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Roscommon People of Note



Roscommon has produced its fair share of famous and noteworthy people. Follow the links to find out more about them.

Dermot Earley - GAA All Star and Lieutenant-General of the Irish Army.

Luke 'Ming' Flanagan - Independent TD and outspoken social campaigner.

Percy French - One of the most popular songwriters and entertainers in Ireland during his lifetime.

Dr Douglas Hyde - The first President of the Republic of Ireland and founder of the Gaelic League.

John McGahern - Award-winning novelist, author of 'Amongst Women'.

Chris O'Dowd - Established actor in Britain and Ireland for his role in the IT Crowd and a rising star in Hollywood after his performance in 'Bridesmaids'.

Maureen O'Sullivan - Known as 'Ireland's first film star', O'Sullivan played Jane in the 'Tarzan' series of the 1930s and was the mother of Mia Farrow.

Sir William Wilde - Renowned ear and eye surgeon, writer and father of Oscar Wilde.



Note: this is not an exhaustive list, if you have any suggestions to add then you can email

If you are trying to find your Roscommon roots you could try using the genealogy guide.