Irish Female Singers

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 1 
Dolores O'Riordan
(Lead Vocalist and Lyricist for the Alternative Rock Band ‘The Cranberries')

Dolores O'Riordan
26
Birthdate: September 6, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Ballybricken, County Limerick, Ireland
Died: January 15, 2018

Dolores O'Riordan went from being a church singer to becoming the lead vocalist of the Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries and a rock icon of the 1990s. She stunned her fans with her death as a result of accidental drowning due to intoxication at age 46.

 2 
Enya
(Singer)

Enya
12
Birthdate: May 17, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gweedore, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland

Known for her unique blend of Celtic and folk tunes, Irish singer Enya has been dubbed the Queen of New Age. The Academy Award-nominated singer is also a 4-time Grammy winner and soared to fame with tracks such as Only Time and Orinoco Flow. She is the best-selling Irish solo artist ever.

 3 
Sinead O’Connor
(Irish Singer & Songwriter)

Sinead O’Connor
16
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.

 4 

Maureen O’Hara
5
Birthdate: August 17, 1920
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ranelagh, Dublin, Ireland
Died: October 24, 2015

Maureen O'Hara was an Irish singer and actress. Dubbed The Queen of Technicolor due to her long and successful career throughout the 1940s and 1950s, Maureen O'Hara was popular for playing passionate, but sensible characters. In 2014, she received an Honorary Academy Award. In 2020, she was ranked first on Ireland's greatest film actors list published by The Irish Times.

 5 

Jessie Buckley
20
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.

 6 

Allie Sherlock
20
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.

 7 
Nadine Coyle
(Pop Singer and a Member of the Girl Group ‘Girls Aloud')

Nadine Coyle
18
Birthdate: June 15, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland

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.

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Siobhan Fahey
6
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.

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Angela Lansbury
(Actress Whose Career Spanned Over 80 Years)

Angela Lansbury
7
Birthdate: October 16, 1925
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: London, England

Angela Lansbury played a key role in shaping the Golden Age of Hollywood. Recognized as one of the few stars still alive from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema, Angela Lansbury has received accolades, such as an Honorary Oscar. In 2014, Queen Elizabeth II appointed her a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

 10 
Andrea Corr
(Singer-songwriter)

Andrea Corr
4
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.

 11 
Roisin Murphy
(Singer-songwriter)

Roisin Murphy
4
Birthdate: July 5, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Arklow, Ireland

 12 
Imelda May
(Singer Known for Her Musical Style of Rockabilly Revival)

Imelda May
3
Birthdate: July 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Irish singer Imelda May, who has released chart-topping albums such as Love Tattoo, is also a talented multi-instrumentalist, well-versed in a wide range of instruments such as the guitar, the bodhrán, the tambourine. She also became a published poet with her volume A Lick and a Promise.

 13 
Una Healy
(Pop Singer Best Known as a Member of Five-Piece Girl Group 'The Saturdays')

Una Healy
8
Birthdate: October 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: County Tipperary, Ireland

Una Healy initially rose to fame as part of the 5-member girl group The Saturdays. The Irish singer is the niece of country music star Declan Nerney. A talented swimmer, she gave up the sport at 13 to switch to music. She has also scored solo hits such as Stay My Love.  

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Sharon Corr
(Singer)

Sharon Corr
3
Birthdate: March 24, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dundalk, Ireland

Best known as part of the Irish family band The Corrs, singer Sharon Corr is equally talented in instruments such as the violin and the guitar. Born to musician parents, she began playing for orchestras as a child. She opened up about her social anxiety disorder through her solo album.

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Camille O'Sullivan
4
Birthdate: December 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England

 16 

Geraldine Fitzgerald
3
Birthdate: November 24, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Greystones, County Wicklow, Ireland
Died: July 17, 2005

 17 
Chloe Agnew
(Singer)

Chloe Agnew
4
Birthdate: June 9, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Knocklyon, County Dublin, Ireland

 18 
Angeline Ball
(Actress)

Angeline Ball
2
Birthdate: June 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Cabra, Dublin, Ireland

 19 
Janet Devlin
(Singer)

Janet Devlin
3
Birthdate: November 12, 1994
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gortin, Northern Ireland

 20 

Dana Rosemary Scallon
2
Birthdate: August 30, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Islington, London, England

 21 
Lisa Hannigan
(Singer-songwriter)

Lisa Hannigan
4
Birthdate: February 12, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kilcloon, County Meath, Ireland

 22 
Lisa Kelly
(Singer, Pianist)

Lisa Kelly
2
Birthdate: May 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 23 
Linda Nolan
(Singer)

Linda Nolan
2
Birthdate: February 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 24 
Edele Lynch
(Singer-songwriter)

Edele Lynch
2
Birthdate: December 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Once the face of the Irish pop group B*Witched, Edele Lynch also won Celebrity Apprentice Ireland in 2013. She reportedly lost all her investments in property and disappeared during the Celtic Tiger recession. She now lives in Manchester with her 3 children that she had with her former husband.

 25 
Mary Black
(Singer)

Mary Black
2
Birthdate: May 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 26 
Moya Brennan
(Singer)

Moya Brennan
3
Birthdate: August 4, 1952
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 27 

Susan McFadden
2
Birthdate: February 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

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Bronagh Gallagher
67
Birthdate: April 26, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland

Irish singer and actress Bronagh Gallagher has been active in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Becoming involved in drama and music activities as a teenager, she initially worked as a hairdresser and a singer with a local band before making it big. Her career as an actress eventually took off and she has since appeared in many films.

 29 

Rosanna Davison
2
Birthdate: April 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 30 

Denise Chaila
3
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Chikankata, Zambia

 31 

Éabha McMahon
2
Birthdate: December 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 32 

Brendan Murray
2
Birthdate: November 16, 1996
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tuam, Ireland

 33 
Lindsay Armaou
(Singer and actress best known for her time as a member of the popular Irish all-girl musical group B*Witched)

Lindsay Armaou
6
Birthdate: December 18, 1978
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

Lindsay Armaou is a Greek-born Irish singer and actress best known for her association with the popular girl group B*Witched. Over the years, Armaou has helped increase the popularity of B*Witched, thanks to her fame as an actress outside the music industry.

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Sinéad O'Carroll
2
Birthdate: May 14, 1973
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

Singer Sinéad O'Carroll rose to fame in the 1990s with the girl pop band B*Witched, churning out hits such as C'est la Vie. She later appeared on shows such as Dancing with the Stars and once opened up about her struggle with mental illness, financial losses, and phobias, which she overcame.

 35 

Méav Ní Mhaolchatha
2
Birthdate: January 26, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Donnybrook, Ireland

 36 
Gemma Craven
(Actress)

Gemma Craven
2
Birthdate: June 1, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 37 
Megan Walsh
(Singer)

Megan Walsh
2
Birthdate: February 19, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ireland

 38 
Keavy Lynch
(Singer)

Keavy Lynch
2
Birthdate: December 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 39 
Órla Fallon
(Singer)

Órla Fallon
2
Birthdate: August 24, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Knockananna, Ireland

 40 
Lisa McHugh
(Singer)

Lisa McHugh
2
Birthdate: August 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

 41 
Mary Duff
(Singer)

Mary Duff
2
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: County Meath Meath, Ireland

 42 
Lucia Evans
(Singer)

Lucia Evans
2
Birthdate: 1982 AD
Birthplace: Zimbabwe

 43 
Lisa Lambe
(Singer)

Lisa Lambe
2
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

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Biig Piig
(Singer)

Biig Piig
3
Birthdate: January 22, 1998
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland

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Dolores Keane
1
Birthdate: September 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sylane, County Galway, Ireland

 46 
Lynn Hilary
(Singer)

Lynn Hilary
2
Birthdate: April 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 47 
Laura Izibor
(Singer–songwriter)

Laura Izibor
1
Birthdate: May 13, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 48 
Lesley Roy
(Singer-songwriter)

Lesley Roy
1
Birthdate: September 17, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 49 
Orla Gartland
(Singer-songwriter)

Orla Gartland
1
Birthdate: February 3, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

 50 
Frances Black
(Politician)

Frances Black
1
Birthdate: June 25, 1960
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Charlemont Street, Dublin, Ireland