The most famous Irish women of all time have achieved great things and have had a significant influence across the world. There’s too many to mention but here’s a few from the political, sporting and musical world that I respect as a female.
Countess Constance Markievicz is famous for being the first-ever female MP elected to the House of Commons. An Irish Republican revolutionary, suffragist, and socialist, Constance is remembered as a woman who gave up her wealth to live amongst and help the poor.
Mary Robinson is most famous for being the seventh President of Ireland and the first woman ever to hold the office in the history of the country. During her time in the presidential office, she was credited with helping to transform Ireland into a more modern country. Mary McAleese succeeded Mary Robinson to become the eighth President of Ireland, she is a talented academic and author who is known for being an outspoken and compassionate figure.
One of the most well-known female boxers in the world, Katie Taylor is the undisputed lightweight world champion. She has achieved massive success since turning professional and has helped push the sport of female boxing further into the mainstream leading the way for other boxers like Kellie Harrington who won gold in the lightweight division at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
Sonia O’Sullivan is a former athletics world champion who represented Ireland successfully to win a silver Olympic medal, a gold medal at the 1995 World Championships, and set longstanding world records throughout her career. You can see a sculpture of Sonia in her hometown of Cobh.
So many amazing artists…
Enya is a worldwide singing sensation who has won seven World Music Awards and four Grammys.
Sinead O Connor has had a few interesting chapters in her life some controversial. However, there is no denying that she is a very talented singer-songwriter.
Imelda May, contemporary singer songwriter from Dublin, Imelda is super talented and keeps it real.
Mary Black is a household name in folk music.
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