University College Dublin

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Discover the notable alumni of University College Dublin. The list includes people like Neil Jordan, Chris O'Dowd, Katie Taylor, Dermot Morgan & Cyril Cusack. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as writers, film & theater personalities, media personalities, leaders and miscellaneous etc.
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 1 
James Joyce
(One of the Most Influential Writers of the 20th Century)
James Joyce
10
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: February 2, 1882
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Rathgar, Ireland
Died: January 13, 1941
 2 
Brendan Gleeson
(Actor and Director Best Known for His Role as ‘Alastor Moody’ in the ‘Harry Potter’ Films)
Brendan Gleeson
12
Birthdate: March 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 3 
Chris O'Dowd
4
Birthdate: October 9, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boyle, County Roscommon, Ireland
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 4 
Gabriel Byrne
(One of Ireland's Greatest Film Actors)
Gabriel Byrne
4
Birthdate: May 12, 1950
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Walkinstown, Dublin, Ireland
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 5 
Dominique McElligott
(Irish Actress)
Dominique McElligott
2
Birthdate: March 5, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 6 
Katie Taylor
(Irish Professional Boxer, Former Footballer and Undisputed Lightweight Champion Since 2017)
Katie Taylor
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 2, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 7 
Ali Hewson
(Activist and Co-founder of the Fashion Line "EDUN" and Skincare Products Company "Nude")
Ali Hewson
5
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: March 23, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 8 
Dermot Morgan
(Comedian)
Dermot Morgan
1
Birthdate: March 31, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: February 28, 1998
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 9 
Eoin Macken
1
Birthdate: February 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 10 
Dara Ó Briain
(Comedian, Television Presenter)
Dara Ó Briain
4
Birthdate: February 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bray, Ireland
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
 11 
Killian Scott
(Film actor)
Killian Scott
0
Birthdate: July 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Kilmallock, Limerick, Ireland
 12 
Cyril Cusack
0
Birthdate: November 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Durban, South Africa
Died: October 7, 1993
 13 
Neil Jordan
(Director and Screenwriter)
Neil Jordan
1
Birthdate: February 25, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rosses Point, Ireland
 14 
Camille O'Sullivan
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
 15 
Dan O'Herlihy
0
Birthdate: May 1, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wexford, Ireland
Died: February 17, 2005
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 16 
Brian O'Driscoll
(Irish Former Professional Rugby Union Player)
Brian O'Driscoll
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 17 
Amy Huberman
(Actress)
Amy Huberman
2
Birthdate: March 20, 1979
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cabinteely, Ireland
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 18 
Gemma O'Doherty
(Journalist)
Gemma O'Doherty
1
Birthdate: August 24, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ranelagh,Dublin, Ireland
 19 
Colm Tóibín
(Author Famous for His Works 'The Blackwater Lightship', 'The Master' and 'Brooklyn')
Colm Tóibín
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Enniscorthy, County Wexford, Ireland
 20 
Roddy Doyle
(Writer)
Roddy Doyle
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
 21 
Marian Keyes
(Writer)
Marian Keyes
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
 22 
Arthur Griffith
(Former Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom (1918-1922))
Arthur Griffith
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 31, 1871
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: August 12, 1922
 23 
Rosanna Davison
1
Birthdate: April 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 24 
Sinead Keenan
(Actress)
Sinead Keenan
0
Birthdate: December 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
 25 
Aidan McArdle
0
Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 26 
Tony O'Reilly
(Irish Former Businessman and International Rugby Union Player)
Tony O'Reilly
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 7, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 27 
Josh van der Flier
(Rugby union flanker)
Josh van der Flier
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 25, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Wicklow, Ireland
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 28 
Maeve Binchy
(Novelist)
Maeve Binchy
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 28, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dalkey, Dublin, Republic of Ireland Ireland
Died: July 30, 2012
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 29 
Liam O'Flaherty
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: August 28, 1896
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Inishmore, Ireland
Died: September 7, 1984
 30 
Kevin Barry
(Revolutionary)
Kevin Barry
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 20, 1902
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 1, 1920
 31 
Peter McDonald
0
Birthdate: January 28, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
 32 
Peter Sutherland
(UN Special Representative for International Migration from 2006 to 2017)
Peter Sutherland
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 25, 1946
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Foxrock, Ireland
Died: January 7, 2018
 33 
Dermot Walsh
0
Birthdate: September 10, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, County Dublin, Irish Free State Ireland
Died: June 26, 2002
 34 
Hazel Chu
(Politician)
Hazel Chu
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1980 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
 35 
Richard Mulcahy
(Politician)
Richard Mulcahy
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 10, 1886
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland
Died: December 16, 1971
 36 
Flann O'Brien
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 5, 1911
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Strabane, Ireland
Died: April 1, 1966
 37 
Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: February 12, 1911
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bray, Ireland
Died: March 21, 1978
 38 
Adam Fergus
0
Birthplace: Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland
 39 
Garret FitzGerald
(Politician)
Garret FitzGerald
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 9, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: May 19, 2011
 40 
Seán T. O'Kelly
(President of Ireland)
Seán T. O'Kelly
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 25, 1882
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: November 23, 1966
 41 
Rhys Ruddock
(Rugby union flanker)
Rhys Ruddock
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 42 
Patrick Hillery
(Politician)
Patrick Hillery
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Spanish Point, Ireland
Died: April 12, 2008
 43 
John A. Costello
(Politician)
John A. Costello
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 20, 1891
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fairview, Ireland
Died: January 5, 1976
 44 
Thomas Kinsella
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
 45 
Julian Benson
(Talent agent, choreographer and is also known for his role as a judge on the RTÉ One series, Dancing with the Stars)
Julian Benson
0
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: February 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
 46 
Chloe Watkins
(Field hockey player)
Chloe Watkins
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 7, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Unknown
 47 
Padraic Colum
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 8, 1881
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Longford, Ireland
Died: January 11, 1972
 48 
Kevin Christopher O'Higgins
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 7, 1892
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Stradbally, Ireland
Died: July 10, 1927
 49 
Peter Caffrey
0
Birthdate: April 18, 1949
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 1, 2008
 50 
Mary Lavin
(Short Story Writer)
Mary Lavin
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 10, 1912
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Walpole, Massachusetts, United States
Died: March 25, 1996