5 celebrities you probably didn’t know were Irish

When it comes to the Irish art scene, most people are familiar with bands like U2 and The Cranberries, as well as writers like James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, however there are plenty of other artists that you probably didn’t know they had been born in Ireland. For this reason, we made a list of 5 celebrities you probably didn’t know were Irish. Check them out below:

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Famous worldwide for playing the British secret agent James Bond, Pierce Brosnan actually was born in Ireland. Apart from 007, Brosnan also performed in movies like Mamma Mia (2008 and 2018) and also Golden Eye (1995). He has two Golden Globe Award nominations for Nancy Astor (1982) and also for The Matador (2005) and is acclaimed as one of the greatest artists of the 1990’s.

Liam Cunningham

Besides having performed in movies like The Clash of the Titans (2010) and The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006), Cunningham became popular because of HBO’s TV series Game of Thrones performing Ser Davos Seaworth, a former Smuggler known for having had some of his fingers cut off in punishment for his crimes.

Below you can check a compilation of Ser Davos best scenes:

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Liam Neeson

Liam is probably the most popular of this list nowadays. Apart from having performed in movies like Schindler’s List (1993), Les Miserables (1998), and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005), his most famous work is definitely Batman Begins (2005). So far, Neeson has three Golden Globe Awards nominations for movies like Schindler’s List (1993), Michael Collins (1996) and Kinsey (2004), never winning anything.


Born in Donegal, Enya was one of the most acclaimed artists in the 1990’s. So far, she’s won four Grammy Awards, all of them for the Best New Age Album. Throughout her professional career, Enya has performed in ten different languages, including Irish Gaelic. She has sold more than 75 million albums worldwide, making her the best solo Irish artist of all time. Check out below one of her most famous songs.

Snow Patrol

Famous worldwide for songs like Chasing Cars (2006) and Open Your Eyes (2006), Snow Patrol is a rock band from Northern Ireland, formed by its members when they were in university in 1994. Only one of its members is not Irish and they have songs featured on TV Series like Grey’s Anatomy and One Three Hill. Below check their most famous song.

So, did you know that any of these artists were Irish? Let us know.

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