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Famous Irish People

August 1st, 2019
Famous Irish People

“We’re not just here to take part. We’re here to take over.” – Conor McGregor

There have been many famous people from Ireland greatly known today and from history. These individuals range from sports stars and actors to those who represented Ireland during times of fighting for independence. While it was difficult to pick only a few, we shortlisted some of our favourites below!

Two words- Cillian Murphy! Murphy has been on the rise the last few years and there’s no sign of him slowing down anytime soon! Most known for his role in Peaky Blinders, Murphy has appeared in very well known movies, including our favourites- Dunkirk and The Dark Knight. As a Cork man, we’re sure he has more up his sleeves in the years to come!

Photo: @cillian__murphy_ Instagram

Niall Horan anyone? There’s so many well known Irish celebrities, but Horan is a name I don’t think we could forget. As being part of one of the biggest boybands in the world, Horan made his dubet on The X Factor in 2010 and from then on, we can’t get enough of the Mullingar man! In addition to Horan, Colin Farrell is one of the most talented Irish men we can think of! From S.W.A.T to Dumbo, there’s no role that he cannot play!

Niall Horan
Photo credit: @niallhoran Instagram

Another famous person of Ireland is actress Saoirse Ronan, 25. Although she was born and raised in New York, her parents are Irish with both being from Dublin. She has however, resided in Howth, Carlow and more recently Greystones, Co Wicklow. Saoirse does not hide the fact that she is proud to be Irish, she even once said herself “I don’t know where I am from. I’m just Irish”. She is known for starring in numerous movies, one of my favourites being ‘The Lovely Bones’. If you havn’t already seen this, make sure you check it out! Throughout her career she has been nominated for and has received many awards. Ones being a Golden Globe award for best actress in the movie ‘Ladybird’. Through her interviews she always makes it know that she is Irish and proud of it and talks about the country and the people as one in a statement she made previously “I am proud of where I come from. I am proud of the work we’ve done. That makes me smile.”

Saoirse Ronan
Photo credit: @ronan.saoirse Instagram

We can’t talk about famous Irish people without mentioning Bono, from u2! He was born and raised in Dublin. Throughout his career his has given a lot back to the people all around the world this in turn has resulted in him also gaining back. His charity work involved meeting with world leaders and talking about issues such as debt relief for developing countries, world poverty and AIDS. In past years, he even made it to ‘The Time’s Magazine Person of The Year’. He has also won many awards 7 of those being Grammy awards.


Their passion, humour and selflessness has been shown greatly all over the world through what they do. Awards have been won and history has been made with more stories still to come from the famous people we have at present and those we are yet to discover in the future. You gotta love the Irish!

Blog Post by Ciara Poole

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