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

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854
Playwright

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
02 April 1977
Actor
Richard HarrisRichard Harris
01 October 1930
Actor

BonoBono
10 May 1960
 

Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury
16 October 1925
Actress
Colin FarrellColin Farrell
31 May 1976
Actor

Anne BonnyAnne Bonny
08 March 1702
18th Century Pirate
Brendan GleesonBrendan Gleeson
29 March 1955
Actor

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

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

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

Michael GambonMichael Gambon
19 October 1940
Actor
Aidan GillenAidan Gillen
24 April 1968
Actor

Graham NortonGraham Norton
04 April 1963
Actor

Rory McllroyRory Mcllroy
04 May 1989
Golfer

Becky LynchBecky Lynch
30 January 1987
Professional Wrestler
Jonathan Rhys MeyersJonathan Rhys Meyers
27 July 1977
Actor

Ali HewsonAli Hewson
23 March 1961
Entrepreneur, Activist
Jessie BuckleyJessie Buckley
28 December 1989
Singer

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
26 July 1856
Playwright

Robert SheehanRobert Sheehan
07 January 1988
Actor
Aidan TurnerAidan Turner
19 June 1983
Actor

Niall HoranNiall Horan
13 September 1993
Singer
Maureen O’HaraMaureen O’Hara
17 August 1920
Actress

Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne
12 May 1950
Actor

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

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Michael CollinsMichael Collins
16 October 1890
Politician
HozierHozier
17 March 1990
Singer, Songwriter

SheamusSheamus
28 January 1978
Professional Wrestler

Bob GeldofBob Geldof
05 October 1951
Singer

Katie McGrathKatie McGrath
03 January 1983
Actress
Aisling BeaAisling Bea
16 March 1984
Actress, Stand up Comedian
Bobby SandsBobby Sands
09 March 1954
 

Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch
16 August 1991
Actress

Finn BalorFinn Balor
25 July 1981
Wrestler

Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
23 September 1869
Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever
Stella MaxwellStella Maxwell
15 May 1990
Actress

Stuart TownsendStuart Townsend
15 December 1972
Actor, Director

Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer

W B YeatsW B Yeats
13 June 1865
Poet

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

Sinéad CusackSinéad Cusack
18 February 1948
Actress
Dervla KirwanDervla Kirwan
24 October 1971
Actress

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

Jack GleesonJack Gleeson
20 May 1992
Actor
Amybeth McNultyAmybeth McNulty
07 November 2001
Actress

Bram StokerBram Stoker
08 November 1847
Creator of Dracula
Michael HigginsMichael Higgins
18 April 1941
President of Ireland

Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
18 January 1979
Teachta Dála

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
30 November 1667
Author and Satirist

Jonas ArmstrongJonas Armstrong
01 January 1981
Actor

Colm MeaneyColm Meaney
30 May 1953
Actor
Sarah BolgerSarah Bolger
28 February 1991
Actress

The EdgeThe Edge
08 August 1961
Musician

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke
12 January 1729
Statesman

Allie SherlockAllie Sherlock
07 April 2005
Singer
Cyrus MistryCyrus Pallonji Mistry
04 July 1968
Ex Chairman of Tata Group

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian
Kerry CondonKerry Condon
04 January 1983
Actress

Dominique McElligottDominique McElligott
05 March 1986
Actress

Christine LampardChristine Lampard
02 February 1979
Television Presenter
Dylan MoranDylan Moran
03 November 1971
Comedian, Writer, Actor

Siobhan FaheySiobhan Fahey
10 September 1958
Singer
Colin O’DonoghueColin O’Donoghue
26 January 1981
Actor, Musician

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

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney
13 April 1939
Poet
Neil JordanNeil Jordan
25 February 1950
Film Director

Terry WoganTerry Wogan
03 August 1938
Television presenter
Sorcha CusackSorcha Cusack
09 April 1949
Actress

Andrea CorrAndrea Corr
17 May 1974
Musician

Ian PaisleyIan Paisley
06 April 1926
Politician

Conor WoodmanConor Woodman
21 March 1974
Film Director
Nauheed CyrusiNauheed Cyrusi
19 October 1982
Actress
Wilfrid BrambellWilfrid Brambell
22 March 1912
Actor

Louis WalshLouis Walsh
05 August 1952
Entertainment Manager & TV Personality

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

Aisling FranciosiAisling Franciosi
06 June 1993
Actress
Phil LaakPhil Laak
08 September 1972
Professional Poker Player

Danny O DonoghueDanny O Donoghue
03 October 1979
Singer

George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley
12 March 1685
philosopher

Feargal SharkeyFeargal Sharkey
13 August 1958
Singer

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
27 April 1904
Poet
Robert BoyleRobert Boyle
25 January 1627
Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law

ColumbaColumba
07 December 0521
Abbot
Bugs MoranBugs Moran
21 August 1893
Gangster

Brendan BehanBrendan Behan
09 February 1923
Irish poet
Richard ToddRichard Todd
11 June 1919
Actor
Ashton IrwinAshton Irwin
07 July 1994
Drummer, Singer