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Top 100 Most Popular Individual/Personal Irish Tweeters #TwitterVIPs updated with @katietaylor

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5th November 2018

Top 100 Most Popular Individual/Personal Irish Tweeters #TwitterVIPs updated with @katietaylor

I've yet to come across an accurate ‘Top X’ list of Irish Tweeters. Every list I have ever found had glaring gaps.

So what I'm attempting to do here, is to create and update an accurate list of the Most Popular Twitter Accounts. You can decide yourself whether they are influential, or worth following. What this is list is, is simply a list indicating Popularity on Twitter according to the number of followers.

As mentioned at the bottom of this article, feedback is absolutely wanted.

Hashtag #TwitterVIPs

If you're interested in the Top 100 Brands

(i.e. non-individual accounts) then check out the Top 100 Brands on Twitter in Ireland

  1. Niall Horan - @NiallOfficial

    Verified

    - With now 40 Million followers, this is the most popular account by millions. Niall comprises the Irish quarter of One Direction


  2. Conor McGregor - @TheNotoriousMMA

    Verified

    - UFC World Champion


  3. Jacksepticeye - @Jack_Septic_Eye

    Verified

    - Seán William McLoughlin/Jack/Jacksepticeye - YouTuber, known for his Let’s Play series


  4. Stephen Farrelly - @wwesheamus

    Verified

    - AKA Sheamus AKA Celtic Warrior AKA King Sheamus AKA Sheamus O'Shaunessy


  5. Rory McIlroy - @McIlroyRory

    Verified

    - Northern Irish Golfer


  6. Dara Ó Briain - @daraobriain

    Verified

    Comedian


  7. Becky Lynch - @BeckyLynchWWE

    Verified

    - WWE


  8. Daithi De Nogla - @DaithiDeNogla

    Verified

    - YouTuber


  9. Finn Bálor/Fergal Devitt - @FinnBalor

    Verified

    - Professional Wrestler, AKA Prince Devitt, previously @wwebalor


  10. Evanna Lynch - @Evy_Lynch

    Verified

    Actor

    - Actress


  11. Danny O'Donoghue - @TheScript_Danny

    Verified

    - Lead Singer of The Script


  12. Brian O'Driscoll - @BrianODriscoll

    Verified

    - ex Ireland Rugby Team


  13. Siva Kaneswaran - @SivaKaneswaran

    Verified
  14. Paul Higgins - Pauly - @paulyhiggins

    - The most popular non-verified account in Ireland.


  15. Hozier - @hozier

    Verified

    - Musician from Bray


  16. Chris O'Dowd - @BigBoyler

    Verified

    Comedian


  17. Graeme McDowell - @Graeme_McDowell

    Verified

    - Northern Irish pro golfer


  18. Una Healy - @UnaHealy

    Verified

    - Member of the band 'The Saturdays' and Coach on The Voice of Ireland. Previously @UnatheSats and @UnaFoden


  19. Annie Mac - @AnnieMac

    Verified

    - DJ


  20. Theo Horan - @TheoHOfficial_

    - This is the official page of one of the most popular toddlers in the world. This is Niall Horan's brother's son.


  21. Graham Linehan - @glinner

    Verified

    Comedian


  22. Colin O'Donoghue - @colinodonoghue1

    Verified

    Actor


  23. Ronan Keating - @ronanofficial

    Verified

    - Formerly Boyzone.


  24. Amy Huberman - @amyhuberman

    Verified

    Actor


  25. Carl Frampton - @realcframpton

    Verified

    - Professional Boxer


  26. Nicky Byrne - @NickyByrne

    Verified

    - Formerly Westlife. Currently 2FM Presenter


  27. Kian Egan - @KianEganWL

    Verified

    - Member of Westlife


  28. Tommy Bowe - @TommyBowe

    Verified

    - Professional Rugby Player, previously @TommyBowe14


  29. Ed Byrne - @MrEdByrne

    Verified

    Comedian


  30. Ronan O Gara - @RonanOGara10

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  31. James Corneille - @JamesCorneille

    Verified

    - 19 year old Irish Entrepreneur, and founder of @PositivityPack


  32. Shane Filan - @shanefilan

    Verified

    - Westlife Member


  33. Kristian Nairn - @KristianNairn

    Verified

    Actor

    - Actor/DJ/Musician


  34. Shay Given - @No1shaygiven

    Verified

    - Soccer Goalkeeper


  35. Laura Whitmore - @thewhitmore

    Verified
  36. BriBry - @BryOnTour

    Verified

    - Irish Singer


  37. Brian McFadden - @BrianMcFadden

    Verified

    - ex-Westlife


  38. Paul O'Connell - @Paul_OConnell

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  39. Rob Kearney - @KearneyRob

    Verified

    - Professional Rugby Player


  40. Aisling Bea - @WeeMissBea

    Verified

    Comedian


  41. Robert Sheehan - @RobMSheehan

    Verified

    Actor


  42. Cian Healy - @ProperChurch

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  43. Robert Bohan Artist - @RobertBohan


  44. Arseblog - @arseblog

    - Arsenal Blogger, account owned by @andrewmanganVO


  45. Janet Devlin - @JanetJealousy

    Verified

    - Irish Singer Song-Writer


  46. Carthage Buckley - @carthagebuckley

    - Stress and Performance Coaching for entrepreneurs


  47. Devon Murray - @DevonMMurray

    Actor


  48. Jamie Heaslip - @JamieHeaslip

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  49. Markus Feehily - @MarkusFeehily

    Verified

    - Westlife Member


  50. Emmett J. Scanlan - @EmmettScanlan

    Verified

    Actor


  51. Niall Breslin - @nbrez

    Verified

    - Judge from the Voice, formerly of The Blizzards


  52. David McWilliams - @davidmcw

    Verified
  53. Georgia Salpa - @georgiasalpa

    Verified
  54. Ross O'Carroll Kelly - @RossOCK

    - (In?)famous D4 character


  55. Sean O'Brien - @SeanOBrien1987

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  56. Keith Duffy - @officialkeith

    Verified
  57. Leo Varadkar - @leovaradkar

    Verified

    - An Taoiseach, previously @campaignforleo


  58. Des Bishop - @desbishop

    Verified

    Comedian


  59. Sean Cullen - @seancullen95


  60. George Hook - @ghook

    Verified

    - Left Twitter August 2017


  61. Matt Cooper - @cooper_m

    Verified
  62. David O'Doherty - @phlaimeaux

    Verified

    Comedian


  63. Marian Keyes - @MarianKeyes

    Verified

    - Author


  64. Paul McGrath - @Paulmcgrath5

    Verified

    - Ex-Ireland soccer player. Ireland's sweetheart.


  65. John O'Callaghan - @JOCofficial

    Verified
  66. Marc - @Marc_MuFc1


  67. Barry McGuigan - @ClonesCyclone

    Verified

    - Retired professional boxer


  68. Conor Murray - @ConorMurray_9

    Verified

    - Rugby Player. Account not found April 2019.


  69. Rachel Wyse - @rachel_wyse

    Verified

    - Equestrian Show Jumper and Sky Sports Presenter


  70. Gerry Adams - @GerryAdamsSF

    Verified
  71. Katie Taylor - @KatieTaylor

    Verified
  72. Jeremy Keith - @adactio

    Verified

    - Irish Web Developer, and Author


  73. Shane Lowry - @ShaneLowryGolf

    Verified

    - Irish professional golfer


  74. Tommy Tiernan - @Tommedian

    Comedian


  75. Miriam O'Callaghan - @MiriamOCal

    Verified
  76. Laurence O'Bryan - @LPOBryan

    - Author


  77. Frederique Murphy - @IrishSmiley

    - oozing positivity with a truckload of feel-good quotes


  78. Michael Conlan - @mickconlan11

    Verified
  79. Declan Walsh - @declanwalsh

    Verified

    - Journalist for the New York Times


  80. Ian Dempsey - @IanDempsey

    Verified
  81. Cian Twomey - @MrCianTwomey

    Verified

    - YouTuber (Cian & his alter-ego, girlfriend Emily)


  82. Rory Best - @RoryBest2

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  83. Séamus Coleman - @seamiecoleman23

    Verified

    - Soccer Player


  84. PJ Gallagher - @pjgallagher

    Verified

    Comedian


  85. Pierce Brosnan - @PierceBrosnan

    Verified

    Actor


  86. Ryan O’Shaughnessy - @Ryan_Acoustic

    Verified
  87. Bernard Brogan - @bernardbrogan

    - Dublin Senior Footballer


  88. Paddy Barnes - @paddyb_ireland

    Verified

    - 2 times Olympic Bronze medalist


  89. Stephen Ferris - @StephenFerris6

    Verified

    - Retired Rugby Player


  90. Allen Leech - @AllenLeech

    Verified

    Actor


  91. Clodagh Anne Higgins - @clodaghanne

    - Presenter. (Wife of @PaulyHiggins)


  92. Vincent Browne - @VincentBrowne

    Verified
  93. Andrew Trimble - @andrew_trimble

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  94. Glen Hansard - @Glen_Hansard

    Verified
  95. Shane Lynch - @ShaneLynchLife

    Verified

    - Formerly Boyzone


  96. Lauren Walsh - @LWalshMusic


  97. Sarah Bolger - @SarahBolger

    Verified

    Actor


  98. BonosShades - @BonoVox_

    Parody Account


  99. Matthew Macklin - @mattmacklin

    Verified

    - Professional Boxer


  100. Vogue Williams - @VogueWilliams

    Verified

    - Former reality show participant.


  101. Kevin Kilbane - @kdkilbane77

    Verified

    - Former Professional Soccer Player: Ireland's third most capped player of all time


  102. Danny O’Dwyer - @dannyodwyer

    Verified

    - Waterford born, US based video games journalist


  103. Jennifer Maguire - @JenniferMaguire


  104. Mary Byrne - @MaryByrneMusic

    Verified
  105. Mairead Farrell - @cocomairead

    Verified

Considering I have never been able to find an accurate list by someone else - I can only assume that I could have some gaps in this list. However if you would be so kind as to let me know in the commments, or tweet me - - I'm not on the list!!!! - or get me through any of the Social Media, whatever suits! #TwitterVIPs

Big thanks to Ciamh McCrory, Brian Shanley for letting me know I missed someone in the top 10, Sinéad Desmond for letting me know about a mistake, and to @LisaHafey for Jedward info!

I've the top 100 Business accounts to upload next week, along with lists of specific categories - so do follow/stay tuned if you are interested in more!

Dorcas RĂ©amonn

Hi, I'm Dorcas. I make websites. I lecture in Digital Marketing and related stuff in the UCD Smurfit School. I take photos (personal Insta @dorcasz). I do consultancy. I do talks. I've written a popular book on WordPress (available here).

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