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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Trinity College, Dublin and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Trinity College, Dublin, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Trinity College, Dublin include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Trinity College, Dublin alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Trinity College, Dublin 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 Trinity College, Dublin.

This list below has everything from Courtney Love to Oscar Wilde.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Trinity College, Dublin?” and “Which celebrities are Trinity College, Dublin alumni?”

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Courtney Love is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Film Score Composer, Record producer, Guitarist Courtney Michelle Love is an American alternative rock singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and visual artist. Prolific in the punk and grunge scenes of the 1990s as the frontwoman of Hole, ...more

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Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Poet, Journalist, Writer Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish author, playwright and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the ...more

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Nathaniel Lande is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Journalist, Inventor, Author Nathaniel Lande is a film director.

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David Norris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Politician David Patrick Bernard Norris is an Irish scholar, independent Senator, and gay and civil rights activist. Internationally, Norris is credited with having "managed, almost single-handedly, ...more

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Veronica Guerin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Accountant, Journalist Veronica Guerin was an Irish crime reporter who was murdered on 26 June 1996 by drug lords, an event which helped establish the Criminal Assets Bureau.

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Mary McAleese is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Politician, Journalist, Barrister Mary Patricia McAleese served as the eighth President of Ireland from 1997 to 2011. She was the second female president and was first elected in 1997 succeeding Mary Robinson, making McAleese ...more

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Nicholas Gonzalez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Actor Nicholas Edward Gonzalez is an American actor, best known for playing Alex Santiago in the television series Resurrection Blvd.

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William Congreve is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Poet, Librettist, Playwright William Congreve was an English playwright and poet.

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Mary Robinson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Politician, Barrister Mary Therese Winifred Robinson served as the seventh, and first female, President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002. She ...more

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Frank Murphy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Judge, Politician, Jurist William Francis "Frank" Murphy was a politician and jurist from Michigan. He was named to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1940 after a political career as Governor of Michigan and Mayor of ...more

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Increase Mather is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Writer Increase Mather was a major figure in the early history of the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Province of Massachusetts Bay. He was a Puritan minister who was involved with the government of the ...more

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Ronan Tynan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Physician, Singer Ronan Tynan is an Irish tenor singer. He is most notable as a member of The Irish Tenors. In the United States, audiences have come to know and appreciate him for his involvement with that vocal ...more

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Bram Stoker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Novelist, Writer Abraham "Bram" Stoker was an Irish author known today for his 1897 Gothic novel, Dracula. During his lifetime, he was better known as personal assistant of actor Henry Irving and ...more

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Edmund Burke is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Statesman, Politician, Philosopher Edmund Burke PC was an Irish statesman born in Dublin; author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher, who, after moving to England, served for many years in the House of Commons of Great ...more

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Hector Ó hEochagáin is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Presenter Hector Ó hEochagáin OBE is an Irish television and radio presenter from Navan. He presented Breakfast with Hector on weekday mornings on RTÉ 2fm from 4 October 2010 until

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Jason O'Mara is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Actor Jason O'Mara is an Irish actor. He has starred in the American television network dramas In Justice, Life on Mars, Terra Nova and Vegas. He is also known for voicing DC Comics' superhero Batman ...more

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Samuel Beckett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Theatre Director, Poet, Cricketer Samuel Barclay Beckett was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work ...more

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Jonathan Swift is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Priest, Poet, Novelist Jonathan Swift was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin. He is remembered for works such as Gulliver's ...more

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Robert Mallet is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Civil engineer, Geologist, Engineer Robert Mallet, FRS, MRIA, Irish geophysicist, civil engineer, and inventor who distinguished himself in research on earthquakes and is sometimes called the father of seismology.

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Brian Lenihan, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Politician, Barrister Brian Joseph Lenihan was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and barrister who served in the government of Ireland as Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform from 2007 to 2008 and as ...more

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Thomas Osborne Davis is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Poet, Politician, Writer Thomas Osborne Davis was an Irish writer who was the chief organiser of the Young Ireland movement.

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Chris de Burgh is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Guitarist, Musician, Singer-songwriter Chris de Burgh is a British-Irish singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. He is most famous for his 1986 love song "The Lady in Red", which reached number one in several countries. De ...more

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Dominic West is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Television director, Actor, Voice acting Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West is an English actor. He is best known for portraying Detective Jimmy McNulty in the HBO drama series The Wire, and won the award for Leading Actor at the ...more

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John Sealy Townsend is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Physicist, Scientist Sir John Sealy Edward Townsend, FRS was a mathematical physicist who conducted various studies concerning the electrical conduction of gases and directly measured the electrical charge. He was a ...more

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Robert Fisk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Journalist, Author, Writer Robert Fisk is an English writer and journalist from Maidstone, Kent. He has been Middle East correspondent of The Independent for more than twenty years, primarily based in Beirut. Fisk holds ...more

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Catherine McGuinness is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Judge, Barrister Catherine McGuinness is a retired judge and activist. She is a former barrister, Senator, President of the Law Reform Commission and judge of the Circuit Court, justice of the High Court and ...more

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Edward Carson, Baron Carson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Politician, Barrister Edward Henry Carson, Baron Carson PC PC Kt KC, known as Lord Carson, and from 1900 to 1921 called Sir Edward Carson, was an Irish unionist politician, barrister and judge. He was leader of the ...more

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Francis Ysidro Edgeworth is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Economist, Statistician Francis Ysidro Edgeworth FBA was an Anglo-Irish philosopher and political economist who made significant contributions to the methods of statistics during the 1880s. From 1891 onward he was ...more

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Sir William Moore, 1st Baronet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Politician, Barrister Sir William Moore, 1st Baronet, PC, DL was a Unionist member of the British House of Commons from Ireland and a Judge of Ireland, then of Northern Ireland. He was created a Baronet in 1932.

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Damien Leith is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Chemist, Musician, Singer-songwriter Damien Leo Leith is an Irish-Australian singer–songwriter. He was the winner of the Network Ten music contest Australian Idol 2006. He was born in Ireland and now lives in Australia with his ...more

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Joseph D. Morrissey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Businessperson, Politician, Lawyer Joseph Dee Morrissey is an American politician and lawyer from Henrico, Virginia. Formerly as a Democrat, he served as Commonwealth's Attorney of Richmond, Virginia 1989–93 and was elected to ...more

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Gerry Ryan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Journalist, Radio personality, Presenter Gerard "Gerry" Ryan was an Irish presenter of radio and television employed by Raidió Teilifís Éireann. He presented The Gerry Ryan Show on radio station ...more

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William Rowan Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist Sir William Rowan Hamilton was an Irish physicist, astronomer, and mathematician, who made important contributions to classical mechanics, optics, and algebra. His studies of mechanical and ...more

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George Fletcher Moore is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Judge, Barrister, Writer George Fletcher Moore was a prominent early settler in colonial Western Australia, and "one [of] the key figures in early Western Australia's ruling elite". He conducted a number of ...more

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Conor Cruise O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Politician, Diplomat, Writer Conor Cruise O'Brien often nicknamed "The Cruiser", was an Irish politician, writer, historian and academic. His opinion on the role of Britain in Ireland and in Northern Ireland ...more

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Michael de Larrabeiti is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Journalist Michael de Larrabeiti was an English novelist and travel writer. He is best known for writing The Borrible Trilogy, which has been cited as an influence by writers in the New Weird movement.

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Denis Parsons Burkitt is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Physician, Surgeon Denis Parsons Burkitt FRS, surgeon, was born in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. He was the son of James Parsons Burkitt. Aged eleven he lost his right eye in an accident. He attended ...more

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Henry Francis Lyte is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Cleric Henry Francis Lyte was an Anglican divine, hymn-writer and poet.

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Lujo Brentano is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Lujo Brentano Economist Lujo Brentano was an eminent German economist and social reformer.

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Oliver St. John Gogarty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Poet, Politician, Author Oliver Joseph St John Gogarty was an Irish poet, author, otolaryngologist, athlete, politician, and well-known conversationalist, who served as the inspiration for Buck Mulligan in James Joyce's ...more

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Derek Mahon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Poet, Journalist Derek Mahon is a Northern Irish poet. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Robert Anderson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Barrister Sir Robert Anderson, KCB, was the second Assistant Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, from 1888 to 1901. He was also an intelligence officer, theologian and writer.

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Charles Algernon Parsons is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Engineer Sir Charles Algernon Parsons, OM, KCB, FRS was a British engineer, best known for his invention of the steam turbine. He worked as an engineer on dynamo and turbine design, and power generation, ...more

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Michael Morris, 1st Baron Kill... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Judge, Barrister Michael Morris, 1st Baron Killanin PC, QC, known as Sir Michael Morris, Bt, from 1885 to 1889 and as The Lord Morris between 1889 and 1900, was an Irish lawyer and judge. He was Lord Chief ...more

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William Henry Fitton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Geologist William Henry Fitton was an Irish physician and amateur geologist

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Charles Mitchel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Actor Charles Gerald Mitchel was an Irish actor and broadcaster best known as a newsreader for the RTÉ News from 1961 until 1984. He was the first person to read the news on Telefís

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John Redmond is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Politician, Barrister John Edward Redmond was an Irish nationalist politician, barrister, MP in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party from ...more

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Hugh O'Conor is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Screenwriter, Actor, Film Director Hugh O'Conor is an Irish actor. He started his acting career when he was ten. His first film appearance was opposite Liam Neeson in the 1985 movie Lamb. He won Young Artist Awards of 1990 for ...more

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Robert Stawell Ball is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Author, Astronomer Sir Robert Stawell Ball FRS was an Irish astronomer who founded the screw theory.

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William Parsons, 3rd Earl of R... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni
Astronomer William Parsons, 3rd Earl of Rosse KP was an Anglo-Irish astronomer who had several telescopes built. His 72-inch telescope, built in 1845 and colloquially known of as the "Leviathan of ...more