Robert David "Robbie" Keane (born 8 July 1980) is an Irish footballer, who plays as a striker and is captain of both Los Angeles Galaxy and theRepublic of Ireland national football team. Keane has scored 62 goals for the Republic of Ireland between 25 March 1998 and 15 November 2013, making him the all-time record Irish goalscorer.
John is a renowned journalist and broadcaster who presents The John Murray Show on RTE Radio 1 every weekday morning from 9 – 11 am. Previous to this Murray was one of the presenters of Morning Ireland, the countries most popular radio show, before going on to host his own weekly programme,The Business. His first job was as a junior reporter with The Tallaght Echo.
Originally from Killinarden, has represented the Irish football team 80 times.A highly rated centre half he has also enjoyed successful spells with Everton, Manchester City, where he became the first player to win the clubs Player Of The Year Award four times, Aston Villa and currently QPR. As well as captaining his country on numerous occasions he was part of the 2002 World Cup squad and played a vital part in getting Ireland to the European Championships in 2012.
From Kingswood is a popular TV presenter and fashion stylist. He became the first openly gay presenter in Ireland when he presented RTE programme Wanderlust in 2000, a show that he also helped develop.
Patrick "Pajo" Hyland
From Jobstown is a former champion boxer who won the WBF Featherweight World Title in 2011. He also holds the record for most consecutive victories (27) by an Irish boxer.
Richard Baneham (born 1974) is an Irish animator and visual effects supervisor, who has worked on such films as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Chronicles of Narnia, and Avatar. Amongst other awards, Baneham has received a BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects and an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.
Alan Joseph Joyce (June 1966) is an Irish-born Australian businessman born and raised in Tallaght. He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Australian airline Qantas Airways.
June Rodgers is one of Ireland’s top comic performers and has regularly appeared on TV, in films and a full range of stage productions from musical theatre to pantomime.
Stephen Kenny (October 1971) is the current manager of Dundalk in the League of Ireland and former manager of Bohemians, Longford Town,Derry City, Dunfermline Athletic and Shamrock Rovers.
David "Dotsy" OCallaghan
David O'Callaghan is an Irish hurler and former Gaelic footballer who played for Dublin. Dotsy currently plays both Gaelic football and hurling for his home club St Marks, and is one of the few players to win Leinster titles in both hurling and football for Dublin.
Keith Declan Fahey (January 1983) is a Republic of Ireland international footballer who plays for League of Ireland side, St Patrick's Athletic. Fahey started his professional career as a trainee with Arsenal. He played for Aston Villa, Bluebell United, St Patrick's Athletic and Drogheda United before his transfer to Birmingham City.
Robert Byrne (April 1987), better known by his stage name Nucentz, also known as Nu-Centz or Nuie, is an Irish rapper. In May 2011, Nucentz won Ireland's First Rap Superstar Competition to collaborate with world-wide hip-hop star Lupe Fiasco.
Ciarán Bourke (18 February 1935 - 10 May 1988) was an Irish musician and one of the original founding members of the Irish folk band The Dubliners.
Mark O Rowe
He is from Springfield in Tallaght. He wrote the films Intermission, Perrier's Bounty and Boy A. His plays have been performed all over the world.
William Howard Russell
William Howard Russell (1821-1907) was a famous journalist who was born in Lilyvale in Jobstown. He worked for the London Times and was the worlds first war correspondent. His greatest achievement, and maybe the most remarkable achievement by any war correspondent ever, was his reporting of British blundering in the Crimean War in 1854 and 1855. In long "letters" to his editors he described the terrible suffering of the poorly clothed and poorly fed British troops, dying by the thousands with almost no medical attention. The letters were a sensation. No one had ever seen reporting like this before, it was so powerful it played a role in the fall of the government of the time. He was later knighted for his work.
Katherine Tynan (1861-1931) was a prolific writer who lived in Whitehall, Kingswood. Known mainly for her novels and poetry, she went on to play a major part in Dublin literary circles, until she married and moved to England where she joined other London based Irish writers to help form the Irish Literary Movement.
Her Collected Poems appeared in 1930 and she also wrote five autobiographical volumes. “The Dancers”, by Antoinette Fleming, is a bronze statue situated in the small pocket park at the junction of Greenhills Road and Main Street in Tallaght. The two bronze figures, linking arms in a dance swing, stand on a circular base. It was installed in 1988 and is part of the Katherine Tynan Memorial Plot under the Village Improvement Scheme. The park was officially opened by President Mary Robinson.
Malachi Horan (1847 -1945). The book “Malachi Horan Remembers,” first published in 1945, was written from many conversations a local GP Dr George A Little had with Malachi, a farmer who had spent a long life living on Killinarden Hill, “about halfway from The Jobstown Inn and a great stretch of moorland that is a world of its own.” Malachi was still living in the same thatched cottage when Little interviewed him at the age of 98. He never married and died the same year the book was published. The book has been reprinted three times and gives a fascinating account of what life was like in Tallaght in the 18th century.