People

People from County Mayo in the West of Ireland


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!



People with tenuous Mayo links!


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.