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List Rules People on this list must have gone to St. Columb's College and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from St. Columb's College, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from St. Columb's College include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished St. Columb's College alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended St. Columb's College are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from St. Columb's College.

This list has everything from Seamus Heaney to Brian Friel.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to St. Columb's College?” and “Which celebrities are St. Columb's College alumni?”
Seamus Heaney is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous St. Columb's College Alumni
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Seamus Justin Heaney, MRIA was an Irish poet, playwright, translator and lecturer, and the recipient of the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature. In the early 1960s, he became a lecturer in Belfast after attending university there and began to publish poetry. He lived in Sandymount, Dublin, from 1976 until his death. Following his receiving the 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize, Heaney was recognized as one of the principal contributors to poetry in the early 21st century. Heaney was a professor at Harvard from 1981 to 1997 and its Poet in Residence from 1988 to 2006. From 1989 to 1994, he was also the Professor of Poetry at Oxford and, in 1996, was made a Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres. Other ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 74 (1939-2013)

Birthplace: Castledawson, United Kingdom

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#15 on The Best Poets of the 20th Century

#82 on The Greatest Poets of All Time

#9 on The Best Irish Authors

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Gerard McSorley is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous St. Columb's College Alumni
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Gerard McSorley is an Irish theatre, television and film actor. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 68

Birthplace: Omagh, United Kingdom

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#35 on The Best Irish Actors Working Today

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Mark Durkan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous St. Columb's College Alumni
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Mark Durkan MP is an Irish politician, from Derry, Northern Ireland. Durkan was the Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland from 2001 to 2002, and the Leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party from 2001 to 2010. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 57

Birthplace: Derry, United Kingdom

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John Hume is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous St. Columb's College Alumni
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John Hume, KCSG is an Irish former politician from Derry, Northern Ireland. He was a founding member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, and was co-recipient of the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize, with David Trimble. He was the second leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, a position he held from 1979 until 2001. He has served as a Member of the European Parliament and a Member of the British Parliament, as well as a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in the recent political history of Ireland and one of the architects of the Northern Ireland peace process. He is also a recipient of the Gandhi Peace Prize and the Martin ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 81

Birthplace: Londonderry, United Kingdom

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