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County by County, here are the most famous people in Ireland

For a small county, it has to be said, we’ve really outdone ourselves when it comes to well-known/famous people.

From literary giants such as Yeats and Oscar Wilde to musical icons like Bono, Enya, and One Direction's Niall Horan.

But where are all of these people from?

We’ve put together a list of who we think ranks as the 'most famous' or 'well-known' person from each county in Ireland - north, south, east, and west.

Antrim

Liam Neeson

Armagh

Ian Paisley

Carlow

Saoirse Ronan

Cavan

Brian O’Byrne

Clare

Sharon Shannon

Cork

Graham Norton

Derry

Martin McGuinness

Donegal

Enya

Down

Bear Grylls

Dublin

Bono

Fermanagh

Oscar Wilde

Galway

Dolores Keane

Kerry

Michael Fassbender

Kildare

Christy Moore

Kilkenny

D.J Carey

Laois

Robert Sheehan

Leitrim

Katherine Lynch

Limerick

Dolores O’Riordan

Longford

Kitty Keirnan

Louth

The Corrs

Mayo

Rory O’Neil - Panti Bliss

Meath

Pierce Brosnan

Monaghan

Ardal O’Hanlon

Offaly

Shane Lowry

Roscommon

Chris O’Dowd

Sligo

Yeats

Tipperary

Shane McGown

Tyrone

Darren Clarke

Waterford

Keith Barry

Westmeath

Niall Horan

Wexford

Chris DeBurgh

Wicklow

Dara O’Briain

Although Dara doesn't seem to think so.