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Famous Irish People

Kashmira Lad Mar 11, 2020
Apart from the beautiful castles and the graceful dance forms, there are many famous Irish people who have brought fame and glory to this nation. Some of the well-known Irish personalities are enlisted below.
Ireland is a place that has a rich culture. The country is particularly known for its beautiful dance forms, which have mesmerized people for years. Besides, the beautiful countryside with the gorgeous castles speak volumes about the beauty and the rich history of the nation. Ireland boasts about its share of famous personalities in the world its list, who have brought fame and laurels to the country. Some of these personalities are enlisted below.

Pierce Brosnan

  • Better known as James Bond, Pierce Brosnan is an Irish American actor.
  • He is known for his dynamic character portrayals in the movies, like The Golden Eye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day.
  • This drool worthy actor became an American citizen in the year 2004.
  • He was also a popular figure due to the successful television series, Remington Steele.
  • He has a range of characters to his credit. This stunning actor is now a film producer and an environmentalist as well.

Paul David Hewson (Bono)

  • Paul David Hewson, better known as Bono of the U2 group, was born in Dublin, Ireland.
  • The Irish band U2 has many smash hits to their credit.
  • Bono is also the creative head behind the lyrics of the songs, and is known for his controversial lyrics as well.
  • This talented artist also has numerous awards to his credit.
  • He has also tried his hand at acting, and is engaged in extensive humanitarian work.

Ronan Keating

  • Ronan Keating tasted success when he was a member of the popular boyband group, Boyzone.
  • This famous Irish personality is known for his singing skills and is also a smash hit with most of the teenyboppers.
  • Tracks sung by Ronan Keating have hit the number one spot on most of the charts (goes to prove his popularity).
  • He has worked with the members of Boyzone for 7 years, after which the members went their separate ways.
  • The internet was ablaze with the news of their reunion in the years that followed.
  • Ronan Keating moved on with his singing career and has several awards under his belt.

Oscar Wilde

  • This famous Irish personality was one of the most successful writers ever.
  • 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' was amongst his most renowned works.
  • Oscar Wilde was more recognized for his role towards aesthetic as well as decadent movements.
  • He often brought criticism from other writers and found himself shrouded in controversy.
  • Despite this, his works speak volumes about his talent as a writer.

Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton

  • He was an Irish physicist and is also the only famous Irish person to have won a Nobel Award for his work in science.
  • John Cockcroft and Ernest Walton were the recipients of the 1951 Nobel Prize, which was mainly for their path-breaking work on the transmutation of the atomic nuclei.
  • This duo was also awarded the Hughes Medal of the Royal society of London. This was in the year 1938.
  • He also received many honorary degrees that were awarded from the institutes of North America and the British Isles.

James Hoban

  • This talented Irish architect is renowned for designing the White House.
  • He was born in Desart, near Callan, in Ireland.
  • It was in the year 1792, when Hoban won a contest that gave him the opportunity to design the mansion, which was known later as the White House.

Tony O'Reilly

  • He was born in Dublin and is particularly famous as one of the richest men in Ireland.
  • He was conferred the honor of being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II, in the year 2001.
  • This was particularly for his services towards Northern Ireland.
  • He was also the former CEO of the H.J. Heinz Company and is also well-known for his leadership skills.
  • He was associated with the Independent News and Media Group as well. Tony O'Reilly has both, the Irish as well as British citizenship.

Niall Horan

  • Born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland, this talented artist is a part of the pop boy band, One Direction.
  • Niall Horan has been playing the guitar since he was a kid.
  • He performed acts in his country, and at the age of 16, he participated in 'The X Factor'.
  • The first album of the band, 'Up All Night', became an instant bestseller in the United Kingdom and the United States.
The list of famous Irish people does not end here itself! Ireland truly does have a long list of talented famous personalities who have made a notable contribution in different fields.