Famous People Born In Limerick

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Richard Harris
(One of Ireland's Greatest Film Actors)
Richard Harris
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Birthdate: October 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: October 25, 2002

A multitalented personality, Richard Harris was an Irish actor, singer, director and writer. He began as a stage actor and later moved to films. His famous films include This Sporting Life, Camelot, A Man Called Horse, Gladiator and the first two Harry Potter films. He released numerous musical albums, published a poetry book and ventured into film direction with Bloomfield.

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Becky Lynch
(One of WWE's Most Recognizable and Highest-Paid Wrestlers)
Becky Lynch
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Becky Lynch is a four-time WWE champion and was named sixth on Twitter’s 2019 Top Female Athletes Worldwide list. She initially wrestled as "Rebecca Knox", teaming up with her brother. She became the only woman to hold both the Raw Women's Championship and the SmackDown Women's Championship simultaneously.
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Aphex Twin
(British Musician, Composer and DJ)
Aphex Twin
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Leo

Richard D. James, better known as Aphex Twin is regarded as one of the finest electronic musicians of all time. He is known for his signature grin, which has graced the covers of many of his albums, and his surreal videos, such as Come to Daddy, which look more like horror movies.

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Terry Wogan
(Radio and Television Broadcaster Known for His Radio Show ‘Wake Up to Wogan’ and Game Show ‘Blankety Blank’)
Terry Wogan
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Birthdate: August 3, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: January 31, 2016

Irish radio and TV broadcaster, Terry Wogan, is remembered for his long career with BBC. For over 15 years, his weekday breakfast program, Wake Up to Wogan, drew in millions of listeners. At the peak of his career, he was probably the most listened-to radio broadcaster in Europe.  He was inducted into the Radio Academy Hall of Fame in 2009.

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Jean-François Millet
(Artist)
Jean-François Millet
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Birthdate: October 4, 1814
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: January 20, 1875
 6 
Michael Higgins
(President of Ireland)
Michael Higgins
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Aries

Irish politician, Michael Higgins, took office as the ninth president of Ireland in November 2011. Previously, he served as minister for arts, culture, and the Gaeltacht and mayor of Galway. As the president, he has actively addressed issues related to justice, social equality, social inclusion, anti-sectarianism, and anti-racism. He is also a poet, writer, and sociologist.

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Claude François
(Singer)
Claude François
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 1, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: March 11, 1978
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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Killian Scott
(Film actor)
Killian Scott
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Birthdate: July 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Catherine FitzGerald
(Landscape architect)
Catherine FitzGerald
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 18, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Serena Armstrong-Jones, Viscountess Linley
Serena Armstrong-Jones, Viscountess Linley
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Birthdate: March 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Guillaume Depardieu
(Actor)
Guillaume Depardieu
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Birthdate: April 7, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 13, 2008
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Steve Finnan
(Irish Former International Footballer Who Played as a Right Back)
Steve Finnan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus

Irish-born Steve Finnan started his football career with the youth team of Wimbledon and then graduated to Birmingham City, Fulham, and Liverpool. Capped a little over 50 times for the Republic of Ireland, he is also the only player to have played for all 4 English football league levels and the Football Conference.

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Jean-Pierre Cassel
(Actor)
Jean-Pierre Cassel
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Birthdate: October 27, 1932
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: April 19, 2007
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Greg O'Shea
(Irish Rugby Union Player)
Greg O'Shea
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Madeline Mulqueen
(Actress)
Madeline Mulqueen
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Birthdate: July 19, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Leah McNamara
(Irish Actress Known for Her 'Metal Heart')
Leah McNamara
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Dave King
(Irish Musician and Singer-Songwriter)
Dave King
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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John Flanagan
(writer, novelist, screenwriter)
John Flanagan
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 22, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini

After working in an ad agency for two decades, John Flanagan began writing stories to motivate his son to read and eventually ended up writing what later came to be known as the bestselling book series Ranger’s Apprentice. He has also penned the Brotherband Chronicles series and other books.

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Noel Hogan
(Irish Record Producer and Musician)
Noel Hogan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Thomas Langlois Lefroy
(MP for the constituency of Dublin University in 1830–1841, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland in 1852–1866)
Thomas Langlois Lefroy
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 8, 1776
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: May 4, 1869
 21 
Eoghan McDermott
(Television presenter)
Eoghan McDermott
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Birthdate: April 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Aries
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Blindboy Boatclub
(Irish Musician, Singer and Twitch Streamer)
Blindboy Boatclub
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Birthdate: 1984 AD

David Chambers, better known as Blindboy Boatclub, soared to fame as part of the Limerick-based Irish hip-hop duo The Rubberbandits. Known for his signature style of using plastic shopping bags as face coverings, he also runs a podcast, has written two bestsellers, and manages a Twitch stream.

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Keith Wood
(Irish Former International Rugby Union Player Who Played as a Hooker)
Keith Wood
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 27, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 24 
Constance Smith
(Actress)
Constance Smith
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Birthdate: February 7, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: June 30, 2003
 25 
Brush Shiels
(Musician)
Brush Shiels
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Scorpio
 26 
Connor Byrne
(Actor)
Connor Byrne
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Birthdate: March 18, 1964
Sun Sign: Pisces
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G. E. M. Anscombe
(British Philosopher)
G. E. M. Anscombe
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Birthdate: March 18, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 5, 2001

A prominent figure in the philosophical movement of Analytical Thomism, British analytic philosopher G. E. M. Anscombe is remembered for her writings on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, philosophical logic, philosophy of action, and ethics. The term consequentialism was introduced by her in the article Modern Moral Philosophy which has influenced the emergence of contemporary virtue ethics.

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Kamal Ibrahim
(Television presenter)
Kamal Ibrahim
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Sean Bourke
(Spy)
Sean Bourke
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 1934 AD
Died: 1982 AD
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David Breen
(Hurler)
David Breen
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 20, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Gearóid Hegarty
(Irish Hurler and Gaelic Footballer Who Plays as a Right Wing-Forward)
Gearóid Hegarty
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 10, 1994
Sun Sign: Leo

Apart from being a senior Gaelic footballer from Limerick, Gearóid Hegarty later also gained fame as a hurler, winning honors such as the All Stars Hurler of the Year. The son of retired hurler Ger Hegarty, Gearóid was born with sports in his blood. He also has an All-Star Award in his kitty.

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William Brooke O'Shaughnessy
(Physician known for Medical cannabis, Intravenous therapy, Telegraphy, Forensic chemistry)
William Brooke O'Shaughnessy
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: 1809
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: December 31, 1889
 33 
Tony Clarkin
(Actor)
Tony Clarkin
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Birthdate: November 3, 1952
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Mike Hogan
(Musical Artist)
Mike Hogan
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 29, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
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Róisín Upton
(Irish Field Hockey Player)
Róisín Upton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Ada Rehan
(American Actress and Comedian Who Typified the ‘Personality’ Style of Acting in the Nineteenth Century)
Ada Rehan
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Birthdate: June 12, 1857
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: January 8, 1916

Ada Rehan became a sensation in 19th-century America with her performances in Shakespearean and European comedies. She was part of the Big Four that performed under theater manager Augustin Daly and worked him for 2 decades. Katherine in The Taming of the Shrew remains one of her best-known roles.

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John Flanagan
(Irish-American Hammer Thrower and Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist)
John Flanagan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 9, 1873
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: June 3, 1938
 38 
Henry Arthur Blake
(46th Governor of The Bahamas)
Henry Arthur Blake
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 8, 1840
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 23, 1918
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Fergal Lawler
(Drummer)
Fergal Lawler
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: March 4, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Maureen Pryor
(Actress)
Maureen Pryor
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Birthdate: May 23, 1922
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 5, 1977
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Philip Embury
(American Preacher and One of the Founders of Methodism in the United States)
Philip Embury
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 21, 1729
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: July 31, 1775

A pioneer of American Methodism, Philip Embury was initially trained as a carpenter in Ireland, but became a preacher after being converted. He later moved to the U.S. and himself worked as a carpenter on the first Methodist church in the country. He unfortunately died in a mowing accident.

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Andrew Cherry
(Actor, Songwriter)
Andrew Cherry
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Birthdate: January 11, 1762
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: February 12, 1812
 43 
Lucy Fitzgibbon
(Instagram Star)
Lucy Fitzgibbon
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Listed In: Instagram Stars
Birthdate: August 8, 2000
Sun Sign: Leo
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Helen Laird
(Actress)
Helen Laird
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Birthdate: April 12, 1874
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: October 5, 1957

Helen Laird was not just an actor and costume designer but also a true-blue feminist. Initially a science teacher, she later became a prominent name in the Irish theater scene and came to be known by her stage name, Honor Lavelle. She was par of the Irish Women's Franchise League, too.