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Welcome to our site on County Mayo, we hope you find it useful.

Famous people from County Mayo

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!

  • 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
  • Charles Haughey - Former Taoiseach of Ireland
  • 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
  • Louis Walsh - Music manager and TV panellist

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