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Famous People of Ireland.

Read about over one hundred Famous Irish People

 

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Adair, John George Landlord
Andrews, Thomas Designer of The Titanic.
Aldworth, Elizabeth  
Allingham, William Poet
   

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Bagenal, Nicholas English soldier and planter.
Barefoot, Magnus Viking King
Bianaconi, Carlo Businessman
Billy in the Bowl Murderer with no legs.
Blood, Captain Soldier of fortune.
Boycott, Captain His sir name became a word in the English language.
Boru, Brian King of Ireland
Breckenridge, George Landlord famous for building a folly.
Bruce, Edward Invaded Ireland in 1315
Bunting, Edward Musician and Collector of Irish Music
St Brendan Brendan the Navigator.
St Brigid Brigid of Kildare, early church leader.
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Campbell, Agnes. Scottish Nobel woman.
Casement, Roger. English diplomat hanged by the Btitish for treason.
Cassles, Richard. Architect.
Castlereagh, Viscount Landowner
Chichester, Sir Arthur English soldier who played a significant role in supressing Ulster.
Collins, Michael Statesman and Republican leader.
St Colmcille Church person
St Congall Church person.



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Dargan, William Engineer, known as "The father of the Irish railways"
Delaney, Mary Writer on social affairs in Ireland
Dervorgilla Queen of Breifne. Wife of Tiernan O'Rorque.
Davitt, Michael Co Founder of the Land League.
Dympna, Saint Famed for her kind treatment of the mentally ill.



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Early, Biddy Lay Healer.
Emmet, Robert Nationalist Leader.
Essex, Earls Of English Nobles and Soldiers.

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Ferguson, Harry Industrialist and inventor of the tractor.
Fitzgerald, Garret More Earl of Kildare (Kings Deputy)
FitzGerald, Thomas 10th Earl of Kildare (Silken Thomas)
Fitzgerald, Lord Edward One of the leaders of the 1798 rebellion.



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Gregory. Lady Augusta She and W B Yeates were leading figures in the Celtic revival
Gray, Betsy Revolutionary (1798)
Green, William Arthur Photographer
Griffith, Arthur Founder of Sien Fien
Goldsmith, Oliver Writer
Gonne, Maude Revolutionary
Guinness Family Brewers of Irelands famous stout.



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Hamilton, James Scottish planter. (Ulster)
Hayes, Edward Painter
Hamilton, William Rowan Mathematician
Harty, Herbert Hamilton Musician.
Hempson, Denis Blind Harper
Heaney Seamus Poet and writer.
Hervey. Fredrick Earl of Bristol & Bishop of Derry
Hone, Eavie Stain Glass artist.
Hull, Eleanor  
Hyde, Douglas First president of Ireland.



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King John English King.
Joyce, Patrick Weston Writer
Joyce, James Novelist and story writer.



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Kavanagh, Patrick  Irish Poet.
Kavanagh, Arthur MacMurrough



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Londonderry 7th Marques's Politician & Land owner.
Lynchehaun, James



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Maeve of Connacht Ancient Queen
Magnus Barefoot Viking King, killed by the Irish in 1103
Mayne, Blair British Soldier
McBride, Sean Revolutionary, politician.
MacMurrough, Diarmuid King of Leinster
McCracken, Henry Joy Leader of the 1798 rebellion in Ulster.
Mitchell, Writer and political activist.
Lord Moira Politician Statesman Soldier
Montgomery, Hugh Scottish planter of Ulster
Moore, Thomas Poet and musician.



N Nial of the Nine Hostages Provincial King of Ireland
Norris, Sir John .English Soldier



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O'Carolin, Turlough Famous blind Irish harpist.
O'Connell, Daniel Politician
O'Laverty, James Cleric and writer.
O'Hanlon, Redmond Highwayman
O'Malley, Grace Famous Irish pirate.
O'Neill, Hugh Earl of Tyrone
O'Neill, Con Bacagh  
O'Neill, Flaherty King
O'Neill, Shane  
O'Neill, Sir Phelim  
O'Neill, Owen Roe Soldier 1641 Rebellion



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Parnell, Charles Stewart Politician
Sloan, Sir Hanz Scientist and founder of the British museum.
St Patrick Church person, patron saint of Ireland.
Patrick, Pearse (Henry) Leader of the 1916 uprising.
Plunkett, Sir Horace Agricultural reformer.



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Sir Walter Raleigh English lord, pirate and landowner in Ireland.
Rawdon, Francis Lord Moira Politician Statesman Soldier
Russell, Thomas Revolutionary
Russell, George William Painter, poet and journalist.



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St. Columkille Church leader
George Bernard Shaw Writer.
Patrick Augustine Sheehan (1852–1913), Irish Catholic clergyman
Sir Hans Sloan Scientist and founder of the British museum.
Bram Stoker Journalist, writer and creator of Dracula.
Jonathan Swift Author and Cleric
John Millington Synge Dramatist.



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Tandy, James Napper Revolutionary 1798
Tone,  Theobald Wolf Patriot.
Thurot, Commander Captured Carrickfergus Castle


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Bishop James Usher, Protestant cleric. 1581-1656
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Wilde, Oscar Writer 1854-1900
Webb, Alfred John Politician and writer 1834-1908
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Yeates. William Butler Poet and writer.