Famous Irish Lyricists & Songwriters

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 1 Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O'Riordan.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland
Died: January 15, 2018

 2 Bono

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: May 10, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
U2 frontman Bono he has earned more than 20 Grammys and has been named to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, along with the band. An avid philanthropist, he has also been associated with projects such as the ONE Campaign and Product Red, to aid countries such as Africa.
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 3 Sinead O’Connor

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glenageary, County Dublin, Ireland

Sinead O’Connor is an Irish singer and songwriter known for her controversial statements as much as for her work as a musician. Apart from releasing solo albums and singles, she has also collaborated with other artists and recorded songs for films. She often makes headlines for expressing views on subjects, such as women's rights, child abuse, sexuality, and organized religion.

 4 Enya

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gweedore, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

 5 Brian McFadden

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: April 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Artane, Dublin, Ireland

 6 Stephen Gately

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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: March 17, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sheriff Street Upper, Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 10, 2009

 7 Nadine Coyle

Nadine Coyle
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland, UK
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 8 Dermot Kennedy

Dermot Kennedy
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 13, 1991
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 9 Maria Doyle Kennedy

Maria Doyle Kennedy
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Clontarf, Dublin, Ireland

 10 Andrea Corr

Andrea Corr.
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: May 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dundalk

Andrea Corr is an Irish singer, musician, songwriter, actress, and author. She is part of the popular Celtic pop-rock and folk-rock group The Corrs, where she plays the ukulele, piano, and tin whistle apart from being the lead singer. Also a humanitarian, Andrea Corr takes part in several charitable activities to raise money for various causes.

 11 Shane Filan

Shane Filan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 5, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sligo, Ireland

 12 Roisin Murphy

Roisin Murphy
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arklow, Ireland

 13 Danny O Donoghue

Danny O Donoghue.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 3, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
The Script frontman Danny O Donoghue shocked his fans when revealed his struggle with the blood disorder Wilson’s disease and how he needs to pop pills daily to survive. The Irish singer is also a fan of Muay Thai, a martial art that has helped him overcome his depression.

 14 Gilbert O'Sullivan

Gilbert O'Sullivan
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland

 15 Damien Rice

Damien Rice
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Celbridge, Ireland

 16 Imelda May

Imelda May
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland Ireland

 17 Kian Egan

Kian Egan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sligo, Ireland

 18 Una Healy

Una Healy
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: County Tipperary, Ireland

 19 Daniel O'Donnell

Daniel O'Donnell
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Kincasslagh, Ireland

 20 Sharon Corr

Sharon Corr
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dundalk, Ireland

 21 Lisa Hannigan

Lisa Hannigan
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kilcloon, County Meath, Ireland

 22 John Carney

John Carney
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Famous As: Film director
Birthdate: April 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland Ireland

 23 Christy Moore

Christy Moore
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 7, 1945
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newbridge

 24 Keith Duffy

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: October 1, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland

Keith Duffy is an Irish singer-songwriter, drummer, television and radio presenter, and actor. He is best known for his association with the now-defunct Irish boy band, Boyzone. Apart from being a celebrity, Keith Duffy has also been an awareness campaigner for autism. He also organizes fundraising events to benefit a charity organization called Irish Autism Action.

 25 Janet Devlin

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gortin, Northern Ireland

 26 Chloe Agnew

Chloe Agnew
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Knocklyon, County Dublin, Ireland

 27 Noel Hogan

Noel Hogan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moyross, Limerick, Ireland

 28 Denise Chaila

Denise Chaila
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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Chikankata, Zambia

 29 Ryan O'Shaughnessy

Ryan O'Shaughnessy
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 27, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Skerries, Ireland

 30 Moya Brennan

Moya Brennan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 31 Edele Lynch

Edele Lynch
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 32 Rea Garvey

Rea Garvey
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland

 33 Dave King

Dave King
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland

 34 Gavin James

Gavin James
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 5, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 35 Michael Graham

Michael Graham
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Raheny, Dublin, Ireland

 36 Éabha McMahon

Éabha McMahon
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 37 Howard Leese

Howard Leese
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: June 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States

 38 Méav Ní Mhaolchatha

Méav Ní Mhaolchatha
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Donnybrook, Ireland

 39 Keavy Lynch

Keavy Lynch
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: December 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 40 Niall Breslin

Niall Breslin
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: October 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Artane, Dublin, Ireland

 41 Órla Fallon

Órla Fallon
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Knockananna, Ireland

 42 Bernie Tormé

Bernie Tormé
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Famous As: Guitarist
Birthdate: March 18, 1952
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Died: March 17, 2019

 43 Lisa Lambe

Lisa Lambe
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 44 Robin McAuley

Robin McAuley
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 20, 1953
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: County Meath, Ireland

 45 Justin Sane

Justin Sane
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 21, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

 46 Gavin Friday

Gavin Friday
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 47 Damien Dempsey

Damien Dempsey
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: July 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Donaghmede, Dublin, Ireland

 48 Lynn Hilary

Lynn Hilary
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 49 Laura Izibor

Laura Izibor
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Famous As: Singer–songwriter
Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 50 Dominic Behan

Dominic Behan
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: October 22, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: August 3, 1989