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
▪ 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.
▪ Kathleen Florence Lynn (1874-1955) - Suffragette, Labour Activist, Nationalist and Doctor.
▪ John Moore - First president of Connacht
▪ George Moore - Novelist, poet, dramatist and artist
▪ 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.