Mayo has produced many people who have become famous in a variety of fields. Follow the links to learn more about them and feel free to let us know any we have left out, the list is always being added to!
Sabina Coyne-Higgins - wife of the ninth President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins
Mark Mellett - Deputy Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces
Pat Rabbitte - Labour Party TD & former leader of the Labour Party
Michael Davitt - Irish nationalist campaigner and founder of the Land League
Ray Foley - Radio and TV presenter
Delia Murphy - Ballad Queen
Charles Haughey - Former Taoiseach of Ireland
Canon Ulick Burke(1829-1887), Gaelic scholar.
Ernie O'Malley (1897-1957), Republican and Writer.
Louis Brennan (1852-1932), Inventor.
Margaret Burke Sheridan (1889-1958), one of the greatest sopranos of all time.
Muriel Gahan (1897-1995), Irish rural campaigner.
Olivia Knight (1829-1908), Poet and Writer.
Riocard Bairead, (1735-1819), Poet and Satirist.
George Augustus Moore (1852-1933), novelist.
Stephen Garvey (1902 - 1962), Bandleader.
William Larminie (1849-1900), Poet and Folklorist.
Edward Lyons,the Mayo’s forgotten hero
Fr Manus Sweeney, Catholic priest involved in the rebellion of 1798.
General Michael Kilroy,Irish politician and guerrilla leader.
John Juan King, marine sergeant.
Admiral William Brown (1777-1857), national hero in Argentina.
Agnes Morrogh-Bernard (1842-1932), nun and foundress of Foxford Woollen Mills.
Martin Sheridan (1881-1918), athlete
Captain Gallagher, Highwayman.
Enda Kenny - Taoiseach of Ireland
Mick Lally - Television and theatre actor
John MacBride (1865-1916) - One of the sixteen leaders executed following the 1916 Easter Week Rising.
George Clendining (1770-1843)
Kathleen Florence Lynn (1874-1955) - Suffragette, Labour Activist, Nationalist and Doctor.
Eva O'Flaherty (1874-1963)-Irish Nationalist, Fashionista and Businesswoman.
John Moore - First president of Connacht
Grainne Mhaol - Irish chieftan and 'Sea Queen' of Connacht
Patrick Nally - Irish Republican honoured with the 'Nally Stand' in Croke Park
Mary Robinson - First woman president of Ireland
Louis Walsh - Music manager and TV panellist
Some famous people who can trace their roots back to Mayo.
Billy Connolly - Comedian and actor
Daniel Day-Lewis - Academy Award-winning actor
Michael Flatley - Star of 'Riverdance' and 'Lord of the Dance'
Mel Gibson - Academy Award-winning actor and director
Princess Grace - Actress Grace Kelly, who married Prince Rainier of Monaco
Coleen Rooney - Wife of Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney
Steve Staunton - Former Republic of Ireland footballer and manager
John Wayne - Academy Award-winning actor, director and producer.