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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Dublin City University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Dublin City University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Dublin City University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Dublin City University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Dublin City University 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 Dublin City University.

List features graduates like John Connolly, Ardal O'Hanlon and more!

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Dublin City University?” and “Which celebrities are Dublin City University alumni?”

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Declan Buckley is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Declan Buckley is an Irish television personality and drag queen from Dublin, Ireland, going by the persona Shirley Temple Bar. This name is a play on both Shirley Temple and a cultural area of ...more

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Ardal O'Hanlon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Comedian, Novelist, Screenwriter Ardal O'Hanlon is an Irish comedian and actor. He played Father Dougal McGuire in Father Ted and George Sunday in My Hero.

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Mark Little is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Journalist, Presenter Mark Little is an Irish journalist, television presenter, author and "social media visionary". He presented Prime Time for RTÉ until December 2009. He took a year of leave of ...more

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Seán Óg Ó hAilpín is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Seán Óg Ó hAilpín Seán Óg Ó hAilpín is a Fijian-Irish hurler and Gaelic footballer. In an inter-county playing career that spanned three decades, Ó hAilpín played for the ...more

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Cormac Battle is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Cormac Battle is an Irish musician and radio presenter/producer. He is the vocalist and lead guitarist with the bands Kerbdog and Wilt, as well as the current presenter of RTÉ 2fm's ...more

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John Connolly is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer John Connolly is an Irish writer who is best known for his series of novels starring private detective Charlie Parker.

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John J. Glennon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
John J. Glennon John Joseph Glennon was an Irish American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of St. Louis from 1903 until his death in 1946, and was elevated to the cardinalate in

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Mary Lou McDonald is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Politician Mary Lou McDonald is an Irish politician, the Vice-President of Sinn Féin and a Teachta Dála for Dublin Central. McDonald was a Member of the European Parliament, from 2004 to 2009 ...more

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Bernard Jackman is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Bernard Jackman Bernard Jackman is a former Irish rugby union player who played for Connacht, Leinster and Sale Sharks. At international level, he has also played for Ireland. He released his autobiography ...more

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Bryan Cullen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Bryan Cullen Bryan Cullen is an Irish Gaelic footballer who currently plays as a left wing-forward for the Dublin senior team. Cullen announced his retirement on the 9th of January 2015. He stated 'I would ...more

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Stephen Cluxton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Stephen Cluxton Stephen "Clucko" Cluxton is a Gaelic football goalkeeper. Dublin inter-county captain, he plays his club football for Parnells. Cluxton is unusual for a goalkeeper as he often opts to ...more

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Shane Ryan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Shane Ryan Shane Ryan is an Irish sportsman who plays hurling for Dublin and a former Gaelic footballer and All Star with Dublin. Ryan plays his club hurling and football for Naomh Mearnóg and his ...more

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Rotimi Adebari is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Rotimi Adebari Rotimi Adebari is a Nigerian-born Irish politician. He was elected as the first black mayor in Ireland. A convert from Islam to Christianity, he fled Nigeria in 2000, and made a claim for asylum ...more

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Clare Daly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Politician Clare Daly is an Irish politician. She was elected as a Socialist Party Teachta Dála for the Dublin North constituency at the 2011 general election. She was previously a Socialist Party ...more

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Jamie Heaslip is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Rugby Player James Peter Richard "Jamie" Heaslip is an Irish rugby union player playing for Leinster and Ireland. He plays as a number 8

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Kathleen O'Meara is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Kathleen O'Meara Politician Kathleen O'Meara is an Irish politician and member of the 21st and 22nd Seanads for the Labour Party in Ireland. On both occasions she was elected by the Agricultural Panel.

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Aisling O'Loughlin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Journalist Aisling O'Loughlin is an Irish journalist, newsreader and presenter, best known for co-presenting TV3's Xposé since 2007.

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Rory Carroll is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Journalist Rory Carroll is an Irish journalist working for The Guardian who has reported from, among other locations, the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iraq and Latin America. He is currently based in Los Angeles ...more

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Conor Lenihan is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Politician Conor Lenihan is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician and currently a Vice President of the Skolkovo Foundation. He was a Teachta Dála for the Dublin South–West constituency from ...more

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John Maughan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
John Maughan has over 18 years experience as an IT professional and holds a Degree in Computer Applications from Dublin City University. As Director of Engineering with Cape Clear, John has been ...more

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Trevor Hogan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Trevor Hogan Trevor Hogan is an Irish former professional rugby union player. He attended Nenagh CBS and Dublin City University, from which he obtained an honours degree in journalism. He played rugby with ...more

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Laura Whitmore is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Presenter Laura Whitmore is an Irish presenter for MTV Europe, RTÉ, and also known for presenting I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! NOW! on ITV2.

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Finghin Collins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Pianist Finghin Collins is an Irish pianist. He won first prize at the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Vevey, Switzerland, in 1999, and has performed with many of the world's leading ...more

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Brendan Ryan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Brendan Ryan Politician Brendan Ryan is an Irish Labour Party politician. He was elected as a Teachta Dála for the Dublin North constituency at the 2011 general election. He was a member of Seanad Éireann ...more

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Jenny McCudden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Jenny McCudden Jenny McCudden is an Irish journalist, newspaper editor, author and television producer. Having started her career in print journalism, she moved into broadcasting, working on both radio and ...more

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Caroline Morahan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Television presenter, Actor Caroline Morahan is an Irish actress and television host. More recently, Morahan's career has focused on acting. Caroline appears in the 2012 short films Howard Cantour.com, directed by Shia ...more

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Eoin Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Eoin Kennedy Eoin Kennedy is an Irish handball player from County Dublin, Ireland. With the St. Brigid's club, he is currently an engineer and a former lecturer at NUI Maynooth. The holder of fourteen senior ...more

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Rachael English is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Rachael English Journalist Rachael English is an Irish broadcaster and writer. Known for presenting Five Seven Live for six years, English has also presented other radio shows, such as RTÉ News at One,Today with ...more

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Steven Troughton-Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Steven Troughton-Smith Steven Troughton-Smith is an Irish programmer who focuses mainly on writing iPhone software. He is well known for his work in the iPhone, iPod Touch, and jailbreaking community.

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Matt Cooper is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Matt Cooper Journalist, Presenter Matt Cooper is an Irish journalist, author, television presenter and radio presenter of The Last Word on Today FM.

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Noel Curran is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Noel Curran Radio producer, Television producer Noel Curran is a radio and television producer and current Director-General of RTÉ. He joined Raidió Teilifís Éireann as an investigative reporter in 1992 after a ...more

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Jody Byrne is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Jody Byrne Dr Jody Byrne is an Irish translation scholar and translator who specialises in scientific and technical translation from German and Spanish into English. He is best known as the author of ...more

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Sinéad Ní Neachtain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Sinéad Ní Neachtain Sinéad Ní Neachtain is an Irish editor. Ní Neachtain is a former editor of Galway Now magazine. A native of Inverin, she is part of a family of five. She re-located to ...more

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Margaret Ward is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Dublin City University Alumni
Margaret Ward Margaret Ward is an Irish journalist. She joined RTÉ in 1994, before becoming Foreign Editor in 1999.