Trinity College, Dublin Notable Alumni

Discover the notable alumni of Trinity College, Dublin. The list includes people like Jawaharlal Nehru, Oscar Wilde, Aleister Crowley, Kimberly Guilfoyle & Katie McGrath. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, intellectuals & academics, scientists, lawyers & judges and leaders etc.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde
41
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Best Know for His Epigrams and Plays, His Novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray'
Birthdate: October 16, 1854
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 30, 1900

 2 Jawaharlal Nehru

Jawaharlal Nehru
71
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First PM of India & Freedom Fighter
Birthdate: November 14, 1889
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Allahabad
Died: May 27, 1964

 3 Jonathan Swift

Jonathan Swift
12
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Satirist & Author of 'Gulliver's Travels',' A Tale of a Tub' and 'A Modest Proposal'
Birthdate: November 30, 1667
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 19, 1745

 4 Hozier

Hozier
11
Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Irish Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: March 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bray, Ireland
Height: 6'6" (198 cm)

 5 Katie McGrath

Katie McGrath
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ashford, Ireland
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 6 George Berkeley

George Berkeley
2
Famous As: philosopher
Birthdate: March 12, 1685
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: County Kilkenny, Ireland
Died: January 14, 1753

 7 Jack Gleeson

Jack Gleeson
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: May 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
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 8 Sally Rooney

Sally Rooney
2
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: February 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Castlebar, County Mayo, Ireland

 9 Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith
4
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: November 10, 1728
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: County Longford, Ireland
Died: April 4, 1774

 10 Aisling Franciosi

Aisling Franciosi
3
Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 6, 1993
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 11 Francis Galton

Francis Galton
3
Famous As: Polymath
Birthdate: February 16, 1822
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Birmingham
Died: January 17, 1911

 12 Ruth Kearney

Ruth Kearney
0
Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: November 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)

 13 Maeve Kennedy McKean

Maeve Kennedy McKean
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: November 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Died: April 2, 2020

 14 Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk
1
Famous As: Journalist, Historian, Writer, War correspondent
Birthdate: July 12, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Maidstone

 15 Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 21, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ballina, Ireland

 16 Edmund Burke

Edmund Burke
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Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: January 12, 1729
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Died: July 9, 1797

 17 Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore
0
Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 28, 1779
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 20, 1852

 18 Liz Bonnin

Liz Bonnin
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Famous As: Presented morning show RI:SE and music show Top of the Pops in the early 2000s
Birthdate: September 16, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France

 19 Mary McAleese

Mary McAleese
0
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: June 27, 1951
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ardoyne, Ireland

 20 Veronica Guerin

Veronica Guerin
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: July 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: June 26, 1996

 21 Nikolai Tolstoy

Nikolai Tolstoy
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Famous As: Historian, Non-fiction writer
Birthdate: June 23, 1935
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London

 22 Thomas Langlois Lefroy

Thomas Langlois Lefroy
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: MP for the constituency of Dublin University in 1830–1841, Lord Chief Justice of Ireland in 1852–1866
Birthdate: January 8, 1776
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: May 4, 1869

 23 Robert Emmet

Robert Emmet
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Revolutionary Leader
Birthdate: March 4, 1778
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: September 20, 1803

 24 Francis Ysidro Edgeworth

Francis Ysidro Edgeworth
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Famous As: Economist, Statistician, Lawyer, Mathematician
Birthdate: February 8, 1845
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: County Longford
Died: February 13, 1926

 25 Robert Nairac

Robert Nairac
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: August 31, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mauritius
Died: May 15, 1977

 26 William Trevor

William Trevor
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: May 24, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mitchelstown, Ireland
Died: November 20, 2016

 27 Charles Algernon Parsons

Charles Algernon Parsons
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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: June 13, 1854
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 11, 1931

 28 Jason Barry

Jason Barry
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 14, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Artane, Dublin, Ireland
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)

 29 John Redmond

John Redmond
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 1, 1856
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: County Wexford
Died: March 6, 1918

 30 William Congreve

William Congreve
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Listed In:
Famous As: Playwright, Poet, Writer, Translator
Birthdate: January 24, 1670
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Leeds
Died: January 19, 1729

 31 George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore

George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 1580 AD
Birthplace: Kiplin, England
Died: April 15, 1632

 32 George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney

George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: May 14, 1737
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lissanoure, Loughguile, Ballymoney, County Antrim Ireland
Died: May 31, 1806

 33 Richard Montgomery

Richard Montgomery
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: December 2, 1738
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Swords, Ireland
Died: December 31, 1775

 34 Abraham Cowley

Abraham Cowley
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1618 AD
Birthplace: London, England
Died: July 28, 1667

 35 George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville

George Germain, 1st Viscount Sackville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: January 26, 1716
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: August 26, 1785

 36 Henry Grattan

Henry Grattan
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 3, 1746
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: June 6, 1820

 37 Edward Henry Carson, Baron Carson

Edward Henry Carson, Baron Carson
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 9, 1854
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 22, 1935

 38 Michael Dillon

Michael Dillon
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: May 1, 1915
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: England
Died: May 15, 1962

 39 George Johnstone Stoney

George Johnstone Stoney
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: February 15, 1826
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: County Offaly
Died: July 5, 1911

 40 Brian Lenihan Jnr

Brian Lenihan Jnr
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 21, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: June 10, 2011

 41 William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse

William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronomer, Politician
Birthdate: June 17, 1800
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: York
Died: October 31, 1867

 42 John Dillon

John Dillon
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Irish leader
Birthdate: September 4, 1851
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Blackrock, Ireland
Died: August 4, 1927

 43 Nahum Tate

Nahum Tate
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 1652 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: July 30, 1715

 44 Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo

Richard Bourke, 6th Earl of Mayo
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Viceroy
Birthdate: February 21, 1822
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 8, 1872

 45 Thomas Osborne Davis

Thomas Osborne Davis
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Irish author
Birthdate: October 14, 1814
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mallow, Ireland
Died: September 16, 1845

 46 Robert Anderson

Robert Anderson
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Second Assistant Commissioner (Crime) of the London Metropolitan Police, from 1888 to 1901
Birthdate: May 29, 1841
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 15, 1918

 47 Dara Quigley

Dara Quigley
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 9, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: April 12, 2017

 48 John O'Mahony

John O'Mahony
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: 1815 AD
Birthplace: Kilbeheny, Ireland
Died: February 7, 1877

 49 Walter Terence Stace

Walter Terence Stace
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Civil Servant
Birthdate: November 17, 1886
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 2, 1967

 50 John Philpot Curran

John Philpot Curran
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Orator
Birthdate: July 24, 1750
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Newmarket, Ireland
Died: October 14, 1817
Trinity College is a research university situated in Dublin, Ireland. Having been established as early as 1592, it is one of the seven ancient universities of Ireland and Britain; it is in fact Ireland’s oldest university. It has also been deemed as the most productive globally recognized research center in Ireland. Trinity College offers degree and diploma courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is classified into three faculties that comprise of 25 institutions. The three departments are Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Engineering, Marketing and Sciences and lastly Health Sciences, which sprawl over a beautiful 51 acre property. As per the 2015-2016 edition of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, the university has bagged the 77th place in Europe and the 1st place in Ireland. The QS World University Rankings of 2016-17 has also ranked it 1st in Europe and 36th in the world. With a diverse and inclusive culture, the university supports its teaching, research and ground-breaking innovation while providing an ideal learning atmosphere for its 17,000 students hailing from numerous countries across the world. Many Nobel Laureates, political thinkers, artists, performers and academics have been born out of Trinity College. Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett, Edmund Burke, William Rowan Hamilton and so many other distinguished high-fliers have attended Trinity College. The alumni’s of Trinity College are truly inspirational; here is a list of some prominent individuals who pursued their education here.