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Ian Callaghan and other well known O’Callaghans

Ian Callaghan was a professional soccer player from Liverpool, England who played in the 1960s-70s. He spent most of his career at Liverpool and still holds the record number of appearances for the club.

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He won five league titles and two European Cups and several other trophies with Liverpool as his career coincided with the club’s most successful ever era. He was also part of the England national squad that won the World Cup in 1966.

Other Sporting O’Callaghans

Donncha O'Callaghan. Photo copyright Shayno CC3
Donncha O’Callaghan
Donncha O’Callaghan is a rugby union player from Cork. He has played over 90 matches for Ireland and has also represented the British and Irish Lions. In 2009, he was part of a historic Irish team that not only won the Six Nations but did so by completing the Grand Slam for the first time in 61 years.

David O’Callaghan is an Irish hurler and Gaelic footballer. He plays for Dublin and has won three Leinster titles and one NHL title. Another hurler was Bill O’Callaghan who won the Cork title, Munster title and the All Ireland title.

Leanne Callaghan is a mountain climber and ski mountaineer from the UK. She was the first female leader of ‘Neanderthal’, which is a Scottish grad VII,7 on Lost Valley, Buttress, Glen Coe.

Creative O’Callaghans

Steve Callaghan is an American writer and voice actor. He is best known for his work on the hugely successful cartoon series Family Guy. Callaghan started out as a staff writer and went on to become producer then executive producer for the show. He has also worked on American Dad, Yes Dear and 3 South.

John O’Callaghan is an Irish trance DJ and producer. He has released several albums and has won awards for best producer and Best DJ at the Irish Dance Music Awards. He was the first Irishman to play Trance Energy, which is a huge Dutch Trance festival.

James Callaghan
James Callaghan

Sheila Callaghan is a playwright from Queens, New York. She has written several plays. Her work has been described as provocative, unpredictable, dark, funny, reassuring and disturbing.

Political Callaghans

James Callaghan was Prime Minister of the UK for three years between 1976 and 1979. He is the only ever politician to hold the big four offices of British politics during his career. He was Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary before becoming Prime Minister. He lost the 1979 election to one of the UK’s most famous Prime Ministers, Margaret Thatcher.

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Christopher Callaghan had a 30 year career in politics and missed out on the position of New York State Comtroller after losing an election in 2006. After losing the election he said: “I cannot help but regard the decision of New York voters as odd.”

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