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Famous University College Cork - National University Of Ireland, Cork Alumni

Updated October 13, 2018 3.5k views85 items

List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork and be of some renown.

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

Items here include everything from Cillian Murphy to Graham Norton.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork?” and “Which celebrities are University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork alumni?”
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  • 1
    Musician, Actor

    Age45

    BirthplaceDouglas, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

    Cillian Murphy (; born 25 May 1976) is an Irish actor. He began his career performing as a rock musician. After turning down a record deal, he began his acting career in theatre, and in short and...  more

    #95 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today#368 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#27 of 49 The Top Casting Choices for the Next James Bond Actor

  • 2
    Comedian, Television producer

    Age58

    BirthplaceClondalkin, Dublin, Ireland

    Graham William Walker (born 4 April 1963), known professionally as Graham Norton, is an Irish television and radio presenter, comedian, actor, author, and commentator based in the United Kingdom. He...  more

    #28 of 48 The Best Irish Actors Working Today#140 of 247 The Funniest Stand-Up Comedians Of All Time#58 of 170 The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

  • 3
    Theatre Director, Opera Director

    Age63

    BirthplaceCounty Cork, Ireland

    Fiona Shaw (born Fiona Mary Wilson; 10 July 1958) is an Irish actress and theatre and opera director. She is known for her role as Petunia Dursley in the Harry Potter film series (2001–10), as...  more

    #48 of 185 The Best Living English Actresses#20 of 46 The Best Irish Actresses Working Today#4 of 36 The Best Irish Actresses of All Time

  • 4
    Computer scientist
    Anne Elizabeth Condon is an Irish-Canadian computer scientist, professor, and head of the UBC Computer Science Department. Her research focuses on computational complexity theory, DNA computing, and...  more
  • 5
    Barrister

    AgeDec. at 82 (1917-1999)

    BirthplaceShandon, Cork

    Jack Lynch (15 August 1917 – 20 October 1999) was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who was best known for his service as Taoiseach from 1966 to 1973 and 1977 to 1979, and Leader of Fianna Fáil from...  more
  • 6

    Age71

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    Patrick Parfrey, OC (born 1950) is a Canadian physician, specialized as nephrologist and epidemiologist. Parfrey is an internationally known scientist and clinical epidemiologist. In addition, he has...  more
  • 7

    Age61

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    Micheál Martin (Irish pronunciation: [mʲiːçaːl̪ˠ]; born 1 August 1960) is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has served as Leader of the Opposition in Ireland since March 2011 and Leader of Fianna...  more
  • 8
    Ronan John Ross O'Gara (Irish: Rónán Ó Gadhra, born 7 March 1977) is an Irish former rugby union player and current coach. O'Gara played as a fly-half and is Ireland's second most-capped player and...  more
  • 9

    Age51

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    Brendan O'Connor (born 23 January 1970) is an Irish media personality, columnist, comedian and retired pop star. He presents the Current Affairs panel show Cutting Edge on RTE TV. He presented The...  more
  • 10
    Frank Murphy (born 2 December 1981) is a former professional rugby union player from Ireland who works as a referee for the Irish Rugby Football Union. He primarily played as a scrum-half. Originally...  more
  • 11
    Poet, Playwright

    Age95

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    Seán Ó Tuama (1926, Cork, Ireland – September 2006) was an Irish poet, playwright and academic....  more
  • 12
    Jeremiah Paul Flannery (born 17 October 1978) is a former Irish rugby union player who played for Munster and Ireland. He played as a hooker. Flannery retired in March 2012 due to injury problems and...  more
  • 13
    Politician

    Age61

    BirthplaceKilkenny, Republic of Ireland

    Philp Hogan (born 4 July 1960) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development since November 2014. He previously served Minister for...  more
  • 14
    Andrew Trimble (born 20 October 1984) is a former Irish rugby union player who played for Ulster and represented Ireland at international level....  more
  • 15
    Stephen O'Driscoll is Assistant Professor at UC Davis. He was a graduate student at Stanford University. Professor O’Driscoll develops analog, RF and mixed-signal integrated circuits for medical and...  more
  • 16
    Politician

    Age77

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    Bernard Allen (born 9 September 1944) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician. He served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork North-Central constituency from 1981 to 2011.Allen was born in Cork city....  more
  • 17
    Comedian

    Age45

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York, United States of America

    Desmond "Des" Bishop (born 12 November 1975) is an Irish-American comedian. He was brought up in New York but moved to Ireland at the age of 14. He primarily resides there....  more
  • 18

    AgeDec. at 40 (1931-1971)

    BirthplaceAdare, Republic of Ireland

    Seán Ó Riada (Irish: [ˈʃaːn̪ˠ oː ˈɾʲiəd̪ˠə]; born John Reidy; 1 August 1931 – 3 October 1971), was an Irish composer and arranger of Irish traditional music. Through his incorporation of modern and...  more
  • 19
    Bartholomew O'Keeffe (born 2 April 1945) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Innovation from 2010 to 2011, Minister for Education and Science...  more
  • 20
    Politician

    Age64

    BirthplaceCounty Cork, Republic of Ireland

    David Stanton (born 15 February 1957) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Minister of State for Equality, Immigration and Integration since May 2016. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD)...  more
  • 21
    Politician

    Age62

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    Deirdre Clune (née Barry; born 1 June 1959) is an Irish politician who was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Ireland for the South constituency from 2014 to 2019. She is due to return as...  more
  • 22
    Politician

    Age65

    BirthplaceCahersiveen, Republic of Ireland

    John O'Donoghue (born 28 May 1956) is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician who served as Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann from 2007 to 2009, Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism from 2002 to 2007,...  more
  • 23
    Journalist

    Age78

    BirthplaceTallow, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland

    Eoghan Harris (born 1943) is an Irish journalist, playwright, director, columnist and politician. He currently writes for the Sunday Independent newspaper. He was a member of Seanad Éireann from 2007...  more
  • 24
    Liam Ó Murchú (10 February 1929 – 28 June 2015) was an Irish television broadcaster, who worked with the national station Radio Telefís Éireann (RTÉ). Liam Ó Murchú was born in Blarney Street, Cork...  more
  • 25
    Spokesperson, Politician

    Age49

    BirthplaceCork, Republic of Ireland

    Simon Coveney (born 16 June 1972) is an Irish Fine Gael politician who has served as Tánaiste since November 2017, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade and Deputy Leader of Fine Gael since June...  more
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List Rules: People on this list must have gone to University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork and be of some renown.