Over the years, Templeogue has been the home and birthplace to many persons of interests. Most notably within the Irish political atmosphere. Some notable residents of Templeogue include;
Liam Cosgrove –
An active political figure within the Irish Scene. Liam served as Taoiseach during the period 1973 to 1977. Furthermore, he was the leader of the Fine Gael party from 1965 to 1977 and minister for external affairs from 1954 to 1957.
Austin Clarke –
In addition to being a famous novelist, poet, playwright and author, Clark was also an English lecturer. During his life, Clarke lived in the Bridge House beside Templegoue bridge, over the river Dodder. After his death, there was a proposal to preserve his home and collection of over 6500 books however this was not possible as there were plans to destroy the house and widen the road. As a result, a new bridge developed in Templegoue was named after Austin Clarke as a tribute and is still there till this day.
Larry Gogan –
Most famously known for his “Just a minute quiz” hosted on his radio show. Gogan is a famous Irish broadcaster currently working for RTÉ. In addition, Gogan is the disc jockey for RTÉ 2FM during which he plays old favourites and classic songs. His segment on the show is The Golden Hour. He has won many awards for broadcasting over the years and is renowned as one of Irelands best radio DJ’s.
Ursula Halligan –
For those of you who may be unaware, Ursula Halligan is the editor for one of Irelands most notable TV stations, TV3. Most notably, she is known for her showdown with previous Taoiseach Enda Kenny about his views on same-sex marriage outside the national library. In an all Irish manner, the incident became known as, “flower gate” because Enda Kenny bumped into a flower pot after being confronted by her. Typically Irish.