FAMOUS PEOPLE FROM DUBLIN

By Tim Lambert

A list of some famous people born in Dublin

A

Bertie Ahern 1951- Taoiseach

Dave Allen 1936- Comedian

Sara Allgood 1883-1950 Actress

Eamon Andrews 1922-1987 T.V. Host

B

Francis Bacon 1909-1992 Artist

Michael William Balfe 1808-1870 Composer

George Barret 1732-1784 Artist

Samuel Beckett 1906-89 Writer

Thomas Barnardo 1845-1905 Founder of childrens homes

Brendan Behan 1923-1964 Writer

Dominic Behan 1928-1989 Writer

Louie Bennett 1870-1956 Trade Unionist

Issac Bickerstaffe 1735-1812 Playwright

Seoirse Bodley 1933- Composer

Eavan Boland 1944- Poet

Dermot Bolger 1959- Writer

Elizabeth Bowen 1899-1973 Writer

Sean Bodley 1933- Composer

Brian Boydell 1917-2000 Musician

Edmund Burke 1729-97 Politician and writer

Gabriel Byrne 1950- Actor

C

Roger Casement 1864-1916 Politician

Liam Cosgrave 1920- Former Taoiseach

John A Costello 1891-1976 Taioseach

Michael Craig-Martin 1941- Artist

Gemma Craven 1950- Actress/singer

D

Keith Duffy 1974- Singer

Ronald Dunlop 1894-1973 Artist

Paul Durcan 1944- Poet

F

Colin Farrell 1976- Actor

John Field 1782-1837 Composer

Garrett Fitzgerald 1926- Former Taoiseach

John Henry Foley 1818-1874 Sculptor

Stanhope Alexander Frobes 1857-1947 Artist

Brenda Fricker 1945- Actress

G

Sir Bob Geldof 1954- Musician

Brendan Gleeson 1955- Actor

Oliver Gogarty 1878-1957 Poet

Eamon Grennan 1941- Poet

Sir Richard Griffith 1784-1878 Geologist

H

William Rowan Hamilton 1805-1865 Mathematician

Victor Herbert 1859-1924 Composer

Thomas Hickey 1741-1824 Artist

Evie Hone 1894-1955 Artist

I

Rex Ingram 1893-1960 Film Director

J

Mainie Jellett 1897-1944 Artist

Jennifer Johnston 1930- Writer

James Joyce 1882-1941 Writer

K

Ronan Keating 1977- Singer

Luke Kelly 1940-1984 Musician

Thomas Kinsella 1928- Poet

L

Sean Lemass 1899-1971 Taioseach

M

Denis MacCarthy 1817-1882 Writer

Donagh MacDonagh 1912-1968 Writer

Niall MacGinnis 1913-1978 Actor

Colum McCann 1965- Writer

John McGahern 1934- Writer

Colm Meaney 1953- Actor

Thomas Moore 1779-1852 Poet

Mary Morrisy 1957- writer

Richard Moynan 1856-1906 Artist

Ann Murray 1949- Singer

James Musspratt 1793-1886 Chemist

N

Viscount Northcliffe 1865-1922 Journalist

O

Sean O'Casey 1884-1964 Playwright

Sinead O'Connor 1966- Singer/songwriter

Eimar O'Duffy 1893-1935 Writer

Sean O'Faolain 1900-1991 Writer

Maureen O'Hara 1920- Actress

Sean O'Kelly 1882-1966 Former President

Tony O'Reilly 1936- Rugby player

Milo O'Shea 1926- Actor

Richard Oldham 1858-1936 Geologist

Walter Osborne 1859-1903 Artist

P

Thomas Parnell 1679-1718 Poet

Patrick Henry Pearse 1879-1916 Poet

James Plunkett 1920-2003 Writer

Daniel Pollen 1813-1896 Prime Minister of New Zealand

Albert Power 1882-1945 Sculptor

Q

Glenn Quinn 1970-2002 Actor

R

Kevin Roche 1922- Architect

Jonathan Rhys Meyers 1977- Actor

S

Sean Scully 1945- Artist

George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 Writer

Sir Martin Archer Shee 1769-1850 Artist

Richard Sheridan 1751-1816 Playwright

Henry Smith 1826-1883 Mathematician

Thomas Southerne 1660-1746 Playwright

Sir Richard Steele 1672-1729 Writer

James Stephens 1882-1950 Poet

Bram Stoker 1847-1912 Writer

Mary Swanzy 1882-1978 Artist

Jonathan Swift 1667-1745 Writer

John Millington Synge 1871-1909 Writer

T

James Napper Tandy 1740-1803 Patriot

Thoebald Wolf Tone 1663-1798 Revolutionary

Katharine Tynan 1861-1931 Poet

Y

William Butler Yeats 1865-1939 Writer

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