IN PICTURES: These 14 women are amongst Northern Ireland's greatest ever

In honour if International Women's Day we have compiled this list to celebrate some of Northern Ireland's most talented, respected and accomplished women.

Friday, 8th March 2019, 12:14 pm
Updated Friday, 8th March 2019, 1:20 pm
March 8, 2019 is International Women's Day.

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Game of Thrones star, Michelle Fairley is from Coleraine. Fairley shot to stardom when she played the role of fearsome matriarch, Katelyn Stark, in hit H.B.O. television series Game of Thrones.
Nadine is from Londonderry and is a former member of world famous girl-band Girls Aloud.

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Christine, whose maiden name is Bleakley, is from Newtownards and is married to retired Chelsea and England footballer, Frank Lampard.
Another talented woman from Londonderry, Bronagh is perhaps best known for her appearances in the films The Commitments and Pulp Fiction.
Gloria is perhaps one of Northern Ireland's most revered women. Gloria was born in Portadown in 1940. She now appears as a regular guest on panel television programme 'Loose Women'.
Paula was born in Belfast in 1970 and is best known for her role in blockbuster movie franchise The Hunger Games. Paula also appeared in the award winning television series Sons of Anarchy.
Philomena was born and reared in Pomeroy, Co. Tyrone in 1942. She is one of Ireland's most loved country singers and Daniel O'Donnell is one of her biggest fans.
Lisa was born in Londonderry and shot to fame last year when her television series Derry Girls became an instant hit with Channel 4 audiences. Lisa also wrote Being Human.
Dame Susan is from Lurgan and is one of the world's greatest astrophysicists. In 2018 when she was awarded the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics she donated the entire 2.3m to help more women access physics.
Roma is from Londonderry and most people will know her for her lead role in the smash hit television series Touched by an Angel.
Marie Jones was born and reared in Belfast in 1951. Many of Marie's plays, including Stones In His Pockets, have been performed on Broadway.
Medbh was born in Belfast in 1950. Medbh has written more than a dozen collections of poetry and in 2002 she was awarded Forward Poetry Prize for her poem She is in the Past, She Has This Grace.
Amanda is the second woman on our list to hail from Londonderry. Burton is best known for her appearances in Brookside, Silent Witness and The Commander.
Mary is originally from England but moved to Northern Ireland with her family when she was 11 years-old. Mary become a household name overnight when she took gold in the pentathlon at the Olympic Games in Munich, 1972.