These are the Irish men and women who excelled where many would not venture. Their achievements were remarkable feats and created volumes of business opportunities for thousands of people.

They are also Irish people who took risks, succeeded beyond their wildest dreams and left enormous legacies for generations of Irish people, current and future.

Our Irish entrepreneurs of times past and current are an immense sector of our Irish Heritage. We preserve and promote our Irish entrepreneurs/inventors at our Irish Heritage website

Thursday, 09 January 2020 18:31

Dick Lehane, Cork

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Irish Business Hall of Fame @  Dick (Richard) Lehane; former senior business executive @ EMC   From North Monastery Cork to Senior Vice President of EMC Corporation for Worldwide Manufacturing In the world of industry and commerce, a Corkman with a high profile and held in great esteem by…
Monday, 30 December 2019 22:26

Built a Grocery Empire & Left Ireland

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    Pat Quinn of Quinnsworth Fame:  Leitrim’s Famous 20th Century Entrepreneur He was one of those people that stood out in a crowd or in a small gathering and his arrival on the Irish business landscape revolutionalised the grocery trade. He founded an empire known as Quinnsworth at a…
Incorporation of Mr. Gerry Murphy, "The Accidental Entrepreneur" of Churchtown, Co. Cork, Ireland, to Irish Business Hall Of Fame Online Gallery @   From Churchtown, Co. Cork, Ireland, Entrepreneur Gerry Murphy, Had No Shortage Of Fuel To Challenge Adversity In The Irish Petroleum Market.........................   Brave and Ambitious: I do remember…
Captain Roberts And The Sirius Historic Links To Passage West, Co. Cork Passage West, Co. Cork, Ireland, is an old Irish town with a great maritime heritage amongst its forebears and the majority of the riverside lower lands run alongside the River Lee stretching from Rochestown to downstream Monkstown. The…
Saturday, 03 May 2014 22:45

Sir Francis Beaufort

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one Of Ireland's Greatest Ever Inventors Sir Francis Beaufort Of Navan, Co. Meath   Francis Beaufort was born into a family with a great interest in plotting maps which was his fathers masterpiece with the drawing board. His Irish credentials are largely his native place of birth and as a…
Tuesday, 31 December 2013 16:31

Sir Hugh Lane: Famous Cork Art Dealer

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Famous Son Of Ireland:  Art Collector Category:   Sir Hugh Lane - Famous Art Dealer Drowned On Lusitania Sinking In 1915 when the Lusitania liner was torpedoed off the Old Head of Kinsale, Co. Cork, by a German submarine, the Irish nation lost a major collection of irreplaceable art of major…
Sunday, 29 December 2013 20:56

Tom Crean - Famous Kerry Explorer

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Tom Crean - Internationally Renowned Artic Explorer Tom Crean from the shorelines of west Co. Kerry, lived his young life close to the raging Atlantic Ocean and in his boyhood envisaged riding over the deep seas of the world.   The family lived at Anascaul, near Dingle, and life for…
Monday, 02 December 2013 21:10

Nellie Cashman - Famous Cork Explorer

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Nellie Cashman - Famous & Brave Cobh Woman & Famous Explorer A famous and brave daughter of Ireland, Nellie Cashman threaded paths on foreign lands where men of mighty strength and physique would not dare to contemplate. She broke no rules but she did break tradition by her noble and…
Wednesday, 13 March 2013 17:21

Arthur Guinness: Famous Kildare Entrepreneur

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Famous Son Of Ireland: Entrepreneur & Founder Category:   Arthur Guinness:  Famous Irish Entrepreneur & Founder Of Guinness Brewery Guinness Stout is world renowned and Arthur Guinness, the original founder, is a famous Son of The Emerald Isle. He was born in Leixlip, Co. Kildare in 1725 and his rise to fame…