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Dublin, Ireland

LOCATION

Official Website:
http://www.dublincity.ie/

Population:
495,781 (2002)

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
Gonzaga College
1950
University College Dublin
1908
National University of Ireland
1908
Trinity College Dublin
1592

COMPANY HEADQUARTERS

CompanyFounded
Ryanair
1985
Experian
1980
CRH plc
1970
Allied Irish Banks
1966
Aer Lingus
1936
Ulster Bank
1836

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bertie Ahern
Head of State
12-Sep-1951   Prime Minister of Ireland, 1997-2008
Sara Allgood
Actor
31-Oct-1879 13-Sep-1950 How Green Was My Valley
Francis Bacon
Painter
28-Oct-1909 28-Apr-1992 The Screaming Popes
John Ball
Naturalist
20-Aug-1818 21-Oct-1889 Irish Alpinist
Freddie Bartholomew
Actor
28-Mar-1924 23-Jan-1992 Little Lord Fauntleroy
Samuel Beckett
Playwright
13-May-1906 22-Dec-1989 Waiting for Godot
Brendan Behan
Playwright
9-Feb-1923 20-Mar-1964 The Hostage
Dominic Behan
Playwright
1929 3-Aug-1989 The Patriot Game
Patrick Bergin
Actor
4-Feb-1951   Sleeping with the Enemy
Eavan Boland
Poet
24-Sep-1944   In a Time of Violence
Bono
Singer
10-May-1960   Lead singer of U2
Dion Boucicault
Playwright
26-Dec-1820 18-Sep-1890 The Corsican Brothers
Elizabeth Bowen
Author
7-Jun-1899 22-Feb-1973 The Heat of the Day
John Brougham
Actor
9-May-1814 7-Jun-1880 Irish-American dramatist and actor
Peter Brown
Historian
26-Jul-1935   The Rise of Western Christendom
A. J. Buckley
Actor
9-Feb-1978   Adam Ross on CSI: NY
Edmund Burke
Philosopher
1-Jan-1729 9-Jul-1797 Reflections on the Revolution in France
Eddie Byrne
Actor
31-Jan-1911 21-Aug-1981 The Mummy
Gabriel Byrne
Actor
12-May-1950   The Usual Suspects
Robert Stewart, Viscount Castlereagh
Politician
18-Jun-1769 12-Aug-1822 Architected Napoleon's defeat
John F. Coyne
Business
c. 1949   CEO of Western Digital
Liam Cunningham
Actor
2-Jun-1961   Stranded
Audrey Dalton
Actor
21-Jan-1934   Titanic
George Darley
Poet
1795 23-Nov-1846 Nepenthe
Sir John Denham
Poet
1615 10-Mar-1669 Cooper's Hill
Alison Doody
Actor
11-Nov-1966   Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Roddy Doyle
Novelist
1958   The Commitments
Tom Dugan
Actor
1-Jan-1889 7-Mar-1955 To Be or Not to Be
Dermot Dunphy
Business
15-Apr-1932   CEO of Sealed Air, 1971-99
Siobhan Fahey
Musician
10-Sep-1958   Bananarama
Colin Farrell
Actor
31-May-1976   Bullseye in Daredevil
John Field
Composer
26-Jul-1782 23-Jan-1837 Irish composer of Nocturnes
Barry Fitzgerald
Actor
10-Mar-1888 14-Jan-1961 Going My Way
Garret FitzGerald
Head of State
9-Feb-1926 19-May-2011 Twice Prime Minister of Ireland
Geraldine Fitzgerald
Actor
24-Nov-1913 17-Jul-2005 Wuthering Heights
Fionnula Flanagan
Actor
10-Dec-1941   James Joyce's Women
Brenda Fricker
Actor
17-Feb-1945   My Left Foot
Michael Gambon
Actor
19-Oct-1940   The Singing Detective
Stephen Gately
Singer
17-Mar-1976 10-Oct-2009 Boyzone
Aidan Gillen
Actor
24-Apr-1968   Stuart Alan Jones on Queer as Folk
Brendan Gleeson
Actor
29-Mar-1955   Mad-Eye Moody
Henry Grattan
Politician
3-Jul-1746 6-Jun-1820 Legislative independence for Ireland
Sir William Rowan Hamilton
Mathematician
3-Aug-1805 2-Sep-1865 Inventor of Quaternions
Padraig Harrington
Golf
31-Aug-1971   Winner of 3 Majors
Victor Herbert
Composer
1-Feb-1859 24-May-1924 Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life
Fenton J. A. Hort
Religion
23-Apr-1828 30-Nov-1892 Translator of the New Testament
Rex Ingram
Film Director
15-Jan-1892 21-Jul-1950 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Ronan Keating
Singer
3-Mar-1977   Boyzone
David Kelly
Actor
11-Jul-1929 12-Feb-2012 Waking Ned
Brian Lenihan
Politician
21-May-1959 10-Jun-2011 Irish Finance Minister, 2008-11
Charles James Lever
Novelist
31-Aug-1806 1-Jun-1872 Charles O'Malley
Samuel Lover
Novelist
24-Feb-1797 6-Jul-1868 Handy Andy, an Irish Tale
Niall MacGinnis
Actor
29-Mar-1913 6-Jan-1977 49th Parallel
Jack MacGowran
Actor
13-Oct-1918 30-Jan-1973 The Fearless Vampire Killers
Edmond Malone
Scholar
4-Oct-1741 25-Apr-1812 Irish Shakespearian scholar
James Clarence Mangan
Poet
1-May-1803 20-Jun-1849 O'Hussey's Ode to the Maguire
Sean McClory
Actor
8-Mar-1924 10-Dec-2003 The Quiet Man
Colm Meaney
Actor
30-May-1953   Transporter Chief O'Brien in Star Trek: TNG
Dermot Morgan
Actor
31-Mar-1952 28-Feb-1998 Father Ted
Larry Mullen
Drummer
31-Oct-1961   Drummer for U2
Samantha Mumba
Singer
18-Jan-1983   Always Come Back to Your Love
Iris Murdoch
Novelist
15-Jul-1919 8-Feb-1999 The Sea, the Sea
Conor Cruise O'Brien
Author
3-Nov-1917 18-Dec-2008 Irish Parliamentarian and Scholar
Sean O'Casey
Playwright
30-Mar-1880 18-Sep-1964 Juno and the Paycock
Colm O'Ciosoig
Drummer
31-Oct-1964   Drummer for My Bloody Valentine
Sinead O'Connor
Musician
8-Dec-1966   Pop star ripped up Pope picture
Jason O'Mara
Actor
6-Aug-1972   Jim Shannon on Terra Nova
David J. O'Reilly
Business
1947   CEO of Chevron, 2005-09
Milo O'Shea
Actor
2-Jun-1926 2-Apr-2013 Ulysses
Thomas Parnell
Poet
1679 1718 The Hermit
Maureen Potter
Actor
1925 7-Apr-2004 Beloved Irish actress and comic
Noel Purcell
Actor
23-Dec-1900 3-Mar-1985 The Rising of the Moon
Glenn Quinn
Actor
28-May-1970 3-Dec-2002 Mark Healy on Roseanne
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
Actor
27-Jul-1977   Velvet Goldmine
Kathleen Ryan
Actor
8-Dec-1922 11-Nov-1985 The Sound of Fury
Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Sculptor
1-Mar-1848 3-Aug-1907 Leading 19th c. American sculptor
George Bernard Shaw
Playwright
26-Jul-1856 2-Nov-1950 Irish dramatist and pamphleteer
Jim Sheridan
Film Director
6-Feb-1949   My Left Foot
Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Playwright
30-Oct-1751 7-Jul-1816 The School for Scandal
Thomas Southerne
Playwright
1660 26-May-1746 The Persian Prince
Richard Steele
Author
1672 1-Sep-1729 The Spectator
Peter Sutherland
Government
25-Apr-1946   First Director General of the WTO
Jonathan Swift
Author
30-Nov-1667 19-Oct-1745 Gulliver's Travels
Napper Tandy
Politician
1740 24-Aug-1803 Irish politician and revolutionary
Nahum Tate
Poet
1652 30-Jul-1715 Imitative British playwright
Richard Todd
Actor
11-Jun-1919 3-Dec-2009 The Dam Busters
James Ussher
Religion
4-Jan-1581 20-Mar-1656 Old Testament chronologist
Arthur Wellesley
Military
1-May-1769 14-Sep-1852 1st Duke of Wellington
Oscar Wilde
Playwright
16-Oct-1854 30-Nov-1900 The Picture of Dorian Gray
William Butler Yeats
Poet
13-Jun-1865 28-Jan-1939 The Land of Heart's Desire

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Brendan Behan
Playwright
9-Feb-1923 20-Mar-1964 The Hostage
John Bernard Burke
Historian
5-Jan-1814 12-Dec-1892 Burke's Peerage
Eddie Byrne
Actor
31-Jan-1911 21-Aug-1981 The Mummy
Michael Davitt
Politician
25-Mar-1846 31-May-1906 Irish Nationalist, Land League
Eamon de Valera
Head of State
14-Oct-1882 29-Aug-1975 President of Ireland, 1959-73
Barry Fitzgerald
Actor
10-Mar-1888 14-Jan-1961 Going My Way
Garret FitzGerald
Head of State
9-Feb-1926 19-May-2011 Twice Prime Minister of Ireland
Sir William Rowan Hamilton
Mathematician
3-Aug-1805 2-Sep-1865 Inventor of Quaternions
Charles Haughey
Head of State
16-Sep-1925 13-Jun-2006 Three-time Prime Minister of Ireland
Patrick Hillery
Head of State
2-May-1923 12-Apr-2008 President of Ireland, 1976-90
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Poet
28-Jul-1844 8-Jun-1889 Defeated the tyranny of poetic meter
Brian Lenihan
Politician
21-May-1959 10-Jun-2011 Irish Finance Minister, 2008-11
Richard Llewellyn
Novelist
8-Dec-1906 30-Nov-1983 How Green Was My Valley
Jan Lukasiewicz
Mathematician
21-Dec-1878 13-Feb-1956 Invented Reverse Polish Notation
Jack Lynch
Head of State
15-Aug-1917 20-Oct-1999 Twice Prime Minister of Ireland
Seán MacBride
Activist
26-Jan-1904 15-Jan-1988 Irish revolutionary, Nobel Prize recipient
James Clarence Mangan
Poet
1-May-1803 20-Jun-1849 O'Hussey's Ode to the Maguire
John McGahern
Novelist
12-Nov-1934 30-Mar-2006 Amongst Women
E. Arthur Milne
Mathematician
14-Feb-1896 21-Sep-1950 Kinematic relativity
Patrick O'Brian
Novelist
12-Dec-1914 2-Jan-2000 The Aubreyad series
Flann O'Brien
Author
5-Oct-1911 1-Apr-1966 At Swim-Two-Birds
Frank O'Connor
Author
17-Sep-1903 10-Mar-1966 Guests of the Nation
Sean O'Faolain
Novelist
22-Feb-1900 20-Apr-1991 Come Back to Erin
Liam O'Flaherty
Novelist
28-Aug-1896 7-Sep-1984 Thy Neighbour's Wife
Noel Purcell
Actor
23-Dec-1900 3-Mar-1985 The Rising of the Moon
Liam Redmond
Actor
27-Jul-1913 28-Oct-1989 Irish stage and film actor
Kathleen Ryan
Actor
8-Dec-1922 11-Nov-1985 The Sound of Fury
Jonathan Swift
Author
30-Nov-1667 19-Oct-1745 Gulliver's Travels
John Millington Synge
Playwright
16-Apr-1871 24-Mar-1909 The Playboy of the Western World



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