Irish music stars died at age 47

Here are 6 famous musicians from Republic of Ireland died at 47:

Donogh O'Malley

Donogh O'Malley (January 1, 1921 Limerick-March 10, 1968 Limerick) was an Irish politician. He had one child, Daragh O'Malley.

Donogh O'Malley served as a Teachta Dála (member of parliament) for the Limerick East constituency from 1954 to 1968. He was known for his work in education as Minister for Education, introducing free education for all children in Ireland up to secondary level. This policy was known as the "Donogh O'Malley Scheme" and was hugely popular, significantly increasing access to education for Irish children. O'Malley also served as Minister for Health and Social Welfare and was known for his work in improving healthcare and social welfare services in Ireland. He died suddenly of a heart attack in 1968, at the age of 47.

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Sam Maguire

Sam Maguire (April 5, 1879 County Cork-February 6, 1927) was an Irish personality.

Maguire was a prominent Irish republican, who played a key role in the Irish War of Independence. He served as a Captain in the Irish Republican Army, and was instrumental in the formation and training of several flying columns in the Cork region. He was eventually captured by the British forces and imprisoned in Brixton Prison, where his health deteriorated rapidly due to the harsh conditions.

After his release from prison, Maguire became involved in politics, and was elected as a member of the First Dáil Éireann in 1919. He also served as a member of the second Dáil in 1921. He was later appointed as director of propaganda for the anti-Treaty forces during the Irish Civil War.

Maguire is perhaps best known for the trophy that bears his name - the Sam Maguire Cup - which is awarded to the winners of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, the premier competition in Gaelic football. The trophy was first presented in 1928, a year after Maguire's death, and has since become one of the most prestigious awards in Irish sport.

He died as a result of tuberculosis.

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George Edward Dobson

George Edward Dobson (September 4, 1848 Longford-November 26, 1895) was an Irish personality.

He was a noted journalist, author, and historian who wrote extensively on the history and culture of Ireland. Dobson was born in Longford, Ireland, and was educated at Trinity College Dublin, where he studied classics and history.

After completing his education, Dobson began his career as a journalist, working for several Irish newspapers, including the Freeman's Journal and the Irish Times. He quickly gained a reputation as a skilled writer, and his articles and essays were widely read across Ireland.

Dobson's interests also extended beyond journalism, and he was an active participant in the cultural life of Ireland. He was a member of the Royal Irish Academy and the Dublin Historical Society and was involved in various literary circles. He also wrote several books on Irish history, including "A History of the Celtic Church" and "The History of the English in Ireland."

Despite his many accomplishments, Dobson's life was tragically cut short when he died at the age of 47. However, his legacy lives on, and his writings continue to inspire and educate people about the rich history and culture of Ireland.

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Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher (March 2, 1948 Ballyshannon-June 14, 1995 London) also known as GALLAGHER Rory, Liam Rory Gallagher, Gallagher, Rory or Taste was an Irish guitarist, musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, bandleader, film score composer and multi-instrumentalist.

His albums include Deuce, The Story So Far, Photo-Finish, Top Priority, Edged in Blue, A Blue Day for the Blues, Etched in Blue, Forever, Big Guns the Very Best Of and Take It Easy Baby. Genres he performed include Classic rock, Blues, Blues rock, Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Electric blues, Hard rock, Folk music, Jazz, Skiffle and Rock and roll.

He died in cirrhosis.

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Mick O'Brien

Mick O'Brien (August 10, 1893 Kilcock-September 21, 1940 Uxbridge) was an Irish personality.

He was a renowned racehorse trainer who had many successes throughout his career. O'Brien began his career in the racing industry at a young age, working as a stable boy before later becoming a jockey. He rode many winners during his time as a jockey before eventually retiring from racing and turning his attention to training horses.

O'Brien became one of Ireland's most successful trainers, training some of the country's best racehorses including Hatton's Grace, the winner of three consecutive Champion Hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival. He also trained the legendary horse Arkle, who went on to become one of the greatest racehorses in history, winning three Cheltenham Gold Cups and numerous other races.

Despite his success as a trainer, O'Brien was known to be a heavy drinker, which ultimately led to his death at the age of 47. However, his legacy in the racing world lives on, and he is still remembered as one of Ireland's most successful and influential trainers.

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William Cosgrove

William Cosgrove (October 1, 1888 Aghada-July 14, 1936 Millbank) was an Irish soldier.

He served in the British Army during World War I and was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery. Cosgrove was also a member of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) and participated in the Easter Rising of 1916. He was arrested for his involvement in the uprising and imprisoned in Frongoch Internment Camp in Wales until his release in 1917. After the Irish War of Independence, he joined the Free State Army and was appointed Commandant of the 2nd Southern Division. Cosgrove was tragically killed in a plane crash while on a mission to collect funds for the Army Benevolent Fund.

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