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!
- 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 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.
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.