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

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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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  • 1
    Cook, Film Producer

    Age71

    BirthplaceWalkinstown, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    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

    #11 of 48 The Best Irish Actors Working Today#246 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#53 of 220 The Greatest British Actors of All Time

  • 2
    Actor, Voice acting

    Age66

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    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 Award  ...more

    #220 of 264 The Best (Male) Actors Working Today#142 of 219 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won An Oscar (For Acting)#1 of 13 Actors Who Started Acting Later In Life And Totally Nailed It

  • 3
    Poet, Novelist

    AgeDec. at 58 (1882-1941)

    BirthplaceRathgar, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    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 is  ...more

    The Best James Joyce Books#17 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#636 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

  • 4
    Poet, Journalist

    Age66

    BirthplaceEnniscorthy, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Colm Tóibín (Irish pronunciation: [ˈkɔl̪ˠəmˠ t̪ˠoːˈbʲiːnʲ]; born 30 May 1955) is an Irish novelist, short story writer, essayist, playwright, journalist, critic and poet.Tóibín is currently Irene and  ...more
  • 5
    Comedian, Television producer

    Age49

    BirthplaceBray, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    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 topical panel  ...more

    #34 of 170 The Funniest British and Irish Comedians of all Time#1 of 52 éëėęñńáúíó

  • 6
    Journalist, Cultural Historian

    Age60

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    Tonie Walsh (born 25 December 1960) in Dublin, Ireland, is an LGBT rights activist, journalist, disc jockey and founder of the Irish Queer Archive.   ...more
  • 7
    Activist, Businessperson

    Age60

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    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 in Raheny,  ...more

    #191 of 319 The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models#5 of 12 Badass Women Way Cooler Than Their Famous Husbands

  • 8
    Businessperson

    Age74

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityUnited States of America

    David J. O'Reilly (born January 1947 in Dublin, Ireland), is former chairman and CEO of Chevron Corporation.  ...more
  • 9
    Historian, Novelist

    Age52

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityCanada, Republic of Ireland

    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 international  ...more
  • 10
    Politician

    Age72

    BirthplaceRepublic of Ireland, Lispole

    NationalityIreland

    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 served as a  ...more
  • 11
    Comedian, Actor

    AgeDec. at 45 (1952-1998)

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    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.  ...more
  • 12

    Age92

    BirthplaceNew York City, New York

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    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 two  ...more
  • 13
    Software Engineer

    Age38

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

  • 14
    Television presenter, Talk show host

    Age48

    BirthplaceTallaght, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    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 Teilifís  ...more
  • 15
    Television presenter, Journalist

    Age46

    BirthplaceMountrath, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    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 March 2012.  ...more
  • 16
    Politician, Barrister

    Age70

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    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) (1950–1999),  ...more
  • 17
    Film Producer, Screenwriter

    Age72

    BirthplaceWicklow, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    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 set in  ...more
  • 18
    Solicitor

    Age66

    BirthplaceDundalk, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    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 from 2004 to  ...more
  • 19
    Rugby Player, Athlete

    Age42

    BirthplaceClontarf, Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    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 captained  ...more
  • 20
    Television presenter, Talk show host

    Age61

    BirthplaceFoxrock, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    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 with Miriam,  ...more
  • 21
    Chemist, Musician

    Age45

    BirthplaceDublin, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityAustralia

    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, Leith has  ...more
  • 22
    Television director, Television producer

    Age71

    BirthplaceSligo, Republic of Ireland

    NationalityIreland

    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 Guardian  ...more
  • 23
    Politician, Barrister

    Age74

    BirthplaceDunboyne, Republic of Ireland

    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
  • 24
    Politician, Barrister

    AgeDec. at 83 (1904-1988)

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityRepublic of Ireland

    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 from 1946 to  ...more
  • 25

    AgeDec. at 82 (1910-1993)

    BirthplaceDurban, South Africa

    NationalityIreland, United Kingdom, South Africa

    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.  ...more
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