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List of famous alumni from Blackrock College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Blackrock College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Blackrock College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Blackrock College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Blackrock College.

Alumni include Bob Geldof, Brian O'Driscoll and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Blackrock College?” and “Which celebrities are Blackrock College alumni?”

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Bob Geldof is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Bob Geldof Songwriter, Musician, Singer-songwriter Bob Geldof is a musician, actor and political activist.

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David J. O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
David J. O'Reilly Businessperson David J. O'Reilly has been chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Chevron since January 2000.

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Éamon de Valera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Éamon de Valera Politician, Teacher Éamon de Valera was one of the dominant political figures in twentieth century Ireland. His political career spanned over half a century, from 1917 to 1973; he served multiple terms as ...more

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Ryan Tubridy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Ryan Tubridy Television presenter, Talk show host, Radio Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy, nicknamed "Tubs", is an Irish broadcaster, a presenter of live shows on radio and television in Ireland. Only in his forties, he is one of the youngest presenters on ...more

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Brian O'Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Brian O'Driscoll Rugby Player, Athlete Brian Gerald O'Driscoll is an Irish former professional rugby union player. Registered at University College Dublin R.F.C., he played at outside centre for the Irish provincial team Leinster and ...more

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Liam O'Flaherty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Liam O'Flaherty Novelist, Writer Liam O'Flaherty was a significant Irish novelist and short story writer and a major figure in the Irish literary renaissance. Like his brother Tom Maidhc O'Flaherty, he was involved for a time ...more

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Luke Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Luke Fitzgerald Luke Matthew Fitzgerald is a rugby union footballer. He currently plays at winger or fullback for Leinster. Having previously studied at Blackrock College he won two Leinster Schools Senior ...more

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Alessandro Franciosi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Alessandro Franciosi

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Ruairi Quinn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Ruairi Quinn Ruairi Quinn is an Irish Labour Party politician. He is a Teachta Dála for the Dublin South–East constituency. He was Minister for Finance from 1994 to 1997, leader of the Labour Party ...more

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Fergus Slattery is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Fergus Slattery John Fergus Slattery is a former rugby union player who represented Ireland. He played schools rugby for Blackrock College and then moved on to play senior rugby for UCD, before earning a call ...more

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Leo Cullen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Leo Cullen Leo Cullen is a retired Irish rugby union player who played Lock for Irish club Leinster Rugby and Ireland. He was educated, firstly at Willow Park which is the junior school to Blackrock ...more

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Lawrence Bulger is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Lawrence Bulger Rugby Player, Physician, Athlete Lawrence 'Larry' Quinlivan Bulger was an Irish rugby union player, athlete and doctor. Bulger played international rugby for Ireland and in 1896 was chosen to represent a British Isles XV in ...more

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Victor Costello is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Victor Costello Victor Carton Patrick Costello is a retired Irish rugby union player and Olympic shot-putter.

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Gary Brown is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Gary Brown Gary Brown is a professional rugby union player. Brown attended Blackrock College and later played for Blackrock College RFC.

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Cillian Willis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Cillian Willis Cillian Willis is a professional rugby union footballer employed by Leinster Rugby for whom he plays his provincial rugby. He previously played for University College Dublin RFC. His primary ...more

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Bob Casey is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Bob Casey Bob Casey is an Irish rugby union footballer who used to play at lock for London Irish until his retirement at the end of the 2011/2012 season. Casey is originally from Maynooth, County Kildare, ...more

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Joe Lynch is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Joe Lynch Actor Joseph Laurence 'Joe' Lynch was an Irish actor who enjoyed a long career in both serious drama and light comedy. He also did voice work for children's animated series, in particular Chorlton and ...more

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Shane Byrne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Shane Byrne James Shane Byrne is a former Irish rugby union hooker. He is nicknamed 'Munch' or 'Mullet'. A native of Aughrim, County Wicklow, Byrne played Gaelic football up to under-16 level with the local ...more

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Ryle Nugent is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Ryle Nugent Ryle Nugent is an Irish sports broadcaster, reporter and Head of RTÉ Sport. Prior to his appointment, he was RTÉ's commissioning editor for sport primarily specialising in rugby ...more

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Dan Mullane is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Dan Mullane Daniel "Dan" Mullane is an Irish celebrity chef, television personality and proprietor of the restaurant, The Mustard Seed in Ballingarry, County Limerick. Himself and his cookery have ...more

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Frank Duff is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Frank Duff Servant of God Francis Michael "Frank" Duff was a native of Dublin, Ireland, the eldest child of a wealthy family. He is best known for bringing attention to the role of the laity ...more

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Harry Clifton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Harry Clifton Harry Clifton is an Irish poet. He was born in Dublin, but has lived in Africa and Asia, as well as more recently in continental Europe. He has published five collections of poems in Ireland and ...more

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Ronan Keane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Ronan Keane Ronan Keane, S.C., was Chief Justice of Ireland from 2000 to 2004. Keane was educated at Blackrock College, Dublin, and graduated from University College Dublin in 1953 with a BA in Modern ...more

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Vasily Artemyev is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Vasily Artemyev Vasily Artemyev is a Russian rugby union footballer. He plays as a wing.

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Maurice Neligan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Maurice Neligan Surgeon Maurice Neligan was an Irish heart surgeon, activist, newspaper columnist and media commentator. He was considered one of Ireland's most recognisable doctors – "Ireland's answer to Dr ...more

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Derek Quinlan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Derek Quinlan Investor Derek M Quinlan is an Irish businessman prominent in the field of real estate investment and development. A former tax inspector at the Irish Revenue Commission, he formed investment syndicates ...more

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Andrew Conway is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Andrew Conway Andrew Conway is an Irish rugby union player for Munster in the Pro 12 and European Rugby Champions Cup. Conway plays as a Winger.

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Paul Costelloe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Blackrock College Alumni
Paul Costelloe Designer Paul Costelloe is an Irish designer and artist who has been in British and Irish fashion for the last 30 years. His father, a figure in the Irish rainwear market, was originally from Limerick ...more