List of Famous people born in County Limerick, Ireland

Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan
First Name Dolores
Last Name O'Riordan
Born on September 6, 1971
Died on January 15, 2018 (aged 46)
Height 156 cm | 5'1

Dolores Mary Eileen O'Riordan was an Irish musician, singer, and songwriter. She was best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist for the alternative rock band the Cranberries. O'Riordan had one of the most recognizable female voices in rock in the 1990s. She was known for her lilting mezzo-soprano voice, her signature yodel, her emphasised use of keening, and her strong Limerick accent. With the Cranberries, she is regarded to have written "some of the most seminal songs in music history".

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Becky Lynch

First Name Becky
Born on January 30, 1987 (age 37)
Height 166 cm | 5'5

Rebecca Quin is an Irish professional wrestler and actress. She is currently signed to WWE, under the ring name Becky Lynch. She is assigned to perform on the Raw brand, but has been on maternity leave since May 2020. Lynch is one of WWE's biggest and highest paid stars. Twitter named her 6th on their list of Top Female Athletes Worldwide in 2019.

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Richard Harris

Richard St John Harris
First Name Richard
Last Name Harris
Died on October 25, 2002 (aged 32)
Height 184 cm | 6'0

Richard John Harris was an Irish actor and singer. He appeared on stage and in many films, notably as Frank Machin in This Sporting Life, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor, and as King Arthur in the 1967 film Camelot, as well as the 1981 revival of the stage musical.

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Mary Jane Kelly

First Name Mary
Last Name Kelly
Born on November 30, 1862
Died on November 9, 1888 (aged 25)
Height 170 cm | 5'7

Mary Jane Kelly, also known as Marie Jeanette Kelly, Fair Emma, Ginger, Dark Mary, and Black Mary, is widely believed to have been the final victim of the notorious unidentified serial killer Jack the Ripper, who murdered and mutilated a minimum of five women in the Whitechapel and Spitalfields districts of London from late August to early November 1888. At the time of Kelly's death, she was approximately 25 years old, working as a prostitute, and living in relative poverty.

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Terry Wogan

First Name Terry
Last Name Wogan
Born on August 3, 1938
Died on January 31, 2016 (aged 77)
Height 183 cm | 6'0

Sir Michael Terence Wogan was an Irish radio and television broadcaster who worked for the BBC in the UK for most of his career. Between 1993 and his semi retirement in December 2009, his BBC Radio 2 weekday breakfast programme Wake Up to Wogan regularly drew an estimated eight million listeners. He was believed to be the most listened-to radio broadcaster in Europe.

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Greg O'Shea

First Name Greg
Last Name O'Shea
Born on March 23, 1995 (age 29)

Gregory O'Shea is an Irish rugby union player. He plays for the Ireland national rugby sevens team, usually as a fly-half. In July 2019, O'Shea won the fifth series of Love Island alongside Amber Gill.

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Killian Scott

First Name Killian
Last Name Scott
Born on July 6, 1985 (age 38)

Cillian Damien Murphy is an Irish actor, better known professionally as Killian Scott. He is best known for his role as Tommy in the RTÉ One series Love/Hate.

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Noel Hogan

Noel Anthony Hogan
First Name Noel
Last Name Hogan
Born on December 25, 1971 (age 52)

Noel Anthony Hogan is an Irish musician and record producer best known as the lead guitarist and co-songwriter of the Irish alt-rock band the Cranberries.

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Patrick Collison

First Name Patrick
Last Name Collison
Born on September 9, 1988 (age 35)
Net Worth $3.2B

Patrick Collison is an Irish billionaire entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of Stripe, which he started with his younger brother, John, in 2010. He won the 41st Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in 2005 at the age of sixteen.

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John McNamara

First Name John
Last Name McNamara
Born on April 8, 1975
Died on July 26, 2016 (aged 41)

John Thomas "JT" McNamara was an Irish amateur steeplechase jockey. He won over 600 racecourse victories during his career. He sustained a serious back injury and a broken neck after a fall at the 2013 Cheltenham Festival which left him paralysed and using a wheelchair.

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