Famous Living Laois People

Famous Living Laois People

Had 2 more interns due to school strike ;) and they came up with this list of famous living Laois people. Please add to list by commenting below. Thanks.
Eoghan Masterson – Profesional rugby player (Connacht). Born in Portlaoise.
Brian Rigney – Professional rugby player (Ireland and Leinster). Born in Portlaoise.
Stephen Hunt – Professional soccer player (Brentford, Crystal Palace, Reading, Hull City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Coventry City and Ireland). Born in Portarlington.
Evelyn Cusack – Deputy Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann, Secretary of the Irish Meteorological Society, and a well known RTÉ weather presenter. Born in Clonaslee.
Claire Byrne – Journalist, presenter and newsreader with RTE. Born in Mountrath.
Darina Allen – Chef, food writer and TV personality. Born in Cullohill.

Darina Allen pictured here at Ballymaloe's 50th Anniversary Photo credit

Darina Allen pictured here at Ballymaloe’s 50th Anniversary Photo credit

Bernard O’Shea – Comedian. Born in Durrow
Brian Stanley – Politician with Sinn Fein. Born in Borris-In-Ossory.
Robert Sheehan – Actor starring in TV shows ‘Misfits’ and ‘Love/Hate’. Born in Portlaoise.
Charlie Flanagan – Politician with Fine Gael. Born in Mountmellick.
Justin Treacy – Sports presenter with RTE. Born in Emo.

For a list of deceased famous Laois People please click here.