Famous People From Limerick

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.

List includes George Browne, Anne Carroll Moore and more.

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.
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    • Birthplace: Limerick, Republic of Ireland
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  • Todd Carty
    Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Limerick, Republic of Ireland
    Todd Carty (born Todd John Jennings; 31 August 1963) is an English-Irish 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, commercials, narrations and films. He is best known for his roles as Tucker Jenkins in Grange Hill and Tucker's Luck, Mark Fowler in EastEnders, and psychopathic policeman Gabriel Kent in The Bill.
    • Birthplace: Limerick, Republic of Ireland
    Frances Healy (born 24 August 1970) is an Irish actress, comedian, radio personality and TV presenter. She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1999. Theatre performances include “The First Cosmonaut” with Blue Raincoat Theatre; “The Candidate” at The Savoy theatre Limerick and Bewleys Café Dublin; “The Big Beautiful Woman”, as part of Limerick City of Culture 2014; “Desert Storm” and “Misterman” at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music ,“The Birds” at The Abbey, “Vagina Monologues” and “Her Big Chance” at The Cottiers Theatre Glasgow and was part of Limericks “favourite Play” the critically acclaimed “Alone It Stands” by John Breen on the Australian tour. Film and television credits include “Moone Boy” for SKY Television. “A Time to Dance” (BBC), “River City” (BBC) “Taggart”, (ITV) “Camera Café”, “Fair City” (RTE) and “The Magdalene Sisters”, (MIRAMAX) by Peter Mullen in which she played Sr. Jude. Frances is also a voice-over artist and has recorded voice overs world-wide including the USA, Norway, the UK and Ireland. She has recorded voice-overs for H&M, Boots and many several add campaigns for TV, Film and Radio. She also co-hosted a mid week breakfast show with Fred MacAulay for BBC radio Scotland. She was the winner of best new comedy act at The Govan Celtic Fringe Festival in 2004 and a semi finalist in Channel 4 "So You Think Your Funny" competition. After winning best new comedy act at Govan Celtic Comedy festival, Frances was a regular on the stand up circuit for over 8 years. She has appeared in stand up venues all over the UK, including Jongleurs in Glasgow, Edinburgh and London, The Stand Comedy Club in both Glasgow and Edinburgh, Comedy Café, Banana Cabaret and The Comedy Store in London.
  • Ada Rehan
    Dec. at 56 (1859-1916)
    • Birthplace: Limerick, Republic of Ireland
    Ada Rehan (April 22, c. 1857 – January 8, 1916) was an American actress and comedian who typified the "personality" style of acting in the nineteenth century.
  • Louis Lentin
    Dec. at 80 (1933-2014)
    • Birthplace: Limerick, Republic of Ireland
    Louis Lentin (11 December 1933 – 22 July 2014) 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, Dublin, in 1956 with a Bachelor of Arts.He founded Art Theatre Productions in 1959 and was responsible for the first Irish productions of Krapp's Last Tape and Endgame. RTÉ head of drama Hilton Edwards asked him to work in RTÉ. In 1975, he received a Jacob's Award for his direction of three television plays broadcast on RTÉ in the previous year: Aleksei Arbuzov's The Promise, Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage, and Jean Anouilh's The Rehearsal ("La Répétition ou l'Amour puni"). Lentin was a member of Aosdána. Louis Lentin was also involved in founding Israeli television.He died, aged 80, on 22 July 2014.
  • Alpheus Felch
    Dec. at 91 (1804-1896)
    • Birthplace: Limerick, Maine, USA
    Alpheus Felch (September 28, 1804 – June 13, 1896) was the fifth Governor of Michigan and U.S. Senator from Michigan.