IRELANDS MOST FAMOUS PEOPLE
A former 2 time UFC champion Conor is a mixed martial artist, and possibly the UFC's biggest superstar. He's gone on to build an impressive business empire with his huge earnings winnings.
Bono, who’s real name is Paul Hewson is best known as the lead vocalist of rock band U2. Bono grew up in the Finglas area of north Dublin and now lives in Dalkey, one of the more exclusive areas in South Dublin.
After her birth in New York to undocumented Irish parents Saoirse moved to Ireland aged 3. After a childhood raised in County Carlow and primarily Dublin she went on to become one of the most successful actress of her generation.
Niall Horan came to fame after auditioning in the UK hit TV series “The X Factor”, as a member of the boy band One Direction. After the band split in 2016 he’s gone onto a successful solo career, with hit singles across Europe, America and further afield.
Roy Keane forged a hugely successful career at Manchester United, captaining the team during its most successful period ever between the 1990’s and 2000’s.
At only 22, McIlroy became the second youngest World Number 1, after winning a number of competitions in the previous year, including the US Open. Now aged 31 Rory remains one of the world's top golfers.
Known for his roles in movies such as Schindler's List and Taken Liam Neeson is one of Ireland’s best known actors.
Graham is a television and radio presenter and comedian who’s is most well known for his hit United Kingdom based TV show “The Graham Norton Show”. Norton is openly gay and hails from Co. Cork, where he often revisits.
Enya is Ireland's best-selling solo artist and also Ireland's second-best-selling artist, behind only U2. Having sold over 26.5 million albums now lives in the Dalkey area of Dublin, just around the corner from Bono.
Brendan O'Carroll is a writer, producer and comedian. While best known these days for his hit TV show Mrs. Brown’s Boy’s he previously forged a very successful career as one of Ireland’s top comedians.
Mary Robinson is an inspirational Irish independent politician who served as the first woman president and the seventh overall President of Ireland. She left that role early to become the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Katie Taylor is a professional boxer and also a former Ireland international footballer. She is a two-weight world champion and the current undisputed lightweight champion, with a 17 win and 0 loss record.
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