Ireland is an extremely small country; the entire isle only accounts for 32,595 square feet of land! Despite being such a tiny country, Ireland has produced a jaw-dropping amount of writers, artists and musicians. In fact, the country has become respected all over the world for the amount of raw talent that it produces in the field of the arts.
Irish born people have made their mark on literary fiction, poetry, music and—more recently— film. For centuries Irish writers have captivated audiences with their stories and the Irish people in general have become known for being friendly and talkative. Although this sounds like a stereotype, it is one that is laced with truth and anyone who has ever been to Ireland can attest that!
Although the Irish have been telling stories and singing songs and playing instruments for hundreds of years, in the past two centuries there have been some talented Irishmen and Irishwomen who have actually managed to gain worldwide recognition for their abilities. Below is a list of five famous people who were born in Ireland.