Clara'Ma' Copley was a boxing promoter in Belfast in the early 20th Century.
Lilian Bland was the first woman in the world to design and build her own aeroplane.
Anne Crawford Acheson used her artistic talent to help wounded soldiers in the First World War.
Annie Maunder was an astronomer who captured the longest coronial streamer (a ray like structure coming out from the sun) on record.
William McCrum invented the penalty kick.
Oliver Pollock is credited with inventing the US dollar sign.
Mary Ann McCracken was a social reformer in the 18th Century
Sir Samuel McGaughey was a sheep farmer and philanthropist who had the nickname 'the sheep king'.
Mary Mallon was also known as'Typhoid Mary' as she unknowingly carried typhoid and infected many people.
Barney Hughes was a successful baker and philanthropist who invented the'Belfast bap'
Kennedy Kane McArthur won Gold in the marathon at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics
James Martin invented the ejector seat.
John Clarke was known as 'the potato wizard'.
Dr Elizabeth Bell was one of the first female doctors in Ireland, a feminist and advocate for women’s rights.
John McAlery introduced association football to Ireland.