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

07 January 1988

Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan

12 April 1994

Conor McGregorConor McGregor
(Mixed Martial Artist)

14 July 1988

Cillian MurphyCillian Murphy

25 May 1976

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan

16 May 1953

Becky LynchBecky Lynch
(Professional Wrestler)

30 January 1987

Colin FarrellColin Farrell

31 May 1976

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender

02 April 1977

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde

16 October 1854

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

01 October 1930

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis

29 November 1898

Jack GleesonJack Gleeson

20 May 1992

Continue Reading Below

Bob GeldofBob Geldof

05 October 1951

Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
(Prime Minister of Ireland)

18 January 1979

Michael GambonMichael Gambon

19 October 1940

Jonathan Rhys MeyersJonathan Rhys Meyers

27 July 1977

Brendan GleesonBrendan Gleeson

29 March 1955

Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole

02 August 1932

Continue Reading Below


10 May 1960

Niall HoranNiall Horan

13 September 1993

James JoyceJames Joyce

02 February 1882

Graham NortonGraham Norton

04 April 1963

Katie McGrathKatie McGrath

03 January 1983

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw

26 July 1856

Continue Reading Below

Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne

12 May 1950

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner

19 June 1983

Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch

16 August 1991

Phil LynottPhil Lynott

20 August 1949

Yvonne McGuinnessYvonne McGuinness
(Visual Artist)

12 October 1972

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
(Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director)

13 April 1906

Continue Reading Below

Sarah BolgerSarah Bolger

28 February 1991

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

07 February 1990

(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

12 January 1729

Continue Reading Below

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

30 May 1953

The EdgeThe Edge

08 August 1961

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
(Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker)

26 March 1970

Continue Reading Below

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan

16 April 1918

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
(Singer, actor, songwriter)

18 September 1988

Dervla KirwanDervla Kirwan

24 October 1971

Jonas ArmstrongJonas Armstrong

01 January 1981

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney

13 April 1939

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

25 January 1627

Continue Reading Below

Ian PaisleyIan Paisley

06 April 1926

Louis WalshLouis Walsh
(Entertainment Manager & TV Personality)

05 August 1952

Kerry CondonKerry Condon

04 January 1983

Andrea CorrAndrea Corr

17 May 1974

George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley

12 March 1685

Phil LaakPhil Laak
(Professional Poker Player)

08 September 1972

Continue Reading Below
Richard ToddRichard Todd

11 June 1919

Dylan MoranDylan Moran
(Comedian, Writer, Actor)

03 November 1971

Dominique McElligottDominique McElligott

05 March 1986

Larry Mullen Jr.Larry Mullen Jr.

31 October 1961

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
(Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

10 November 1728

Brendan BehanBrendan Behan
(Irish poet)

09 February 1923

Continue Reading Below
Thomas MooreThomas Moore
(Poet, Singer, Songwriter, & Entertainer)

28 May 1779

John HumeJohn Hume

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

02 August 1820

Continue Reading Below

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

17 March 1990

Brian Hanby (Terroriser)Brian Hanby
(YouTube Star)

23 March 1989


11 October 1999

Finn BalorFinn Balor

25 July 1981

Mairead MaguireMairead Maguire
(Peace Activist)

27 January 1944

Continue Reading Below

Thomas BloodThomas Blood

1618 AD

Ernest WaltonErnest Walton

06 October 1903

Michael CollinsMichael Collins

16 October 1890