Famous Irish - Irish Celebrities - page 3

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.

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The Most Famous Irish

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Mary GleesonIrishMary (née Weldon) is the celebrity wife of accomplished Irish actor and film director Brendan Gleeson.
Yvonne McGuinnessOctober 12, 1972IrishYvonne McGuinness is an Irish multimedia artist
Leo VaradkarJanuary 18, 1979IrishCam Leo Varadkar is the current Taoiseach—the Prime Minister—of the Republic of Ireland
Lindy TsangDecember 6, 1986IrishLindy Tsang is a Chinese-Irish YouTuber
Jack DuffJuly 6, 1999IrishJack Duff is a music artist from Ireland
Barry HerridgeAugust 10, 1973IrishBarry Herridge is an Irish psychotherapist and the fourth husband of famous Irish singer and songwriter Sinéad O’Çonnor
Greg HoranFebruary 11, 1988IrishGreg Horan is the elder brother of 'One Direction' member Niall Horan
Dylan MoranNovember 3, 1971IrishDylan Moran is a stand-up comedian and actor best known for his observational comedy
Evanna LynchAugust 16, 1991IrishEvanna Patricia Lynch is a popular Irish actress and model
Allie SherlockApril 7, 2005IrishAllie Sherlock is an Irish singer, guitarist, and 'YouTube' star
William Desmond Taylor

William Desmond Taylor

William Desmond Taylor was an Ireland-born American director and actor who directed more than 50 silent films

IrishApril 26, 1872115 views

Typhoid Mary

Typhoid Mary was an asymptomatic carrier of the pathogen associated with typhoid fever; she was presumed to have infected 51 people

IrishSeptember 23, 1869171 views

Martin McDonagh

Martin McDonagh is a British-Irish playwright, screenwriter and film director

IrishMarch 26, 197078 views

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh is an Irish music manager, who grew to fame as a judge on UK’s popular show ‘X Factor’

IrishAugust 5, 1952410 views

Cyrus Pallonji Mistry

Cyrus Pallonji Mistry is the ex Chairman of Tata Group of Companies

IrishJuly 4, 1968374 views

Sir William Rowan Hamilton

Sir William Rowan Hamilton was one of the greatest scientists to be born in Ireland

IrishAugust 4, 1805190 views

Robert Boyle

Robert Boyle was one of the founders of modern chemistry

IrishJanuary 25, 1627181 views

Richard Harris

Richard Harris was an Irish actor, singer, director, producer and writer

IrishOctober 1, 1930128 views

John Hume

John Hume is famous as the founding member of the Social Democratic and Labor Party in Ireland

IrishJanuary 18, 1937111 views

George Best

George Best was a Northern Irish footballer who achieved great success with the club ‘Manchester United’

BritishMay 22, 1946156 views