Last year I wrote a blog post about the biggest Irish sports stars on Twitter so I felt it was about time a list of the biggest Irish celebrities on Twitter was compiled. From (ex)boyband members to stand up comedians it is quite a mix. Some have their large amount of followers thanks to the quality and humour of their tweets, others, well….
So here they are, with Mullingar’s second favourite singer, leading the way with a hugely impressive number of followers. Will Mr Horan be the most popular Irishman on Twitter for ever….scary thought!
Niall Horan 9,106,650
9,106,650 female teenage twitterers Follow @Niallofficial
Dara O’Briain 1,231,024 Followers
Wicklow funny man
Jedward 738,837 Followers
Of course they were going to make the list
Nicky Byrne 306,764 Followers
Ex-Westlife singer of sorts
Graham Norton 273,636 Followers
Host of best chat show on TV
Brian McFadden 235,531 Followers
Westlife band members clearly fans of Twitter
Georgia Salpa 204,473 Followers
No doubt a huge male following hoping for some twitpics!
Niall Breslin 104,560 Followers
Tommy Tiernan 89,172 Followers
Everyone’s favourite Catholic bashing comedian
Amy Huberman 64,793 Folowers
Rugger hugger married to an Irish rugger bugger
Hector O’hEochagain Followers 46,520
More madness on Twitter
Sharon Corr 40,356 Followers
Everyone’s favourite Corr
PJ Gallagher 39,368 Followers
Saoirse Ronan 37,896 Followers
Talented Carlow actress
Keith Barry 32,982 Followers
Now you see my Tweet, now you don’t….
Dylan Moran 32,834 Followers
Great Twitter handle
Mairead Farrell 31,773 Followers
Ray D’arcy’s sidekick
OK so the following two aren’t real people but still celebrities in their own right.
Ross O’Carroll Kelly 59,885 Followers
Loike, everyone’s fave southsider
Dustin the Turkey 36,759 Followers
Another famous son of the Southside
(Correct number of followers as of 14th January)
If there is a glaring omission please let us know and we will update the list.