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List of famous people from Limerick, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Limerick, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Limerick you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Limerick, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Limerick?" or "Which celebrities were born in Limerick?" then this list is a great resource for you.

Michael Noonan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 74 Michael Noonan is an Irish Fine Gael politician and has been the Minister for Finance since March 2011. He has been a Teachta Dála for the Limerick East and later Limerick City ...more

Todd Carty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 54 Todd Carty is an actor and director, who has grown up on television screens in a variety of roles. His stage work has varied from pantomime to serious drama, as well as radio plays, voiceovers, ...more

Frances Healy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 47 Frances "Franny" Healy is an Irish actress, comedienne, radio personality and TV presenter. She starred as Niamh Corrigan in the famous BBC Scotland soap opera River City. Other ...more

Ada Rehan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Dec. at 57 (1859-1916) Ada Rehan was an American actress.

Louis Lentin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Dec. at 81 (1933-2014) Louis Lentin was a theatre, film and television director. He was born in Limerick, Ireland, in 1933 and worked for over forty years in the arts in Ireland. He graduated from Trinity College, ...more

Alpheus Felch is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Dec. at 92 (1804-1896) Alpheus Felch was the fifth Governor of Michigan and U.S. Senator from Michigan.

Michael D. Higgins is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 76 Michael Daniel Higgins is the ninth and current President of Ireland, in office since 11 November 2011. Higgins is a politician, poet, sociologist, author and broadcaster. He served as a Teachta ...more

Gerald Griffin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Dec. at 37 (1803-1840) Gerald Griffin was an Irish novelist, poet and playwright.

Dolores O'Riordan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 46 Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan is an Irish musician, singer, songwriter and guitarist. She led the rock band The Cranberries to worldwide success for thirteen years before the band took a break ...more

John L. Murray is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 75 John Loyola Murray is the senior ordinary Judge of the Supreme Court of Ireland and served as the Chief Justice of Ireland from 2004 to 2011. Murray was born in Limerick in 1943 and educated at ...more

G. E. M. Anscombe is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Dec. at 82 (1919-2001) Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe, FBA, usually cited as G. E. M. Anscombe, was a British analytic philosopher. She wrote on the philosophy of mind, philosophy of action, philosophical logic, ...more

Kathleen Clarke is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Dec. at 94 (1878-1972) Kathleen Clarke, née Daly was a founder member of Cumann na mBan, and one of very few privy to the plans of the Easter Rising in 1916. She was subsequently a TD and Senator with both Sinn ...more

Bill Whelan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 67 Bill Whelan, is an Irish composer and musician. He is best known for composing a piece for the interval of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest. The result, Riverdance, was a seven-minute display of ...more

David Noel Bourke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Limerick
David Noel Bourke age 47 David Noel Bourke is a Denmark-based, Irish-born independent filmmaker. Made his debut movie Last Exit, a low budget underground movie in 2003 which was officially released in the US and Europe. ...more

James Apjohn is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Limerick
James Apjohn Dec. at 90 (1796-1886) James Apjohn was the Irish chemist known for the discovery of new minerals.

Michael Collins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 54 Michael Collins is an Irish novelist and international ultra-distance runner. His novel The Keepers of Truth was shortlisted for the 2000 Booker Prize. A current member of the Irish National ...more

John Creagh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Limerick
John Creagh Dec. at 77 (1870-1947) John Creagh was an Irish Redemptorist priest who is best known for delivering anti-Semitic sermons in Limerick in 1904 which incited riots against the small Jewish population in the city. In ...more

Gerald Stembridge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 60 Gerard "Gerry" Stembridge is an Irish writer, director and actor. He was educated at CBS Sexton Street in Limerick. While attending University College Dublin, he was auditor of the ...more

Sean O'neill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Sean O'neill age 37 Sean O'neill is a New Zealand rower.

Anthony Foley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 44 Anthony "Axel" Foley is a retired Irish rugby union player and current head coach of Munster. He played for Munster and Ireland. He was educated at St Munchin's College in Limerick and ...more

Don Givens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Don Givens age 68 Daniel Joseph "Don" Givens is a football player and coach, and former Republic of Ireland U21 team manager. He was part of the FAI's three-man selection committee in helping to select ...more

Margaretta Eagar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Dec. at 73 (1863-1936) Margaretta Alexandra Eagar, was an Irishwoman who served as a nanny to the four daughters of Emperor and Empress Nicholas II and Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia, the Grand Duchesses Olga; ...more

Philip Embury is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Philip Embury Dec. at 46 (1729-1775) Philip Embury was a Methodist preacher, a leader of one of the earliest Methodist congregations in the United States.

Mary Mackey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Mary Mackey Dec. at 85 (1812-1897)

Dermot Harris is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Dermot Harris Dec. at 49 (1937-1986) Dermot Harris was a film producer.

Michael Ryan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Michael Ryan age 41 Michael Ryan is an Irish equestrian. At the 2012 Summer Olympics he competed in the Individual eventing and team eventing.

Edward Daly is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Edward Daly Dec. at 25 (1891-1916) Edward "Ned" Daly was commandant of Dublin's 1st battalion during the Easter Rising of 1916. He was the youngest man to hold that rank, and the youngest executed in the aftermath.

Eoin Reddan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Eoin Reddan age 37 Eoin Reddan is an Irish rugby union player who plays at scrum half. He attended school at Crescent College Comprehensive where he captained the school side. On leaving school he studied at the ...more

William Henry Harvey is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Dec. at 55 (1811-1866) William Henry Harvey was an Irish botanist who specialised in algae.

Steve Finnan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 41 Stephen John "Steve" Finnan is a retired Irish international footballer who played as a right back. He is the only player to have played in the World Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA ...more

Willie O'Dea is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 65 Willie O'Dea is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and a Teachta Dála for the Limerick City constituency. He served as the Minister for Defence from September 2004 until 18 February ...more

Tiffany Walker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Limerick

Noel Hogan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 46 Noel Anthony Hogan is the current guitarist and working co-songwriter on some of the recent tracks with The Cranberries. With The Cranberries on hiatus from 2003–2009, Hogan turned to focus on ...more

Nora Mary Carr is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Dec. at 58 (1943-2001) Nora Mary Carr was the mother of actor Jimmy Carr.

Donogh O'Malley is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Dec. at 47 (1921-1968) Donogh Brendan O'Malley was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. A Teachta Dála for Limerick East from 1954 until 1968, he also served as Minister for Health and Minister for

Oliver O'Grady is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Oliver O'Grady age 72 Oliver O'Grady is an Irish defrocked Catholic priest who raped, molested and abused possibly hundreds of children in California from 1973 onwards. His abuse and the Catholic Church's attempts to ...more

Henry Arthur Blake is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Dec. at 78 (1840-1918) Sir Henry Arthur Blake GCMG, DL was a British colonial administrator and Governor-General of Hong Kong from 1898 to 1903.

Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough Dec. at 90 (1779-1869) Field Marshal Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough, KP GCB GCSI PC was a British Army officer. After serving as a junior officer at the seizure of the Cape of Good Hope during the French Revolutionary ...more

Thomas Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Fr. Thomas "Tom" J. Morrissey, historian, teacher and writer, was the fifth Director of Education at the College of Industrial Relations from 1983 to 1989. Fr. Thomas was born in ...more

Jack Scowen is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Jack Scowen Dec. at 66 (1935-2001) Jack Douglas Scowen was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Limerick, Saskatchewan and became a farmer and seed grower by career. He narrowly ...more

Éamonn Cregan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Éamonn Cregan age 72 Éamonn Cregan is an Irish former Gaelic footballer, hurler and manager. He is best remembered for his success with Limerick, as a player in the 1970s and then as manager of various club ...more

Declan Nash is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Declan Nash age 52 Declan Nash is a retired Irish sportsperson. He played hurling with his local club South Liberties and was a member of the Limerick senior inter-county team in the 1980s and 1990s.

Aaron McCloskey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Aaron McCloskey age 29 Aaron McCloskey is an Irish rugby league player for St Helens RLFC in the Super League and the Montpellier Red Devils in the Elite One Championship. His position is prop. A former rugby union ...more

David Wolfe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Limerick
David Wolfe David Wolfe was an Irish Jesuit who became papal legate in Ireland.

Marcus Horan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Marcus Horan age 40 Marcus Horan is a retired Irish rugby union player who played Prop for Munster and Ireland.

Bryan Clune is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Bryan Clune age 31

Mick Murphy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Mick Murphy Michael J. "Mick" Murphy was an Irish hurler who played as a goalkeeper for the Limerick senior team. Born in Limerick, Murphy first excelled at hurling in his youth. He made his first ...more

Tomás O'Maoldomhnaigh is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Tomás O'Maoldomhnaigh age 62 Tomás O'Maoldomhnaigh is an Irish realist painter in Ennis, County Clare.

Johnny Fean is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 66 Johnny Fean is a member of the musical group, Horslips.

Leanne Moore is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Limerick
Leanne Moore age 33 Leanne Moore is the winner of the 2008 series of You're a Star on Raidió Teilifís Éireann. Born and raised in Limerick, Moore made it to the final along with fellow ...more