Famous People From Dublin You Probably Didn’t Know
Dublin is the largest city and capital of Ireland. It has a rich history in its veins, which is why it’s not surprising to see it produce some of the most famous people in the world. Dublin is filled with an array of talents from musicians, actors, writers, athletes to playwrights and poets. Dublin’s sons and daughters have extraordinary talents that have been recognized and appreciated by the rest of the world for a while now. Here are some famous people from Dublin:
You can’t think about Dublin without thinking of the feisty Conor McGregor in his build-up to fighting Floyd Mayweather in Nevada, on 26th August 2017 in his first professional boxing match dubbed as ‘The Money Fight’ and biggest match of the century. He tops the UFC pay-per-view draw and is considered as the king of combat sport, given that he was the first fighter to hold titles simultaneously in two different weight divisions. He is the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion. Conor is celebrated for his confidence, ruthlessness, and antiques that he uses to provoke his opponent. He’s truly a force to reckon with.
Though he is now a Hollywood star and resides in Los Angeles, Colin Farrell has always been proud of his roots. He began his acting career back in 1998 on BBC’s TV drama Ballykissamgel. A year later, he was cast in the drama The War Zone which helped him get a lead role Joel Schumacher’s Tigerland. From there, his career picked up which saw him being cast in several mainstream American thrillers. They include S.W.A.T, The Recruit, True Detective, Minority Report, Horrible Bosses, Total Recall and Daredevil as the villain Bullseye. He has appeared in several acclaimed films that have seen him get nominated for the Golden Globe Awards under the category of Best Actor twice.
Other famous people from Dublin include Enya, U2, The Corrs, Oscar Wilde, and The Cranberries. The mentioned are Dublin’s most beloved sons and daughters who have made the city proud. If you’re lucky, you can bump into one or more of them while on your travels.