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
(Mixed Martial Artist)

14 July 1988

Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan

12 April 1994

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan

16 May 1953

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender

02 April 1977

Cillian MurphyCillian Murphy

25 May 1976

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde

16 October 1854

Becky LynchBecky Lynch
(Professional Wrestler)

30 January 1987

Colin FarrellColin Farrell

31 May 1976

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

01 October 1930

Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch

16 August 1991

Bob GeldofBob Geldof

05 October 1951

Michael GambonMichael Gambon

19 October 1940

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C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis

29 November 1898

Brendan GleesonBrendan Gleeson

29 March 1955

Jonathan Rhys MeyersJonathan Rhys Meyers

27 July 1977


10 May 1960

Katie McGrathKatie McGrath

03 January 1983

Niall HoranNiall Horan

13 September 1993

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Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole

02 August 1932

Graham NortonGraham Norton

04 April 1963

Robert SheehanRobert Sheehan

07 January 1988

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner

19 June 1983

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw

26 July 1856

Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne

12 May 1950

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James JoyceJames Joyce

02 February 1882

Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
(Prime Minister of Ireland)

18 January 1979

Phil LynottPhil Lynott

20 August 1949

Jack GleesonJack Gleeson

20 May 1992

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
(Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director)

13 April 1906

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

07 February 1990

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Bram StokerBram Stoker
(Creator of Dracula)

08 November 1847

(Professional Wrestler)

28 January 1978

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
(Author and Satirist)

30 November 1667

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke

12 January 1729

The EdgeThe Edge

08 August 1961

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
(Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker)

26 March 1970

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Bobby SandsBobby Sands

09 March 1954

Aisling BeaAisling Bea
(Actress, Stand up Comedian)

16 March 1984

Anne BonnyAnne Bonny
(18th Century Pirate)

08 March 1702

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
(Singer, actor, songwriter)

18 September 1988

Colm MeaneyColm Meaney

30 May 1953

Louis WalshLouis Walsh
(Entertainment Manager & TV Personality)

05 August 1952

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Spike MilliganSpike Milligan

16 April 1918

Yvonne McGuinnessYvonne McGuinness
(Visual Artist)

12 October 1972

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

25 January 1627

Dervla KirwanDervla Kirwan

24 October 1971

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney

13 April 1939

Ian PaisleyIan Paisley

06 April 1926

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Dylan MoranDylan Moran
(Comedian, Writer, Actor)

03 November 1971

Richard ToddRichard Todd

11 June 1919

George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley

12 March 1685

Phil LaakPhil Laak
(Professional Poker Player)

08 September 1972

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
(Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

10 November 1728

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

28 May 1779

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William Desmond TaylorWilliam Desmond Taylor
(Actor, Director)

26 April 1872

Jonas ArmstrongJonas Armstrong

01 January 1981

Brendan BehanBrendan Behan
(Irish poet)

09 February 1923

John HumeJohn Hume

18 January 1937

John TyndallJohn Tyndall

02 August 1820

Ashton IrwinAshton Irwin
(Drummer, Singer)

07 July 1994

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Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
(Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever)

23 September 1869

Brian Hanby (Terroriser)Brian Hanby
(YouTube Star)

23 March 1989

Thomas BloodThomas Blood

1618 AD

(Singer, Songwriter)

17 March 1990

Matthew BarrettMatthew Barrett
(Leo Eric Varadkar's Partner)
Mairead MaguireMairead Maguire
(Peace Activist)

27 January 1944

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11 October 1999

Amy ShielsAmy Shiels

21 February 1991

Finn BalorFinn Balor

25 July 1981

Ernest WaltonErnest Walton

06 October 1903

Jim StynesJim Stynes
(Australian Rules Footballer)

23 April 1966

Michael CollinsMichael Collins

16 October 1890

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Jack Butler YeatsJack Butler Yeats
(Irish artist)

29 August 1871

Allie SherlockAllie Sherlock

07 April 2005

Jonathan Saccone-JolyJonathan Saccone-Joly
(YouTube Personality)

13 February 1980