Famous Irish People

Ireland has a long list of Irish people. From James Bond Actor Pierce Brosnan to MMA fighter Conor McGregor Ireland has a few widely known people. Heres 5 famous people in Irish

  1. Pierce Brosnan – Best known for playing secret agent James Bond. Brosnan decided to become an actor as a teenager and graduated from the Drama Centre.
  2. Conor McGregor is an Irish Professional Mixed martial artists who is signed with UFC. While he isn’t the first Irish fighter to enter the octagon he is the only Irish Fighter to have one a match in the UFC.
  3. Colin Farrel – Colin has played roles in movies such as Phone Booth, The war zone and S.W.A.T.
  4. Bono – Paul David Hewson who has the nickname Bono who plays in the band U2.
  5. Richard Harris – Richard St John Harris who is widely known as Richard Harris was an irish singer, actor, producer, director and writer. He is widely known for his roles in Harry Potter, Gladiator and Hawaii.
  6. Louis Walsh is an Entertainment Manager & TV Personality.  He was famous for Pop Idle and X factor. He’s most famous for forming the boy band West Life.
  7. Graham Norton  is an Irish television and radio presenter, DJ, comedian, actor, and writer.  He has a show called the Graham Norton show.
  8. Sinead O’Connor – Sinéad O’Connor is an Irish singer-songwriter with her most known track “nothing compares to you” written by Prince.
  9. Liam Neeson – Liam Neeson was born on June 7, 1952 in Ballymena, Northern Ireland and is most known for the movie Taken. 

Who’s your favourite?  Theres plenty of famous people out there with Irish Heritage though –  Charlie Sheen, Ben Stiller, Harrison Ford all claim to have Irish herritage. Tom cruise has a certificate to say he has Irish Heritage and barrack Obama’s great great Grandfather is Irish.


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