Famous Irish Singers

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 1 Bono

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.

 2 Niall Horan

Niall Horan
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: September 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mullingar, Ireland
Niall Horan performed as part of the boyband One Direction, formed on The X Factor, till it went on a hiatus. He then launched his solo career with the album Flicker and hits such as This Town. He has marched for the BLM movement and has supported UNICEF's Soccer Aid.

 3 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
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 4 Richard Harris

Richard Harris
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 1, 1930
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limerick, Ireland
Died: October 25, 2002

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.

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 5 Sinead O’Connor

Sinead O’Connor
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: December 8, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Glenageary, 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.

 6 Hozier

Hozier
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bray, Ireland
Irish blues/rock singer Hozier is best known for his track Take Me to Church, which became a Billboard Hot 100-charter and rocked the charts of several other countries apart from Ireland, such as Belgium and Canada. His songs exhibit religious imagery. He was previously part of the choral group Anúna.
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 7 Enya

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

Bob Geldof
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 5, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
Irish singer Bob Geldof gained fame as part of the rock band Boomtown Rats, which delivered hits such as Rat Trap. He formed the charity supergroup Band Aid and organized concerts to eradicate poverty in Africa. He also appeared as Pink in the movie Pink Floyd – The Wall.
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 9 Shane MacGowan

Shane MacGowan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 25, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pembury, Kent, England

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. 

 10 Jessie Buckley

Jessie Buckley
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 28, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Killarney, Ireland

One of the most popular actresses from Ireland, Jessie Buckley was ranked 38th on Ireland's greatest film actors list published by The Irish Times in 2020. Also known for her singing abilities, Jessie Buckley is a member of the Tipperary Millennium Orchestra. She can also play the piano, clarinet, and harp.

 11 Allie Sherlock

Allie Sherlock
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 7, 2005
Sun Sign: Aries

Irish singer, songwriter, and guitarist Allie Sherlock came into the limelight in 2017 after a YouTube cover of hers went viral. Even though she had been uploading her music on YouTube since 2014, it was only in 2017 that she gained widespread attention. Since then, she has appeared in a few TV shows as well.

 12 Brian McFadden

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

 13 The Edge

The Edge
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 8, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Barking, London, England

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. 

 14 Phil Lynott

Phil Lynott
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England
Died: January 4, 1986
Phil Lynott was the frontman of the rock band Thin Lizzy, which delivered hits such as Whiskey in the Jar and Jailbreak. After the group disbanded, Phil had a successful solo career, published two poetry books, and led the band Grand Slam. He struggled with heroin addiction throughout his life.

 15 Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher
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Famous As: Multi-instrumentalist
Birthdate: March 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ballyshannon, Ireland
Died: June 14, 1995

 16 Nadine Coyle

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

Part of the award-winning girl band Girls Aloud, Irish singer-actor Nadine Coyle began her career with the show Popstars and later launched a solo career, with songs such as Go To Work. She has also been a model and has launched an Irish pub, which was later run by her family.

 17 Siobhan Fahey

Siobhan Fahey
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Irish singer and musician Siobhan Fahey is best known as a founding member of the British/Irish girl group Bananarama. As part of the group, she delivered several top 10 hits. Later, she formed the musical act, Shakespears Sister, which went on to win an Ivor Novello Award. In her 60s now, she continues to be active in the music scene.

 18 Maria Doyle Kennedy

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

 19 Andrea Corr

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

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.

 20 John Grimes

John Grimes
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 16, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 21 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.

 22 Shane Filan

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

 23 Stephen Gately

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

 24 Roisin Murphy

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

 25 Markus Feehily

Markus Feehily
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 28, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sligo, Ireland

 26 Nicky Byrne

Nicky Byrne
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 9, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 27 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

 28 Damien Rice

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

 29 Una Healy

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

 30 Daniel O'Donnell

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

 31 Kian Egan

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

 32 Sharon Corr

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

 33 Lisa Hannigan

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

 34 Camille O'Sullivan

Camille O'Sullivan
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

 35 Johnny Logan

Johnny Logan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 13, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Frankston, Victoria, Australia

 36 Luke Kelly

Luke Kelly
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 17, 1940
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sheriff Street, Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 30, 1984

 37 Geraldine Fitzgerald

Geraldine Fitzgerald
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 24, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland
Died: July 17, 2005

 38 Christy Moore

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

 39 Janet Devlin

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

 40 Danny Hutton

Danny Hutton
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 10, 1942
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Buncrana, Ireland

 41 Linda Nolan

Linda Nolan
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 42 Dana Rosemary Scallon

Dana Rosemary Scallon
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Islington, London, England

 43 Chloe Agnew

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

 44 Val Doonican

Val Doonican
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 3, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Waterford, Ireland
Died: July 1, 2015

 45 Angeline Ball

Angeline Ball
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cabra, Dublin, Ireland

 46 Andrew Strong

Andrew Strong
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 47 Ronnie Drew

Ronnie Drew
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dún Laoghaire, Ireland
Died: August 16, 2008

 48 Lisa Kelly

Lisa Kelly
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Famous As: Singer, Pianist
Birthdate: May 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 49 Denise Chaila

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

 50 Susan McFadden

Susan McFadden
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland