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This is a list of famous Irish people.

It covers

  • people who come from the island of Ireland, which includes people from both Irish territories, the Republic of Ireland and the province of Northern Ireland.
  • people of Irish descent who identified themselves or involved themselves with Ireland (eg, Eamon de Valera, Princess Grace of Monaco),
  • people who chose to adopt an Irish identity or Irish citizenship (eg, Daniel Day Lewis).

Some people born on the island of Ireland, particularly from Northern Ireland, also regard themselves as British. Perhaps because of the extent of Irish emigration, talented people of Irish birth or descent have become known throughout the world.

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See also: List of people by nationality

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