilfrid BrambellWilfrid Brambell
22 March 1912
Actor

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

Richard ToddRichard Todd
11 June 1919
Actor
Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
William Desmond TaylorWilliam Desmond Taylor
26 April 1872
Actor, Director

Brendan BehanBrendan Behan
09 February 1923
Irish poet

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

Ruth BradleyRuth Bradley
27 January 1987
Actress
John HumeJohn Hume
18 January 1937
Politician

John TyndallJohn Tyndall
02 August 1820
Physicist

Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
23 September 1869
Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever

Jim StynesJim Stynes
23 April 1966
Australian Rules Footballer

Michael CollinsMichael Collins
16 October 1890
Politician
Brian Hanby (Terroriser)Brian Hanby
23 March 1991
YouTube Star

Matthew BarrettMatthew Barrett
 
Leo Eric Varadkar's Partner
Mairead MaguireMairead Maguire
27 January 1944
Peace Activist

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

Dee DevlinDee Devlin
09 August 1986
Wife of Conor McGregor

Amy ShielsAmy Shiels
21 February 1991
Actress

Mary GleesonMary Gleeson
 
Wife of Brendan Gleeson
Jack Butler YeatsJack Butler Yeats
29 August 1871
Irish artist

Allie SherlockAllie Sherlock
07 April 2005
Singer
W B YeatsW B Yeats
13 June 1865
Poet & Dramatist

Greg HoranGreg Horan
11 February 1988
Niall Horan's Brother
Little KellyLittle Kelly
23 May 1995
YouTube Star

Sophia MitchellSophia Mitchell
02 August 2000
Model, Instagram Star
Anna Saccone Joly Anna Saccone Joly
03 November 1987
YouTube Star