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List of notable or famous scientists from Ireland, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in Ireland and even some popular scientists who immigrated to Ireland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Irish scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from Ireland is included when available.

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This historic scientists from Ireland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Irish scientists of note?" and "Who are the most famous scientists from Ireland?" These prominent scientists of Ireland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Irish scientists.

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Colm Ó hEocha


Colm Ó hEocha was an Irish scientist and educationalist, who served as president of University College Galway and Chairman of the New Ireland Forum. Ó hEocha was born in Dungarvan, County Waterford, in 1926. His father, Séamus Ó hEocha, known as An Fear Mór, was headmaster of the Irish-language ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1926-1997)

Profession: Scientist


Derek Ernest Gilmor Briggs is an Irish palaeontologist and taphonomist based at Yale University. Briggs is one of three palaeontologists, along with Harry Blackmore Whittington and Simon Conway Morris, who were key in the reinterpretation of the fossils of the Burgess Shale. He is the Yale ...more

Age: 67

Birthplace: Republic of Ireland

Profession: Professor, Scientist

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Ellen Hutchins


Ellen Hutchins was an early Irish botanist. ...more

Age: Died at 30 (1785-1815)

Birthplace: County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Profession: Scientist, Botanist

Frederick G. Donnan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from Ireland
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Frederick George Donnan CBE FRS was an Irish physical chemist who is known for his work on membrane equilibria, and commemorated in the Donnan equilibrium describing ionic transport in cells. He spent most of his career at University College London. ...more

Age: Died at 86 (1870-1956)

Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

Profession: Scientist

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