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Famous Trinity College, Dublin Alumni

Updated July 22, 2019 17.3k views505 items

List RulesPeople 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?”
  • Courtney Love1

    Courtney Love

    Film Score Composer, Record producer


    BirthplaceCalifornia, United States of America

    Courtney Michelle Love (born Courtney Michelle Harrison; July 9, 1964) is an American singer,...  more

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  • Oscar Wilde2

    Oscar Wilde

    Poet, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 46 (1854-1900)

    BirthplaceIreland, Ireland, Europe, Dublin

    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 1854 – 30 November 1900) was an Irish poet...  more

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  • Nathaniel Lande3

    Nathaniel Lande

    Journalist, Inventor

    BirthplaceCanada, North America, Americas, DVD Region 1

    Nathaniel Lande, born of Canadian parents, is a journalist, author, and filmmaker with a...  more
  • David Norris4

    David Norris



    BirthplaceBelgian Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo

    David Patrick Bernard Norris (born 31 July 1944) is an Irish scholar, independent Senator and...  more
  • Veronica Guerin5

    Veronica Guerin

    Accountant, Journalist

    AgeDec. at 38 (1958-1996)

    BirthplaceArtane, Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

    Veronica Guerin (5 July 1958 – 26 June 1996) was an Irish crime reporter who was murdered by...  more
  • Mary McAleese6

    Mary McAleese

    Politician, Journalist


    BirthplaceBelfast, United Kingdom

    Mary Patricia McAleese (; née Leneghan; Irish: Máire Pádraigín Mhic Ghiolla Íosa; born 27 June...  more
  • Nicholas Gonzalez7


    BirthplaceSan Antonio, Texas, United States of America

    Nicholas Edward Gonzalez (born January 3, 1976) is an American actor. He is best known for...  more
  • William Congreve8

    William Congreve

    Poet, Librettist

    AgeDec. at 59 (1670-1729)

    BirthplaceBardsey, United Kingdom

    William Congreve (24 January 1670 – 19 January 1729) was an English playwright and poet of the...  more
  • Mary Robinson9

    Mary Robinson

    Politician, Barrister


    BirthplaceBallina, County Mayo, Republic of Ireland

    Mary Therese Winifred Robinson (Irish: Máire Bean Mhic Róibín; née Bourke; born 21 May 1944)...  more
  • Frank Murphy10

    Frank Murphy

    Judge, Politician

    AgeDec. at 59 (1890-1949)

    BirthplaceHarbor Beach, Michigan, United States of America

    William Francis Murphy (April 13, 1890 – July 19, 1949) was a Democratic politician and jurist...  more
  • Increase Mather11

    AgeDec. at 84 (1639-1723)

    BirthplaceDorchester, Boston, Massachusetts

    Increase Mather (1639–1723) was a powerful Puritan clergyman in the Massachusetts Bay Colony...  more
  • Ronan Tynan12

    Ronan Tynan

    Physician, Singer


    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Ronan Tynan (born 14 May 1960) is an Irish tenor singer and former Paralympic athlete. He was...  more
  • Bram Stoker13

    Bram Stoker

    Novelist, Writer

    AgeDec. at 65 (1847-1912)

    BirthplaceClontarf, Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

    Abraham "Bram" Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author, best known today...  more
  • Edmund Burke14

    Edmund Burke

    Statesman, Politician

    AgeDec. at 68 (1729-1797)

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Edmund Burke (; 12 January [NS] 1729 – 9 July 1797) was an Anglo-Irish statesman and...  more
  • Hector Ó hEochagáin15


    BirthplaceNavan, Republic of Ireland

    Hector Ó hEochagáin (pronounced [oː ˈhoːxəɡaːnʲ]) (born 17 August 1969) is an Irish television...  more
  • Jason O'Mara16


    BirthplaceSandycove, Republic of Ireland

    Jason O'Mara (born August 6, 1972) is an Irish-American actor. He has starred in the American...  more

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  • Samuel Beckett17

    Samuel Beckett

    Theatre Director, Poet

    AgeDec. at 83 (1906-1989)

    BirthplaceFoxrock, Republic of Ireland

    Samuel Barclay Beckett (; 13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish novelist, playwright,...  more

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  • Jonathan Swift18

    Jonathan Swift

    Priest, Poet

    AgeDec. at 78 (1667-1745)

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist,...  more

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  • Robert Mallet19

    Robert Mallet

    Civil engineer, Geologist

    AgeDec. at 71 (1810-1881)

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Robert Mallet, FRS, MRIA (3 June 1810 – 5 November 1881), Irish geophysicist, civil engineer,...  more
  • Brian Lenihan, Jr.20

    Brian Lenihan, Jr.

    Politician, Barrister

    AgeDec. at 52 (1959-2011)

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    Brian Joseph Lenihan (21 May 1959 – 10 June 2011) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who...  more
  • Thomas Osborne Davis21

    Thomas Osborne Davis

    Poet, Politician

    AgeDec. at 31 (1814-1845)

    BirthplaceMallow, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

    Thomas Osborne Davis (14 October 1814 – 16 September 1845) was an Irish writer who was the...  more
  • Chris de Burgh22

    Chris de Burgh

    Guitarist, Musician


    BirthplaceVenado Tuerto, Argentina

    Christopher John Davison (born 15 October 1948), known professionally as Chris de Burgh, is an...  more

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  • Dominic West23

    Dominic West

    Television director, Actor


    BirthplaceSheffield, United Kingdom

    Dominic Gerard Francis Eagleton West (born 15 October 1969) is an English actor, director, and...  more

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  • John Sealy Townsend24

    John Sealy Townsend

    Physicist, Scientist

    AgeDec. at 89 (1868-1957)

    BirthplaceGalway, Republic of Ireland

    Sir John Sealy Edward Townsend, FRS (7 June 1868 – 16 February 1957) was an Irish mathematical...  more
  • Robert Fisk25

    Robert Fisk

    Journalist, Author


    BirthplaceUnited Kingdom, Maidstone

    Robert Fisk (born 12 July 1946) is an English writer and journalist. He has been Middle East...  more