Irish Quote Authors


AuthorProfessionQuotesYear
Adam Clayton Musician 7 1960 -
Aidan Quinn Actor 4 1959 -
Albert Reynolds Politician 3 1932 -
Amanda Burton Actress 4 1957 -
Andrea Corr Musician 12 1974 -
Andrew Cherry Dramatist 1 1762 - 1812
Arthur Murphy Writer 4 1727 - 1805
Barry McGuigan Athlete 1 1961 -
Bernadette Devlin Politician 8 1947 -
Bob Geldof Actor 31 1951 -
Bobby Sands Activist 5 1954 - 1981
Bono Musician 20 1960 -
Boyle Roche Politician 13  
Bram Stoker Writer 17 1847 - 1912
Brendan Behan Dramatist 23 1923 - 1964
Brendan Gleeson Actor 12 1955 -
Brian Moore Novelist 8 1921 - 1999
Caroline Corr Musician 30 1973 -
Catherine McAuley Clergyman 6  
Charles Macklin Dramatist 2  
Cillian Murphy Actor 13 1974 -
Colin Farrell Actor 7 1976 -
Conor Cruise O'Brien Politician 5 1917 - 2008
Countess of Blessington Novelist 2 1789 - 1849
Cyril Cusack Actor 17 1910 - 1993
Danny Blanchflower Athlete 1 1926 -
David Trimble Politician 7 1944 -
Dick Spring Politician 6 1950 -
Dion Boucicault Dramatist 1 1822 - 1890
Dominic Monaghan Actor 13 1976 -
Douglas Hyde Politician 5 1860 - 1949
Dylan Moran Comedian 23 1971 -
Eamon de Valera Statesman 19 1882 - 1975
Edmund Burke Statesman 78 1729 - 1797
Edna O'Brien Novelist 10 1932 -
Edward Dowden Critic 3 1843 - 1913
Elizabeth Bowen Novelist 34 1899 - 1973
Enya Musician 31 1961 -
Ernest Shackleton Explorer 9 1874 - 1922
Evanna Lynch Actress 13 1991 -
Fiona Shaw Actress 35 1958 -
Frank Carson Comedian 4 1926 -
Frank Harris Author 7 1856 - 1931
Frank McCourt Author 21 1930 -
Frank O'Connor Author 1 1903 - 1966
Gabriel Byrne Actor 17 1950 -
Garth Ennis Writer 17 1970 -
George A. Moore Novelist 8 1852 - 1933
George Berkeley Philosopher 15 1685 - 1753
George Bernard Shaw Dramatist 168 1856 - 1950
George Boole Mathematician 5 1815 - 1864
George Farquhar Dramatist 16  
George William Russell Writer 10 1867 - 1935
Gerry Adams Politician 27 1948 -
Glenn Quinn Actor 4 1970 - 2002
Graham Norton Celebrity 10 1963 -
Henry Brooke Novelist 2  
Herbert Trench Poet 1 1865 - 1923
Hugh Leonard Dramatist 20 1926 - 2009
Iris Murdoch Author 32 1919 - 1999
Isaac Butt Politician 1 1813 - 1879
Jack Lynch Statesman 4 1917 - 1999
James Galway Musician 16 1939 -
James Joyce Novelist 33 1882 - 1941
James Larkin Activist 30 1875 - 1947
James Stephens Poet 10 1882 - 1950
Jane Porter Novelist 8  
Jim Walsh Politician 17 1947 -
John Atkinson Judge 3 1844 - 1931
John Bruton Politician 28 1947 -
John Desmond Bernal Scientist 20 1901 - 1971
John Edward Redmond Politician 4 1856 - 1918
John Hume Politician 28 1937 -
John Joly Scientist 5 1857 - 1933
John McGahern Writer 25 1934 - 2006
John Millington Synge Poet 19 1871 - 1909
John Philpot Curran Public Servant 9 1750 - 1817
Jonathan Swift Writer 65 1667 - 1745
Josephine Hart Writer 2  
Joyce Cary Novelist 9 1888 - 1957
Kate O'Brien Novelist 8 1897 - 1974
Kenneth Branagh Actor 26 1960 -
Kenny Cunningham Athlete 10 1971 -
Lady Gregory Dramatist 2 1852 - 1932
Laurence Sterne Novelist 32 1713 - 1768
Liam Neeson Actor 32 1952 -
Lord Dunsany Novelist 2 1878 - 1957
Lord Kelvin Scientist 7 1824 - 1907
Malachy McCourt Actor 1 1931 -
Marguerite Gardiner Writer 13 1789 - 1849
Maria Edgeworth Novelist 11 1767 - 1849
Martin McGuinness Politician 15 1950 -
Mary McAleese Statesman 5 1951 -
Maureen O'Hara Actress 36 1920 -
Michael Collins Leader 2 1890 - 1922
Michael D. Higgins Politician 24 1941 -
Neil Jordan Director 30 1950 -
Ninette de Valois Dancer 20 1898 - 2001
Oliver Goldsmith Poet 36 1730 - 1774
Oscar Wilde Dramatist 166 1854 - 1900
Padraic Pearse Writer 1 1879 - 1916
Pat Buckley Clergyman 23  
Patrick Kavanagh Poet 3 1904 - 1967
Patrick MacGill Journalist 11  
Peter O'Toole Actor 22 1932 -
Pierce Brosnan Actor 13 1953 -
Rebecca West Author 32 1892 - 1983
Richard Brinsley Sheridan Playwright 31 1751 - 1816
Richard Chenevix Trench Clergyman 1 1807 - 1886
Robbie Keane Athlete 13 1980 -
Robert Boyle Philosopher 2 1627 - 1691
Robert Emmet Activist 4 1780 - 1803
Robert Graves Novelist 15 1895 - 1985
Robert James Graves Scientist 4  
Robert Wilson Lynd Writer 7 1879 - 1949
Roma Downey Actress 22 1960 -
Saint Patrick Saint 8  
Sam Neill Actor 7 1947 -
Samantha Mumba Musician 13 1983 -
Samuel Beckett Playwright 32 1906 - 1989
Samuel Lover Artist 6 1797 - 1868
Seamus Heaney Poet 24 1939 -
Sean O'Casey Playwright 12 1880 - 1964
Shane Leslie Diplomat 4 1885 - 1971
Sinead O'Connor Musician 18 1966 -
Spike Milligan Comedian 20 1918 - 2002
Stephen Rea Actor 20 1946 -
Thomas Francis Meagher Soldier 9 1823 - 1867
Thomas John Barnardo Celebrity 4 1845 - 1905
Thomas Moore Poet 24 1779 - 1852
Tom Paulin Poet 10 1949 -
Vivian Campbell Musician 9 1962 -
William Allingham Poet 6 1821 - 1889
William Butler Yeats Poet 58 1865 - 1939
William Hamilton Maxwell Novelist 5  
William Trevor Writer 4 1928 -

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