Famous Irish People

(1725-1803) Arthur Guinness was an Irish brewer and the founder of the Guinness brewery business and family. He was also…

Arthur Guiness

(1725-1803)

Arthur Guinness was an Irish brewer and the founder of the Guinness brewery business and family. He was also an entrepreneur and philanthropist. At 27, in 1752, Guinness’s godfather Arthur Price, the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Cashel, bequeathed him £100 in his will.

Arthur Guinness was born in Celbridge in 1725. His father was Richard Guinness, a land steward on the estate of the Most Rev. Arthur Price, Archbishop of Cashel. One of Richard Guinness’s duties was to supervise the brewing of beer for the estate’s workers. Arthur had an early introduction to the business of brewing by helping his father.


Bono

(​1960 – Current)

Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist.  He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Alison Stewart, and the future members of U2.​

He joined U2 while still in high school. Their sixth album The Joshua Tree, made them international stars. Bono has used his celebrity to call attention to global problems, including world poverty, and AIDS. Bono was named a “Person of the Year” by TIME magazine in 2005, and Queen Elizabeth II made him an honorary knight in 2007.


Liam Neeson

(1952-Current)

Liam John Neeson OBE is an actor from Northern Ireland. He has been nominated for a number of awards, including an Academy Award for Best Actor, a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and three Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama.

Through the 1980s Neeson appeared in a handful of films and British TV series – including The Bounty (1984), A Woman of Substance (1984), The Mission (1986), and Duet for One (1986) – but it was not until he moved to Hollywood to pursue larger roles that he began to get noticed.


Conor Mcgregor

(1988 – Current)

Conor Anthony McGregor is an Irish professional mixed martial artist and boxer. He is the former Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight and lightweight champion. As of 1 July 2019, he is ranked #3 in the official UFC lightweight rankings and #9 in the official UFC pound-for-pound rankings of U2.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1988, Conor McGregor rose from a tough neighborhood to become the biggest star in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA). After joining the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) in 2013, “The Notorious” unified the featherweight division with his title win in 2015, and the following year he became a two-division champion by winning the lightweight title. McGregor also famously fought boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2017.