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

Pierce BrosnanPierce Brosnan

16 May 1953

Oscar WildeOscar Wilde
(Playwright)

16 October 1854

Michael FassbenderMichael Fassbender
(Actor)

02 April 1977

Cillian MurphyCillian Murphy
(Actor)

25 May 1976

Becky LynchBecky Lynch
(Professional Wrestler)

30 January 1987

Saoirse RonanSaoirse Ronan
(Actress)

12 April 1994

Evanna LynchEvanna Lynch
(Actress)

16 August 1991

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

01 October 1930

Colin FarrellColin Farrell
(Actor)

31 May 1976

Michael GambonMichael Gambon
(Actor)

19 October 1940

Brendan GleesonBrendan Gleeson
(Actor)

29 March 1955

Niall HoranNiall Horan
(Singer)

13 September 1993

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
(Novelist)

29 November 1898

BonoBono

10 May 1960

Bob GeldofBob Geldof
(Singer)

05 October 1951

Jonathan Rhys MeyersJonathan Rhys Meyers
(Actor)

27 July 1977

Peter Seamus O'ToolePeter O'Toole
(Actor)

02 August 1932

Aidan TurnerAidan Turner
(Actor)

19 June 1983

Gabriel ByrneGabriel Byrne
(Actor)

12 May 1950

Katie McGrathKatie McGrath
(Actress)

03 January 1983

George Bernard ShawGeorge Bernard Shaw
(Playwright)

26 July 1856

James JoyceJames Joyce
(Writer)

02 February 1882

Leo VaradkarLeo Varadkar
(Prime Minister of Ireland)

18 January 1979

Robert SheehanRobert Sheehan
(Actor)

07 January 1988

Bram StokerBram Stoker
(Creator of Dracula)

08 November 1847

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
(Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director)

13 April 1906

Edmund BurkeEdmund Burke
(Statesman)

12 January 1729

Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift
(Author and Satirist)

30 November 1667

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

07 February 1990

SheamusSheamus
(Professional Wrestler)

28 January 1978

Aisling BeaAisling Bea
(Actress, Stand up Comedian)

16 March 1984

Martin McDonaghMartin McDonagh
(Playwright, Screenwriter, Filmmaker)

26 March 1970

Bobby SandsBobby Sands

09 March 1954

Anne BonnyAnne Bonny
(18th Century Pirate)

08 March 1702

Louis WalshLouis Walsh
(Entertainment Manager & TV Personality)

05 August 1952

Dervla KirwanDervla Kirwan
(Actress)

24 October 1971

Lukas ForchhammerLukas Forchhammer
(Singer, actor, songwriter)

18 September 1988

Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney
(Poet)

13 April 1939

Colm MeaneyColm Meaney
(Actor)

30 May 1953

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

25 January 1627

Spike MilliganSpike Milligan
(Comedian)

16 April 1918

Yvonne McGuinnessYvonne McGuinness
(Visual Artist)

12 October 1972

Dylan MoranDylan Moran
(Comedian, Writer, Actor)

03 November 1971

George BerkeleyGeorge Berkeley
(philosopher)

12 March 1685

Ian PaisleyIan Paisley
(Politician)

06 April 1926

Phil LaakPhil Laak
(Professional Poker Player)

08 September 1972

Richard ToddRichard Todd
(Actor)

11 June 1919

Oliver GoldsmithOliver Goldsmith
(Novelist, Playwright, Poet)

10 November 1728

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

28 May 1779

William Desmond TaylorWilliam Desmond Taylor
(Actor, Director)

26 April 1872

Jim StynesJim Stynes
(Australian Rules Footballer)

23 April 1966

John HumeJohn Hume
(Politician)

18 January 1937

John TyndallJohn Tyndall
(Physicist)

02 August 1820

Jonas ArmstrongJonas Armstrong
(Actor)

01 January 1981

Brendan BehanBrendan Behan
(Irish poet)

09 February 1923

Typhoid Mary Typhoid Mary
(Asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever)

23 September 1869

Ashton IrwinAshton Irwin
(Drummer, Singer)

07 July 1994

Thomas BloodThomas Blood
(Officer)

1618 AD

Mairead MaguireMairead Maguire
(Peace Activist)

27 January 1944

Finn BalorFinn Balor
(Wrestler)

25 July 1981

HozierHozier
(Singer, Songwriter)

17 March 1990

Brian Hanby (Terroriser)Brian Hanby
(YouTube Star)

23 March 1989

TheNewAdamb99TheNewAdamb99
(YouTuber)

11 October 1999

Ernest WaltonErnest Walton
(Physicist)

06 October 1903

Jonathan Saccone-JolyJonathan Saccone-Joly
(YouTube Personality)

13 February 1980

Cyrus MistryCyrus Pallonji Mistry
(Ex Chairman of Tata Group)

04 July 1968

Michael CollinsMichael Collins
(Politician)

16 October 1890

Jack Butler YeatsJack Butler Yeats
(Irish artist)

29 August 1871

Daithi De NoglaDaithi De Nogla
(YouTuber)

06 July 1992

Sinead O’ConnorSinead O’Connor
(Singer-songwriter)

08 December 1966

Anna Saccone Joly Anna Saccone Joly
(YouTube Star)

03 November 1987

Little KellyLittle Kelly
(YouTube Star)

23 May 1995

Mary GleesonMary Gleeson
(Wife of Brendan Gleeson)

Greg HoranGreg Horan
(Niall Horan's Brother)

11 February 1988