Famous Callan People

The Parish of Callan is the home of some famous personalities among whom are:

Edmund Rice James Hoban Robert Fulton
O'Sullivan John Locke Candler
Callan Curates Natives Associates

Edmund Ignatius Rice 1762-1844 - Founder of the Irish Christian Brothers

James Hoban 1762-1831 - Whitehouse Architect

Robert Fulton1765-1815 - Inventor of Steam Boat

Humphrey O'Sullivan1780-1838 - Hedge school-master and diarist.

John Locke 1847-1889 - Poet, novelist and journalist.

Callan Curates - Founders of Callan Tenent Protection Society

William Chandler 18th C. - Founder of Coco Cola Company