2 Niall Horan(Irish Singer-Songwriter - A Member of the English-Irish Boy Band 'One Direction')
3 Hozier(Irish Singer-Songwriter)
4 Richard Harris(One of Ireland's Greatest Film Actors)
A multitalented personality, Richard Harris was an Irish actor, singer, director and writer. He began as a stage actor and later moved to films. His famous films include This Sporting Life, Camelot, A Man Called Horse, Gladiator and the first two Harry Potter films. He released numerous musical albums, published a poetry book and ventured into film direction with Bloomfield.
5 Bob Geldof(Lead Singer of The Irish Rock Band 'The Boomtown Rats')
6 Shane MacGowan(Lead Singer and Songwriter of Celtic Punk Band 'The Pogues')
Shane MacGowan is an Irish-English recording artist and vocalist. He is credited with co-founding popular bands, such as The Pogues and Shane MacGowan and the Popes. He is also known for his collaboration with artists like Sinéad O'Connor, Kirsty MacColl, and Nick Cave. In 2018, he was honored with the Ivor Novello Inspiration Award for creating inspiring music.
7 Brian McFadden(Original Member of the Boy Band 'Westlife' From 1998-2004)
Once the face of Irish boy band Westlife, Brian McFadden later went solo. Starting his career with live pop-RnB gigs in Dublin clubs, he later mastered soft rock, too. He was a judge on Australia's Got Talent and also participated in shows such as Dancing on Ice and The Jump.
8 Phil Lynott(Lead Vocalist of the Irish Hard Rock Band 'Thin Lizzy')
9 The Edge(Lead Guitarist and Keyboardist of the Rock Band 'U2')
David Howell Evans, better known as The Edge, is a musician and songwriter. He first gained fame as the keyboardist, lead guitarist, and backing vocalist of the rock band U2. He is known for his signature style of guitar playing. Besides music, he is an advocate for human rights and is involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors.
10 Stephen Gately(Irish Singer-Songwriter & Co-Lead Singer of the Pop Group 'Boyzone')
Irish singer Stephen Gately, who soared to fame in the 1990s with the globally popular band Boyzone, was born to working-class parents in Dublin. He later revealed he was gay, when a friend black-mailed he would reveal Gately’s sexuality. He died of a heart condition at age 33.
11 Shane Filan(Pop Singer Best Known as a Member of the Boy Band 'Westlife')
Once a global sensation as part of the globally successful Irish boy band Westlife, Shane Filan later launched a solo career with tracks such as Everything to Me. He has also scripted history as one of the Irish singers with the most number-one hits on the UK Singles chart.
12 John Grimes(Singer)
13 Danny O Donoghue(Singer)
14 Markus Feehily(Singer)
15 Chris de Burgh(Singer-songwriter)
16 Nicky Byrne(Singer-songwriter)
Once part of the popular Irish boy band Westlife, Nicky Byrne was initially a professional football player who was part of the Republic of Ireland junior team and the FA Youth Cup-winning team of Leeds United. He later also participated in shows such as Strictly Come Dancing.
17 Kian Egan(Singer)
18 Feargal Sharkey(Singer)
Feargal Sharkey is a Northern Irish singer best known for his association with the popular rock band The Undertones where he was the lead vocalist. Also known for his contribution to the UK's commercial music industry, Sharkey was appointed OBE for services to music during the 2019 Birthday Honours. A fly fisherman, Sharkey also campaigns against the pollution of rivers.
19 Daniel O'Donnell(Singer)
20 Damien Rice(Singer)
21 Luke Kelly(Singer)
22 Colm Wilkinson(Tenor and Actor Best Known for His Lead Role as ‘Jean Valjean’ in ‘Les Misérables')
23 Christy Moore(Singer)
24 Johnny Logan(Singer)
25 Danny La Rue(Singer)
26 Danny Hutton(Singer)
27 Keith Duffy(Pop Rock Singer, Drummer and Actor Best Known as the Former Member of the Irish Boy Band 'Boyzone’)
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.
28 Eden(Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)
29 Val Doonican(Singer)
30 Andrew Strong(Singer)
31 Gary Lightbody(Singer)
32 Ashton Irwin(Drummer, Singer)
Ashton Irwin is an Australian musician and singer-songwriter best known for his association with the famous pop-rock band, 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS). In 2020, he was adjudged the third-Best Rock Drummers In The World Right Now by the popular music website, MusicRadar. Over the years, Ashton Irwin has been vocal about his struggles with substance abuse and alcoholism.
33 Ronnie Drew(Singer)
34 Joe Dolan(Entertainer)
35 Brendan Grace(Comedian)
Legendary Irish comedian Brendan Grace had popularized his character, Bottler. He was also known for the sitcom Father Ted. Initially a musician, he started his own band at 18 and later also created chartbusters such as The Combine Harvester. He lost his battle with lung cancer at 68.
36 Ryan O'Shaughnessy(Singer-songwriter)
37 Dave King(Singer)
38 Rea Garvey(Singer)
39 Ronan Tynan(Tenor singer and former Paralympic athlete)
40 Michael Graham(Actor)
41 Howard Leese(Guitarist)
42 Rejjie Snow(Rapper and songwriter)
43 Michael Patrick Kelly(Singer)
44 Niall Breslin(Musician)
Apart from being a talented musician, associated with the pop band The Blizzards, Niall Breslin has also been a rugby player, a Gaelic footballer, and an award-winning author. He is one of Ireland’s best-known mental health advocates, too, with his own mental-health podcasts, and owns the charity A Lust For Life.