John Philip Holland (29 February, 1840 – 2 August, 1914) was an engineer who developed the first submarine to be formally commissioned by the U.S. Navy (though not the first American submarine, see American Civil War submarines, and the earlier Nautilus and Turtle) and the first ever Royal Navy submarine, the Holland 1.
Patrick John "Paddy" Hillery was an Irish Fianna Fáil politician and the sixth President of Ireland from 1976 until 1990. First elected at the 1951 general election as a Fianna Fáil Teachta Dála (TD) for Clare, he remained in Dáil Éireann until 1973. During this time he served as Minister for Education (1959–1965), Minister for Industry and Commerce (1965–1966), Minister for Labour (1966–1969) and Minister for Foreign Affairs (1969–1973).
Paddy Hannan's miner's rightPatrick "Paddy" Hannan (baptised 26 April 1840 – November 4, 1925) was a gold prospector whose discovery on June 17, 1893 near Kalgoorlie, Western Australia set off a gold rush in the area. Born in Quin, County Clare, Ireland, Hannan was the son of John Hannan and Bridget Lynch. Not much is known about the family history . He emigrated to Australia in 1863.
Sean Matgamna, also known as John O'Mahony is a Trotskyist theorist and activist. He was a founder of Workers' Fight in 1966 and is still a prominent member of the group, now called the Alliance for Workers' Liberty.
Edna O'Brien (born 15 December 1930) is an Irish novelist and short story writer whose works often revolve around the inner feelings of women, and their problems in relating to men and to society as a whole.
Desmond Michael "Des" Lynam, OBE is an Irish-born presenter on British television and radio. He has hosted television coverage of high profile events for many years. He has presented the popular shows, Grandstand, Match of the Day, Holiday, How Do They Do That? and Countdown.
William Mulready (April 1, 1786 – July 7, 1863) was an Irish genre painter living in London. He is best known for his romanticizing depictions of rural scenes. William Mulready was born in Ennis, County Clare. Early in his life, in 1792, the family moved to London, where he was able to get an education and was taught painting well enough so that he was accepted at the Royal Academy School at the age of fourteen.
Kieren Francis Fallon (born 22 February 1965 in Crusheen, County Clare, Ireland) is an Irish flat racing jockey and has been British Champion Jockey six times. In 1984 Fallon rode his first winner, Piccadilly Lord, at Navan. He came to England in 1988 to ride for trainer Jimmy FitzGerald his first winner in the United Kingdom coming at Thirsk Racecourse on Evichstar. Fallon has won the Epsom Derby three times; Oath in 1999, Kris Kin in 2003 and North Light in 2004.
Keith Gerard Mallinson Wood (born 27 January 1972, Killaloe, County Clare) and educated at St Munchin's College, Limerick is a former international rugby union footballer who played hooker for Ireland, the Lions, Garryowen, Harlequins and Munster. He was nicknamed 'The Raging Potato' because of his bald head. He was also known as 'Uncle Fester' due to his resemblance to a character in The Addams Family. His father, Gordon Wood, played prop 29 times for Ireland.
Brian Merriman or in Irish Brian Mac Giolla Meidhre (circa 1749 – July 27, 1805) was an Irish language poet and teacher. His single surviving work of substance, the 1000-line long Cúirt An Mheán Oíche (The Midnight Court) is widely regarded as the greatest comic poem in the history of Irish literature.
Brendan Daly (born 2 February 1940), is a former Fianna Fáil Party politician in Ireland. He was a long-serving Teachta Dála (TD), government minister, and Senator. Daly was born in February 1940 in Cooraclare, County Clare, and educated locally at CBS Kilrush. His political career began at the 1973 general election, when he was elected to Dáil Éireann as a Fianna Fáil TD, taking over in Eamon de Valera's and Dr. Patrick Hillery's old constituency.
General Sir Reginald Clare Hart, VC, GCB, KCVO (11 June 1848 – 18 October 1931), was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
General Sir Garrett O'Moore Creagh VC GCB GCSI (2 April 1848 – 9 August 1923), known as Sir O'Moore Creagh, was born in Cahirbane, County Clare and was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Mary Upton (born 30 May 1946) is an Irish Labour Party politician. She is currently a Teachta Dála (TD) for the Dublin South Central constituency and party spokesperson on Arts, Sport and Tourism. She was re-elected at the 2002 and 2007 general elections. She previously served as party spokesperson on Agriculture and Food.
Patrick Hogan (1886 – 24 January 1969) was a long-serving Irish politician. He served as Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann from 1951 to 1967. He was born in Kilmaley, County Clare in 1886. As a young man he joined the Gaelic League and the Irish Volunteers, however he was deported to England for his activities. During the War of Independence he fought against the Black and Tans in County Clare.
Ger Loughnane is a retired Irish hurling manager and former player. He played hurling with his local club Feakle and with the Clare senior inter-county team in the 1970s and 1980s. Loughnane has often been described as a controversial character in the world of hurling. As a player Loughnane was involved with the Clare team of the 1970s, a team often described as one that under-achieved somewhat.
Sylvester A. Barrett (18 May 1926 – 8 May 2002) was a senior Irish Fianna Fáil politician. He served under Jack Lynch and Charles Haughey as Minister for the Environment (1977–1980) and Minister for Defence (1980–1981). Sylvester Barrett was born in Darragh, near Ennis, County Clare in 1926. His father, who was a founder-member of the Fianna Fáil party, died while Barrett was still very young. As a result he was reared by an uncle and aunt.
Dr Moosajee Bhamjee (born 4 December 1947) is a former Irish Labour Party politician. He was Ireland's first Muslim Teachta Dála. Moosajee Bhamjee was born in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in 1947. His father emigrated from India in 1906 and had set up a hardware shop there. He died in 1964 so it was decided that one of the sons would take over the shop while another would go for further education.