famous Cork people
Jack Lynch Hurler & Taoiseach (Prime Minister)
Christy Ring Hurler
Teddy McCarthy Hurler & Gaelic football
Sam Maguire Gaelic football
Roy Keane Football, Manchester United
Denis Irwin Football, Manchester United
Sonia O Sullivan International athlete
Dervla O Rourke International athlete
Dr Pat O Callaghan Hammer
Ronan O Gara Rugby, Munster & Ireland
Peter Stringer Rugby, Munster & Ireland
Michael Collins – Nationalist Leader during the War of Independence & Civil War
William Penn founder of Pennsylvania.
Richard ‘Boss’ Croker. Head of Tammany Hall, New York.
John F Kennedy’s great grandfather came from West Cork.
George Boole (invented Boolean algebra) – don’t know what it means either but apparently it’s really significant!
Cillian Murphy, Hollywood Actor
Johnathan Rhys Meyers, Hollywood Actor
Graham Norton, TV personality
Henry Ford’s (of Ford motor cars) ancestors hailed from Cork.
Annie Moore was the first person processed through Ellis Island in New York.
If we have missed out on anybody that you believe should be on this then please let us know