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

Items include everything from Gabriel Byrne to Brendan Gleeson.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin?” and “Which celebrities are University College Dublin - National University of Ireland, Dublin alumni?”
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Gabriel Byrne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Cook, Film Producer, Screenwriter
Gabriel James Byrne (born 12 May 1950) is an Irish actor, film director, film producer, writer, cultural ambassador and audiobook narrator. His acting career began in the Focus Theatre before he ...more

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Brendan Gleeson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Actor, Voice acting, Teacher
Brendan Gleeson (born 29 March 1955) is an Irish actor and film director. He is the recipient of three IFTA Awards, two BIFA Awards, and an Emmy Award and has been nominated twice for a BAFTA ...more

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#186 of 282 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today #336 of 1,151 The Best Actors in Film History #7 of 48 The Best Irish Actors Working Today

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James Joyce is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Author
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde and ...more

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Colm Tóibí... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Poet, Journalist, Novelist
Colm Tóibín (Irish pronunciation: [ˈkɔl̪ˠəmˠ t̪ˠoːˈbʲiːnʲ]; born 30 May 1955) is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and ...more
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Dara Ó Briain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Screenwriter
Dara Ó Briain (; Irish: [ˈd̪ˠaɾˠə oː ˈbʲɾʲiənʲ]; born 4 February 1972) is an Irish comedian and television presenter based in the United Kingdom and Ireland. He is noted for hosting ...more

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#232 of 408 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time #32 of 185 The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time

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Tonie Walsh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Journalist, Cultural Historian
Tonie Walsh (born 25 December 1960) in Dublin, Ireland, is an LGBT rights activist, journalist, disc jockey and founder of the Irish Queer Archive.
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Ali Hewson is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Activist, Businessperson, Film Producer
Alison Hewson (née Stewart; born 23 March 1961) is an Irish activist and businesswoman. She is the wife of singer and musician Paul Hewson, known as Bono, from the rock group U2. Raised ...more

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David J. O'Reilly is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Businessperson
David J. O'Reilly (born January 1947 in Dublin, Ireland), is former chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation.
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Emma Donoghue is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Historian, Novelist, Author
Emma Donoghue (born 24 October 1969) is an Irish-Canadian playwright, literary historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Her 2010 novel Room was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and an ...more

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Joe Higgins is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Politician
Joe Higgins (born 20 May 1949) is an Irish former Socialist Party politician who served as a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin West constituency from 1997 to 2007 and from 2011 to 2016. He ...more
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Dermot Morgan is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Comedian, Actor
Dermot John Morgan (31 March 1952 – 28 February 1998) was an Irish comedian and actor who played Father Ted Crilly in the Channel 4 sitcom Father Ted.
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John Montague is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Poet
John Montague (28 February 1929 − 10 December 2016) was an Irish poet. Born in America, he was raised in Ireland. He published a number of volumes of poetry, two collections of short stories and ...more
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Niall O'Higgins is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Software Engineer
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Ryan Tubridy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Television presenter, Talk show host, Radio Broadcaster
Ryan Tubridy (born 28 May 1973), nicknamed Tubs, is an Irish broadcaster, a presenter of live shows on radio and television in Ireland. Tubridy is the highest-earning presenter on Raidió ...more
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Claire Byrne is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Television presenter, Journalist
Claire Byrne, born 11 August 1975, in Mountrath, County Laois, is an Irish journalist, presenter and newsreader, best known for co-presenting RTÉ's The Daily Show from September 2010 to ...more
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Michael McDowell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Politician, Barrister, Lawyer
Michael McDowell is the name of: Michael McDowell (politician) (born 1951), barrister and an Irish politician Michael McDowell (actor), Northern Irish actor Michael McDowell (author) ...more
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Jim Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Film Producer, Screenwriter, Actor
Jim Sheridan (born 6 February 1949) is an Irish playwright, screenwriter, film director, and film producer. In the few years from 1989 to 1993, Sheridan directed two critically acclaimed films ...more
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Dermot Ahern is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Solicitor
Dermot Christopher Ahern (born 20 April 1955) is an Irish former Fianna Fáil politician who served as Minister for Justice and Law Reform from 2008 to 2011, Minister for Foreign Affairs ...more
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Brian O'Driscoll is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Rugby Player, Athlete
Brian Gerard O'Driscoll (born 21 January 1979) is a retired Irish professional rugby union player. He played at outside centre for the Irish provincial team Leinster and for Ireland. He ...more

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Miriam O'Callaghan is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Television presenter, Talk show host, Television producer
Miriam O'Callaghan (born 6 January 1960) is an Irish television current affairs presenter with RTÉ. She has presented Prime Time since 1996, and her own summer Talk show, Saturday Night ...more
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Damien Leith is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Chemist, Musician, Singer-songwriter
Damien Leo Leith (born 18 January 1976 in Dublin) is an Irish-Australian singer–songwriter. He was the winner of the Network Ten music contest Australian Idol 2006. Since winning the title, ...more
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Neil Jordan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Television director, Television producer, Novelist
Neil Patrick Jordan (born 25 February 1950) is an Irish film director, screenwriter, novelist and short-story writer. His first book, Night in Tunisia, won a Somerset Maugham Award and the ...more
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John Bruton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Politician, Barrister
John Gerard Bruton (born 18 May 1947) is an Irish former Fine Gael politician who served as Taoiseach from 1994 to 1997, Ambassador of the European Union to the United States from 2004 to 2009, ...more
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Seán MacBride is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Politician, Barrister
Seán MacBride (26 January 1904 – 15 January 1988) was an Irish Clann na Poblachta politician who served as Minister for External Affairs from 1948 to 1951, Leader of Clann na Poblachta ...more
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Cyril Cusack is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University College Dublin - National University Of Ireland, Dublin Alumni
Actor
Cyril James Cusack (26 November 1910 – 7 October 1993) was an Irish actor, who appeared in numerous films and television productions in a career lasting more than 70 years.