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Wikipedia: List of Irish people
List of Irish people
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This is a list of famous Irish people.

It covers

  • people who come from the island of Ireland, which includes people from both Irish territories, the Republic of Ireland and the province of Northern Ireland.
  • people of Irish descent who identified themselves or involved themselves with Ireland (eg, Eamon de Valera, Princess Grace of Monaco),
  • people who chose to adopt an Irish identity or Irish citizenship (eg, Daniel Day-Lewis).

Some people born on the island of Ireland, particularly from Northern Ireland, also regard themselves as British. Perhaps because of the extent of Irish emigration, talented people of Irish birth or descent have become known throughout the world.








Science, Education and Technology


  • Eddie Irvine, Formula One driver
  • Paul McGinley, golfer
  • George Best, footballer
  • Dave McAuley, boxer
  • Barry McGuigan, boxer
  • Jonjo O'Neill, jockey
  • Roy Keane, footballer
  • Robbie Keane, footballer
  • Damien Duff, footballer
  • Shay Given, footballer
  • Niall Quinn, footballer
  • Colm O'Rourke, Gaelic Athletic Association GAA footballer
  • Sean Boylan, long-time manager of All-Ireland winning Meath football team
  • Mick O'Dywer, successful gaelic inter-county football manager
  • Brian O'Driscoll, rugby player
  • Keith Wood, rugby player
  • Sonia O'Sullivan, Olympic medal winner
  • Elizabeth Hawkins-Whitshed, 19th century mountaineer
  • Eamon Coughlan, runner
  • Ruby Walsh, jockey
  • Eamon Dunphy, soccer player turned media commentator and broadcaster
  • Michelle Smith - disgraced Olympic swimming medal-winner
  • Ronnie Delaney - Olympic medal winner/athletics
  • Mick McCarthy - former Republic of Ireland football manager
  • John Pius Boland - double Olympic medal-winner/tennis,1896
  • Pat O'Callaghan - Olympic gold medal/hammer, 1928, 1932
  • Bob Tisdall - Olympic gold medal/400mH, 1932
  • John Treacy - Olympic silver medal/marathon, 1984
  • Sean Kelly, cyclist
  • Stephen Roche, cyclist



See also: List of people by nationality


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