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Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 George Harrison - singer/songwriter and founding member of The Beatles 31239
2 Bruce Springsteen - singer/songwriter, Irish ancestry 21884
3 George Bernard Shaw - novelist, playwright 14557
4 U2 14108
5 Oscar Wilde - novelist, poet, satirist 13911
6 Conan O'Brien - comedian 12019
7 Phoebe Prince - Victim of bullycide 11727
8 The Script 10895
9 Stephen Colbert - comedian 10789
10 Liam Neeson - actor 10268
11 Bono (real name: Paul Hewson) - lead singer of U2 8834
12 C. S. Lewis - author of the Chronicles of Narnia 8293
13 Westlife 7929
14 Pierce Brosnan - actor, best known as James Bond from 1994 to 2005 7332
15 Patrick Dempsey - actor, best known for his role in Grey's Anatomy (born in United States) 7323
16 George Best - soccer player (Northern Ireland) 7031
17 Daniel Day-Lewis - English-born Oscar winner 6997
18 James Joyce - novelist 6640
19 Van Morrison - singer/songwriter 6569
20 Colin Farrell - Hollywood actor 6478
21 F. Scott Fitzgerald - novelist 6172
22 Michael Fassbender - Hollywood actor 6044
23 Enya (real name: Eithne Ní Bhraonáin) - singer/songwriter 5742
24 Cillian Murphy - actor 5544
25 Arthur Conan Doyle 5131
26 The Cranberries 5129
27 Kenneth Branagh - actor on stage, film and TV, The Harry Potter movies 5084
28 William Butler Yeats - poet and Nobel laureate 5078
29 Jonathan Rhys Meyers - Film and TV actor 4915
30 Richard Harris - actor, e.g. Harry Potter films 4711
31 Ernest Shackleton - Explorer 4680
32 Noel Gallagher- Lead Guitarist/Songwriter of English Rock band Oasis 4443
33 Irish American 4244
34 Nadine Coyle - singer in British band Girls Aloud 4236
35 Sir Michael Gambon - Theatre, TV and film actor, e.g. Harry Potter (film series)Harry Potter films 4223
36 Thin Lizzy 4213
37 Snow Patrol - rock band 4140
38 The Corrs 4123
39 Samuel Beckett - Saoi 4057
40 Dropkick Murphys 3857
41 Saint Patrick - Irish patron saint 3819
42 Bob Geldof - songwriter, singer of the Boomtown Rats, activist 3777
43 Jonathan Swift - Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, novelist and satirist 3699
44 Peter O'Toole - Oscar winner 3499
45 Liam Gallagher- Lead Singer of the band Oasis 3483
46 Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington - Field Marshal(Defeated Napoleon at Waterloo), Commander-in-Chief of the British Army and English Prime Minister 3366
47 Ronan Keating - singer/songwriter 3348
48 Seamus Heaney - Saoi of Aosdána, Nobel Laureate 3321
49 Sean Mackin - backup vocals and violinist of Yellowcard 3213
50 Denis Leary - comedian 3148
51 Bram Stoker - author of Dracula 3118
52 Jedward 3112
53 Stuart Townsend - actor and boxer 3095
54 Boyzone, boy band 3039
55 Damien Rice - singer/songwriter 3009
56 Louis Walsh - Music manager and television personality 3004
57 Brendan Gleeson - actor, e.g. Harry Potter films 2884
58 Flogging Molly 2688
59 Two Door Cinema Club 2683
60 Saoirse Ronan - actress 2659
61 The Pogues 2645
62 Gary Moore - guitarist/singer/songwriter 2634
63 Robbie Keane - soccer player 2613
64 Patrick Monahan - singer/songwriter, solo artist/member of Train 2599
65 John Fogerty - singer/songwriter best known for his work with Creedence Clearwater Revival 2522
66 Jason Priestley - actor 2501
67 Terry Wogan - TV and radio "personality" 2447
68 Millimetre 2417
69 Roy Keane - soccer player 2385
70 Graham Norton - TV personality and actor 2372
71 Gabriel Byrne - TV and film actor 2340
72 Maureen O'Hara - actress 2323
73 Celtic Woman 2288
74 Phil Lynott - Thin Lizzy frontman 2276
75 Brian McFadden - singer/songwriter 2193
76 Patrick McGoohan - actor and creator of The Prisoner 2190
77 John McEnroe - former World's No. 1 tennis player 2093
78 Dave Finlay - current WWE wrestler 2077
79 My Bloody Valentine 2056
80 Dolores O'Riordan - singer/songwriter/guitarist 2042
81 Shane MacGowan - English born singer/songwriter 2035
82 Rory Gallagher - blues/rock guitarist 1998
83 David Healy - soccer player (Northern Ireland) 1882
84 Danny O'Donoghue-singer The Script lead singer 1795
85 William Thomson - Lord Kelvin (1824–1907), physicist 1788
86 Glen Hansard - Oscar winning singer/songwriter 1773
87 Evanna Lynch - actress, e.g. Harry Potter films 1735
88 Colin Morgan - TV actor 1636
89 Dylan Moran - comedian 1492
90 Celtic Thunder 1489
91 Glenn Quinn - actor 1461
92 George Berkeley - Philosopher 1459
93 Interference - Folk Band 1453
94 Mark Feehily, singer of Westlife - songwriter 1438
95 Colm Meaney - Hollywood actor 1421
96 Ed Sullivan - Irish/American entertainment writer and television host 1402
97 George Boole (1815–1864) - inventor of Boolean algebra 1385
98 Shay Given - soccer player 1381
99 Nicky Byrne - singer of Westlife, songwriter 1366
100 Frank McCourt - writer 1316
101 Lola Montez (Eliza Gilbert) - dancer, courtesan 1293
102 Steve Allen - Irish/American musician, comedian, writer and first host of The Tonight Show 1276
103 Ash 1271
104 Samantha Mumba - singer, actress 1158
105 Kevin McBride - boxer 1152
106 Shane Filan - singer of Westlife, songwriter 1144
107 B*Witched 1137
108 Vivian Campbell - co-lead guitarist of Def Leppard 1085
109 Katie McGrath - Film and TV actress 1043
110 Fiona Shaw - actress, The Harry Potter movies 1001
111 Kian Egan - singer of Westlife, songwriter 1000
112 Gilbert O'Sullivan - pop singer/songwriter/pianist 997
113 Ardal O'Hanlon - actor and comedian 989
114 Michael Flatley - choreographer, dancer 971
115 Stephen Rea - actor 968
116 The Waterboys 951
117 Veronica Guerin - Journalist, murdered by drug-dealers in 1996 951
118 Kevin Kilbane - soccer player 948
119 Thomas Moore - poet 946
120 Carly Smithson - singer 936
121 Eoin Colfer - author 918
122 Them 917
123 Lisa Hannigan - singer/songwriter 907
124 The Divine Comedy 897
125 Lisa Kelly - singer 867
126 Nina Williams - An assassin from the Tekken series. 865
127 The Swell Season 859
128 List of universities in the Republic of Ireland 847
129 William Rowan Hamilton - quaternions; mathematical physics 845
130 Fionnula Flanagan - actress 844
131 The Boomtown Rats 840
132 Brigid of Kildare - Irish saint and bishop 828
133 Paul McGrath - soccer player 802
134 Jonas Armstrong - actor , star of the BBC series Robin Hood 800
135 The Frames 797
136 Maureen O'Sullivan - actor, mother of Mia Farrow 794
137 Garth Ennis - comic writer 783
138 Roma Downey - actor, best known for her role as Monica in the TV series Touched by an Angel 764
139 The Commitments 760
140 Lists of people by nationality 754
141 God Is an Astronaut 748
142 Therapy? 742
143 D:Ream 739
144 Roddy Doyle - novelist 736
145 Stiff Little Fingers - punk band 734
146 Neil Jordan - author, film director, Aosdána 717
147 Dermot Morgan - Satirist and star of Father Ted 715
148 Ed Byrne - comedian 714
149 The Undertones 697
150 Dervla Kirwan - actress, Ballykissangel, Goodnight Sweetheart 672
151 Oliver Goldsmith - novelist and dramatist 653
152 Mark Sheehan - guitarist The Script 636
153 J. P. McManus - businessman 608
154 Alison Doody - actress, best known for her role in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 586
155 Damien Duff - soccer player 582
156 The Chieftains - traditional music group 577
157 VNV Nation 576
158 Saint Dymphna - Irish saint 573
159 Christy Moore - singer/songwriter 562
160 Sean Maguire - violinist 562
161 Republic of Loose 558
162 Aidan of Lindisfarne - Saint 552
163 Brian O'Driscoll - rugby union player 549
164 Ryan Tubridy - Entertainer 534
165 Bronagh Gallagher - actress 530
166 Brendan Behan - playwright, novelist 519
167 Elaine Cassidy - Film actress 516
168 Dave Allen - comedian 513
169 Johnny Giles - soccer player 511
170 Stephen Boyd - film actor 507
171 Martin McDonagh - playwright 505
172 Mick McCarthy - former Republic of Ireland soccer manager 495
173 Cyril Cusack - actor of stage, film and TV (born in South Africa) 488
174 Patrick Bergin - film actor 482
175 Luke Kelly - singer 478
176 Laurence Sterne - novelist 470
177 John Millington Synge - dramatist 464
178 Rosanna Davison - Miss World 2003 464
179 Denis O'Brien - highly successful entrepreneur and founder of Esat Telecom 461
180 Malachi Martin - horror writer 456
181 Frank O'Connor - short story writer 455
182 The Saw Doctors 451
183 John Banville - novelist 442
184 Brenda Fricker - Oscar winner 438
185 Kerry Condon - actress 435
186 The Nolans 432
187 Brian O'Nolan (aka Myles na gCopaleen - Flann O'Brien) - novelist/columnist 431
188 Niall Quinn - soccer player 427
189 Jocelyn Bell Burnell (1943- ) - discovered pulsars 422
190 Arthur Guinness - brewer 417
191 Ernest Walton - physicist, 1951 Nobel Prize in Physics 415
192 Peter Sutherland - Chairman of BP Plc, and Chairman of Goldman Sachs International and formerly Ireland's representative at the European Commission 414
193 Todd Carty - TV stage film actor and director 412
194 Richard Brinsley Sheridan - playwright 407
195 Jim Stynes - Champion Australian rules footballer 405
196 Irish Canadian 402
197 Edward Mulhare - actor, Captain Daniel Gregg in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Knight Rider 401

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