List of Famous people born in County Offaly, Ireland

Shane Lowry

First Name Shane
Last Name Lowry
Born on April 2, 1987 (age 37)

Shane Lowry is an Irish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour and the PGA Tour. His notable achievements include winning the 2019 Open Championship, the Irish Open as an amateur in 2009, and the 2015 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.

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George Brent

George Brendan Nolan
First Name George
Last Name Brent
Died on May 26, 1979 (aged 9)

George Brent was an Irish-American stage, film, and television actor. He is best remembered for the eleven films he made with Bette Davis, which included Jezebel and Dark Victory.

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Brendan Lowry

First Name Brendan
Born on July 11, 1959 (age 64)

Brendan Lowry is an Irish former sportsperson. He played Gaelic football with his local club Ferbane and was a member of the Offaly senior inter-county team from 1981 until 1992. Lowry scored 0-3 to help his team to victory in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship in 1982, the most recent occasion that Offaly won the Sam Maguire Cup. His brothers Mick and Seán also played in the 1982 All Ireland winning side. Breandan managed the Westmeath Senior Gaelic football side from 1997 until 2000.

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Jacksepticeye

Born on February 7, 1990 (age 34)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Seán William McLoughlin, better known as Jacksepticeye, is an Irish YouTuber best known for his vlogs and comedic Let's Play series. As of February 2021, his channel has over 13.8 billion views and 26.3 million subscribers, and is the most-subscribed Irish channel. He has participated in fundraisers that have raised millions for charity.

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Barry Cowen

First Name Barry
Last Name Cowen
Born on August 28, 1967 (age 56)

Barry Cowen is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician who has been a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Laois–Offaly constituency since the 2020 general election, and previously from 2011 to 2016 and from 2016 to 2020 for the Offaly constituency. He previously served as Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine from June 2020 to July 2020.

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Lawrence Parsons, 4th Earl of Rosse

First Name Lawrence
Last Name Rosse
Born on November 17, 1840
Died on August 29, 1908 (aged 67)

Lawrence Parsons, 4th Earl of Rosse, KP, FRS was a member of the Irish peerage and an amateur astronomer. His name is often given as Laurence Parsons.

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Charles Howard-Bury

Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury
First Name Charles
Last Name Howard-Bury
Died on September 20, 1963

Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury DSO, DL, JP was a British soldier, explorer, botanist and Conservative politician.

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Brian Cowen

First Name Brian
Last Name Cowen
Born on January 10, 1960 (age 64)

Brian Bernard Cowen is an Irish former politician who served as Taoiseach and Leader of Fianna Fáil from 2008 to 2011.

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Winston Dugan, 1st Baron Dugan of Victoria

First Name Winston
Last Name Victoria
Died on August 15, 1951

Major General Winston Joseph Dugan, 1st Baron Dugan of Victoria,, known as Sir Winston Dugan between 1934 and 1949, was a British administrator and a career British Army officer. He served as Governor of South Australia from 1934 to 1939, then Governor of Victoria until 1949.

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Pat Moylan

First Name Pat
Last Name Moylan
Born on September 12, 1946 (age 77)

Pat Moylan is a former Irish Fianna Fáil politician and member of Seanad Éireann.

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