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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 75
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 55
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 48
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 77
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 47
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 76
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 68
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 48
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 55
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 61
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 38
Sean O'neill is a New Zealand rower.

Anthony Foley is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Limerick
age 45
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 69
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.