List of Olympic athletes born in Ireland, listed alphabetically with photos when available. These famous Olympians from Ireland have achieved some of the highest honors in sports history just by qualifying for the Olympics, as most athletes will never be chosen to represent their countries. These are the most prominent people from Ireland who have competed in the Olympics, although not all of them have taken home an Olympic medal. While these popular Ireland Olympians were born in Ireland, they didn't necessarily compete for their originating country. Examples of athletes on this list include Francie Barrett and John Pius Boland.This list answers the questions, "Which Olympians are from Ireland?" and "Which Olympians were born in Ireland?"