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
Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan
16 May 1953
Actor

Cillian MurphyCillian Murphy
25 May 1976
Actor

Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan
12 April 1994
Actress

Becky LynchBecky Lynch
30 January 1987
Professional Wrestler

Colin FarrellColin Farrell
31 May 1976
Actor
Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
02 April 1977
Actor

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
16 October 1854
Playwright

Richard HarrisRichard Harris
01 October 1930
Actor
Angela LansburyAngela Lansbury
16 October 1925
Actress

Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
18 January 1979
Prime Minister of Ireland
Brendan GleesonBrendan Gleeson
29 March 1955
Actor

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

Michael GambonMichael Gambon
19 October 1940
Actor

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

Aisling BeaAisling Bea
16 March 1984
Actress, Stand up Comedian
Niall HoranNiall Horan
13 September 1993
Singer

Jonathan Rhys MeyersJonathan Rhys Meyers
27 July 1977
Actor

Aidan GillenAidan Gillen
24 April 1968
Actor

BonoBono
10 May 1960
 
George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
26 July 1856
Playwright

Katie McGrathKatie McGrath
03 January 1983
Actress
Stuart TownsendStuart Townsend
15 December 1972
Actor, Director

Robert SheehanRobert Sheehan
07 January 1988
Actor

Graham NortonGraham Norton
04 April 1963
Actor
Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne
12 May 1950
Actor

Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch
16 August 1991
Actress
James JoyceJames Joyce
02 February 1882
Writer

Bob GeldofBob Geldof
05 October 1951
Singer

Stella MaxwellStella Maxwell
15 May 1990
Actress
Yvonne McGuinnessYvonne McGuinness
12 October 1972
Visual Artist

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Aidan TurnerAidan Turner
19 June 1983
Actor
Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
26 March 1970
Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker

Colm MeaneyColm Meaney
30 May 1953
Actor

Jessie BuckleyJessie Buckley
28 December 1989
Singer

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director
SheamusSheamus
28 January 1978
Professional Wrestler
Sinéad CusackSinéad Cusack
18 February 1948
Actress

Amybeth McNultyAmybeth McNulty
07 November 2001
Actress

Jack GleesonJack Gleeson
20 May 1992
Actor

Phil LynottPhil Lynott
20 August 1949
Singer
JacksepticeyeJacksepticeye
07 February 1990
YouTuber, Producer, Game Commentator, Social Media

Bobby SandsBobby Sands
09 March 1954
 

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke
12 January 1729
Statesman

Sarah BolgerSarah Bolger
28 February 1991
Actress

Bram StokerBram Stoker
08 November 1847
Creator of Dracula
Anne BonnyAnne Bonny
08 March 1702
18th Century Pirate

Conor WoodmanConor Woodman
21 March 1974
Film Director
Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
30 November 1667
Author and Satirist

Dervla KirwanDervla Kirwan
24 October 1971
Actress

The EdgeThe Edge
08 August 1961
Musician
Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
16 April 1918
Comedian

Colm WilkinsonColm Wilkinson
05 June 1944
Singer, Actor
Sorcha CusackSorcha Cusack
09 April 1949
Actress

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

Kerry CondonKerry Condon
04 January 1983
Actress

Dominique McElligottDominique McElligott
05 March 1986
Actress

Ali HewsonAli Hewson
23 March 1961
Entrepreneur, Activist
Siobhan FaheySiobhan Fahey
10 September 1958
Singer

Louis WalshLouis Walsh
05 August 1952
Entertainment Manager & TV Personality

Andrea CorrAndrea Corr
17 May 1974
Musician

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney
13 April 1939
Poet
Dylan MoranDylan Moran
03 November 1971
Comedian, Writer, Actor

Richard ToddRichard Todd
11 June 1919
Actor
Bugs MoranBugs Moran
21 August 1893
Gangster

Nauheed CyrusiNauheed Cyrusi
19 October 1982
Actress

Wilfrid BrambellWilfrid Brambell
22 March 1912
Actor
George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley
12 March 1685
philosopher

Bronagh GallagherBronagh Gallagher
26 April 1972
Actresses
Roger CasementRoger Casement
01 September 1864
Diplomat

Aisling FranciosiAisling Franciosi
06 June 1993
Actress

Robert BoyleRobert Boyle
25 January 1627
Founder of Modern Chemistry, Boyle's Law
Larry Mullen Jr.Larry Mullen Jr.
31 October 1961
Musician

Ian PaisleyIan Paisley
06 April 1926
Politician
William Desmond TaylorWilliam Desmond Taylor
26 April 1872
Actor, Director

ColumbaColumba
07 December 0521
Abbot

Phil LaakPhil Laak
08 September 1972
Professional Poker Player

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
18 September 1988
Singer, actor, songwriter
Allie SherlockAllie Sherlock
07 April 2005
Singer
Feargal SharkeyFeargal Sharkey
13 August 1958
Singer

Patrick PearsePatrick Pearse
10 November 1879
Politician

Neil JordanNeil Jordan
25 February 1950
Film Director

Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
23 September 1869
Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever
Art ParkinsonArt Parkinson
19 October 2001
Actor

Jonas ArmstrongJonas Armstrong
01 January 1981
Actor

Thomas MooreThomas Moore
28 May 1779
Poet

Ruth BradleyRuth Bradley
27 January 1987
Actress

Neil HarbissonNeil Harbisson
27 July 1984
Cyborg Artist
Brendan BehanBrendan Behan
09 February 1923
Irish poet

Tony McGillTony McGill
1976 AD
Caitriona Balfe's Fiance
BrendanBrendan
0484 AD
Saint

Keith DuffyKeith Duffy
01 October 1974
Singer-Songwriter
Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
10 November 1728
Novelist, Playwright, Poet
John HumeJohn Hume
18 January 1937
Politician