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Famous People From Limerick

Updated June 8, 2017 6.8k views204 items

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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  • BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

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  • Todd Carty

    Todd Carty

    Age: 57

    BirthplaceIreland, Ireland, Europe, County Limerick, Mid-West Region

    Todd Carty (born Todd John Jennings; 31 August 1963) is an English-Irish actor and director,... more on Wikipedia
  • Frances Healy

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Frances Healy (born 24 August 1970) is an Irish actress, comedian, radio personality and TV... more on Wikipedia
  • Ada Rehan

    Ada Rehan

    Dec. at 57 (1859-1916)

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Ada Rehan (April 22, c. 1857 – January 8, 1916) was an American actress and comedian who... more on Wikipedia
  • Louis Lentin

    Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Louis Lentin (11 December 1933 – 22 July 2014) was a theatre, film and television director. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Alpheus Felch

    Alpheus Felch

    Dec. at 92 (1804-1896)

    BirthplaceLimerick, Maine, United States of America

    Alpheus Felch (September 28, 1804 – June 13, 1896) was the fifth Governor of Michigan and U.S.... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael D. Higgins

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Michael Daniel Higgins (Irish: Mícheál Dónal Ó hUigínn; born 18 April 1941) is an Irish... more on Wikipedia
  • Gerald Griffin

    Gerald Griffin

    Dec. at 37 (1803-1840)

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Gerald Griffin (12 December 1803 – 12 June 1840) was an Irish novelist, poet and playwright.
  • Dolores O'Riordan

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan (; 6 September 1971 – 15 January 2018) was an Irish musician,... more on Wikipedia

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  • BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    John Loyola Murray (born 10 May 1943) is a retired Irish judge who served as Chief Justice of... more on Wikipedia
  • G. E. M. Anscombe

    G. E. M. Anscombe

    Dec. at 82 (1919-2001)

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Gertrude Elizabeth Margaret Anscombe (; 18 March 1919 – 5 January 2001), usually cited as G.... more on Wikipedia
  • Kathleen Clarke

    Dec. at 94 (1878-1972)

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Kathleen Clarke (née Daly; Irish: Caitlín Bean Uí Chléirigh; 11 April 1878 – 29 September... more on Wikipedia
  • Bill Whelan

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Bill Whelan, (born 22 May 1950 in Limerick, Ireland) is an Irish composer and musician. He is... more on Wikipedia
  • David Noel Bourke

    Age: 49

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    David Noel Bourke (born December 20, 1970) is a Denmark-based, Irish-born award-winning... more on Wikipedia
  • James Apjohn

    Dec. at 90 (1796-1886)

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    James Apjohn (1 September 1796 – 2 June 1886) was the Irish chemist known for the discovery... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Collins

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Michael Collins (born 4 June 1964) is an Irish novelist and international ultra-distance... more on Wikipedia
  • John Creagh

    Dec. at 77 (1870-1947)

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    John Creagh (Thomondgate, Limerick, Ireland; 1870 – Wellington, New Zealand; 1947) was an... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Gerard "Gerry" Stembridge (b. 1958, County Limerick, Ireland) is an Irish writer, director and... more on Wikipedia
  • Sean O'neill

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Sean O'neill is a New Zealand rower.
  • BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Anthony Gerard Foley (30 October 1973 – 16 October 2016) was an Irish rugby union player and... more on Wikipedia
  • Don Givens

    Don Givens

    Age: 71

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Daniel Joseph "Don" Givens (born 9 August 1949) is an Irish former footballer and coach. A... more on Wikipedia
  • Margaretta Eagar

    Margaretta Eagar

    Dec. at 73 (1863-1936)

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Margaretta (or Margaret) Alexandra Eagar (1863 — 1936), was an Irishwoman who served as a... more on Wikipedia
  • Philip Embury

    Dec. at 46 (1729-1775)

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Philip Embury (Ballingrane, County Limerick, Ireland, 21 September 1729 - Camden, New York,... more on Wikipedia
  • Mary Mackey

    Dec. at 85 (1812-1897)

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

  • Dermot Harris

    Dec. at 49 (1937-1986)

    BirthplaceLimerick, Republic of Ireland

    Dermot Harris was a film producer.