His father played football for Shamrock Rovers FC and ran a health food shop. Farrell has an older brother, Eamon, Jr. Claudine works as his personal assistant. Brigid's National School , followed by secondary school at Castleknock College , an exclusive all boys private school and then Gormanston College in County Meath. He unsuccessfully auditioned for the Irish musical group Boyzone around this time.
May 31, Birthplace: Castleknock, Dublin, Ireland Colin James Farrell born May 31, is an Irish actor known for appearing in a series of high-profile Hollywood films, as well as for his controversial off-screen lifestyle. His father was a football soccer player who played and managed Shamrock Rovers FC, one of Ireland's famous clubs. Farrell has three siblings, including two sisters, Claudine and Catherine, and a brother, Eamon Jr. Farrell was educated at St. In the late s and early s, he was a promising young football player for Dublin team, Castleknock Celtic, as a goalkeeper.