List of Famous people born in County Cork, Ireland

Cillian Murphy

First Name Cillian
Born on May 25, 1976 (age 48)
Born in Ireland, Munster
Height 172 cm | 5'8

Cillian Murphy is an Irish actor. He began his career performing as a rock musician. After turning down a record deal, he began his acting career in theatre, and in short and independent films in the late 1990s. His first notable film roles include Darren in Disco Pigs (2001), Jim in 28 Days Later (2002), John in Intermission (2003), Jackson Rippner in Red Eye (2005), and Patrick "Kitten" Braden in Breakfast on Pluto (2005). For Breakfast on Pluto, he was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, and won an Irish Film and Television Award for Best Actor. Murphy is known for his collaborations with director Christopher Nolan, playing the Scarecrow in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy (2005–2012); as well as appearing in Inception (2010) and Dunkirk (2017).

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Roy Keane

Roy Maurice Keane
First Name Roy
Last Name Keane
Born on August 10, 1971 (age 52)
Height 178 cm | 5'10

Roy Maurice Keane is an Irish football manager and former professional player. He is the joint-most successful Irish footballer of all time, having won 19 major trophies, 17 of which came at Manchester United, in his club career. He served as the assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national team from 2013 until 2018. Regarded as one of the best midfielders of his generation, in 2004 Keane was named by Pelé in the FIFA 100 list of the world's greatest living players. In 2007, The Times placed him at number 11 in their list of the 50 "hardest" footballers in history.

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Jack Gleeson

First Name Jack
Last Name Gleeson
Born on May 20, 1992 (age 32)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Jack Gleeson is an Irish actor who is best known for his critically acclaimed role of Joffrey Baratheon on the HBO television series Game of Thrones (2011–2014). Following this role, Gleeson semi-retired from acting and has since taken part in independent theater and the 2020 BBC miniseries Out of Her Mind.

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Clodagh McKenna

First Name Clodagh
Born on May 10, 1975 (age 49)

Clodagh McKenna, is an Irish-born chef, author of cookbooks, columnist and television presenter. McKenna has demonstrated cookery on The Rachael Ray Show, ITV's This Morning and hosted several television series and writes a column for the Evening Standard.

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Denis Irwin

Joseph Denis Irwin
First Name Denis
Last Name Irwin
Born on October 31, 1965 (age 58)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Joseph Denis Irwin is an Irish former professional footballer who played as a left back from 1983 to 2004.

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Caoimhín Kelleher

Caoimhín Odhrán Kelleher
First Name Caoimhín
Born on November 23, 1998 (age 25)
Height 188 cm | 6'2

Caoimhín Odhrán Kelleher is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Liverpool.

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Stephen Ireland

Stephen James Ireland
First Name Stephen
Last Name Ireland
Born on August 22, 1986 (age 37)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Stephen James Ireland is an Irish former professional footballer who played as an attacking midfielder.

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Adam Idah

First Name Adam
Last Name Idah
Born on February 11, 2001 (age 23)

Adam Idah is an Irish professional footballer who plays as a forward for Championship club Norwich City and the Republic of Ireland national team.

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Micheál Martin

First Name Micheál
Born on August 1, 1960 (age 63)

Micheál Martin is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has served as Taoiseach since June 2020 and as Leader of Fianna Fáil since January 2011. He has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Cork South-Central constituency since 1989. He previously served as Leader of the Opposition in Ireland from 2011 to 2020, Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2008 to 2011, Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment from 2004 to 2008, Minister for Health and Children from 2000 to 2004, Minister for Education and Science and Lord Mayor of Cork from 1992 to 1993.

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Sarah Greene

First Name Sarah
Last Name Greene
Born on July 21, 1984 (age 40)

Sarah Greene is an Irish actress and singer, best known for portraying Helen McCormick in the West End and Broadway productions of The Cripple of Inishmaan.

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