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40 Famous People from Ireland

Can you name 40 famous people from Ireland?
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Last updated: February 19, 2024
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Female pirate and partner of Calico Jack Rackham
Anne Bonny
Dumbledore in the early "Harry Potter" films
Richard Harris
Author of "Gulliver's Travels"
Jonathan Swift
Singer who performed the song "Nothing Compares 2 U"
Sinead O'Connor
Actor who played James Bond
Pierce Brosnan
First female president of Ireland from 1990 to 1997
Mary Robinson
Leading figure in the Irish struggle for independence
Michael Collins
Novelist who wrote "Ulysses"
James Joyce
Singer known for her Celtic and New Age stylings
Enya
Lead singer of "The Cranberries"
Dolores O'Riordan
Political leader referred as 'the Liberator'
Daniel O'Connell
Actor who played in "Phone Booth", "The Recruit" and "Daredevil"
Colin Farrell
Lead singer of boyband group "Boyzone"
Ronan Keating
Poet who wrote "Sailing to Byzantinum"
William Butler Yeats
Actor who portrayed Tommy Shelby in the series Peaky Blinders
Cillian Murphy
Most capped player and the top goal scorer of Ireland
Robbie Keane
Actor who portrayed T. E. Lawrence in "Lawrence of Arabia"
Peter O'Toole
Comedy chat show host
Graham Norton
CEO of Ryanair airline
Michael O'Leary
Founder of the famous Dublin brewery
Arthur Guinness
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Lead singer of the rock band "The Boomtown Rats"
Bob Geldof
Comedian and the star of sitcom "Mrs Brown's Boys"
Brendan O'Carroll
Novelist who wrote "The Portrait of Dorian Gray"
Oscar Wilde
Author of the Gothic horror novel "Dracula"
Bram Stoker
Captain of the Ireland rugby team from 2003 until 2012
Brian O'Driscoll
Actor who played in "Steve Jobs" and "12 Years a Slave"
Michael Fassbender
Actor who played in The Usual Suspects and Miller’s Crossing
Gabriel Byrne
Mixed martial artist and UFC champion
Conor McGregor
Famous redhead who often played in westerns and adventure films
Maureen O'Hara
Crime reporter who was shot dead by drug lords in 1996
Veronica Guerin
Frontman of the rock band "U2"
Bono
Second of only two cyclists to win the Triple Crown of victories
Stephen Roche
Actress who played in "Atonement", "Brooklyn" and "Ladybird"
Saoirse Ronan
Singer-songwriter and a member of the boy band One Direction
Niall Horan
Playwright who wrote "Pygmalion" and "Saint Joan"
George Bernard Shaw
Founder of a F1 team which operated from 1991 to 2005
Eddie Jordan
Long distance runner and world champion in athletics
Sonia O'Sullivan
Novelist who wrote the 1953 play "Waiting for Godot"
Samuel Beckett
Anglo-Irish explorer who led three expeditions to the Antarctic
Ernest Shackleton
Female professional boxer and world champion
Katie Taylor
1 Comments
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Level 60
Jan 17, 2023
Maybe add Danny O'Donoghue from The Script?