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

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9th October 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. Stephen Farrelly - @wwesheamus

    Verified

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


  4. Jacksepticeye - @Jack_Septic_Eye

    Verified

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


  5. Rory McIlroy - @McIlroyRory

    Verified

    - Northern Irish Golfer


  6. Dara Ó Briain - @daraobriain

    Verified

    Comedian


  7. Daithi De Nogla - @DaithiDeNogla

    Verified

    - YouTuber


  8. Becky Lynch - @BeckyLynchWWE

    Verified

    - WWE


  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. Graeme McDowell - @Graeme_McDowell

    Verified

    - Northern Irish pro golfer


  16. Chris O'Dowd - @BigBoyler

    Verified

    Comedian


  17. Una Healy - @UnaHealy

    Verified

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


  18. Annie Mac - @AnnieMac

    Verified

    - DJ


  19. 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.


  20. Hozier - @hozier

    Verified

    - Musician from Bray


  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. Tommy Bowe - @TommyBowe14

    Verified

    - Professional Rugby Player


  27. Kian Egan - @KianEganWL

    Verified

    - Member of Westlife


  28. Nicky Byrne - @NickyByrne

    Verified

    - Formerly Westlife. Currently 2FM Presenter


  29. Ed Byrne - @MrEdByrne

    Verified

    Comedian


  30. James Corneille - @JamesCorneille

    Verified

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


  31. Ronan O Gara - @RonanOGara10

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  32. Shane Filan - @shanefilan

    Verified

    - Westlife Member


  33. Shay Given - @No1shaygiven

    Verified

    - Soccer Goalkeeper


  34. Laura Whitmore - @thewhitmore

    Verified
  35. BriBry - @BryOnTour

    Verified

    - Irish Singer


  36. Paul O'Connell - @Paul_OConnell

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  37. Rob Kearney - @KearneyRob

    Verified

    - Professional Rugby Player


  38. Brian McFadden - @BrianMcFadden

    Verified

    - ex-Westlife


  39. Cian Healy - @ProperChurch

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  40. Robert Bohan Artist - @RobertBohan


  41. Kristian Nairn - @KristianNairn

    Verified

    Actor

    - Actor/DJ/Musician


  42. Arseblog - @arseblog

    - Arsenal Blogger, account owned by @andrewmanganVO


  43. Janet Devlin - @JanetJealousy

    Verified

    - Irish Singer Song-Writer


  44. Aisling Bea - @WeeMissBea

    Verified

    Comedian


  45. Carthage Buckley - @carthagebuckley

    - Stress and Performance Coaching for entrepreneurs


  46. Jamie Heaslip - @JamieHeaslip

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  47. Devon Murray - @DevonMMurray

    Actor


  48. Markus Feehily - @MarkusFeehily

    Verified

    - Westlife Member


  49. Robert Sheehan - @RobMSheehan

    Verified

    Actor


  50. Emmett J. Scanlan - @EmmettScanlan

    Verified

    Actor


  51. Niall Breslin - @nbrez

    Verified

    - Judge from the Voice, formerly of The Blizzards


  52. Georgia Salpa - @georgiasalpa

    Verified
  53. David McWilliams - @davidmcw

    Verified
  54. Ross O'Carroll Kelly - @RossOCK

    - (In?)famous D4 character


  55. Sean O'Brien - @SeanOBrien1987

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  56. Des Bishop - @desbishop

    Verified

    Comedian


  57. Keith Duffy - @officialkeith

    Verified
  58. Sean Cullen - @seancullen95


  59. Matt Cooper - @cooper_m

    Verified
  60. David O'Doherty - @phlaimeaux

    Verified

    Comedian


  61. Marc - @Marc_MuFc1


  62. John O'Callaghan - @JOCofficial

    Verified
  63. Marian Keyes - @MarianKeyes

    Verified

    - Author


  64. Paul McGrath - @Paulmcgrath5

    Verified

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


  65. Barry McGuigan - @ClonesCyclone

    Verified

    - Retired professional boxer


  66. Rachel Wyse - @rachel_wyse

    Verified

    - Equestrian Show Jumper and Sky Sports Presenter


  67. Conor Murray - @ConorMurray_9

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  68. Gerry Adams - @GerryAdamsSF

    Verified
  69. Shane Lowry - @ShaneLowryGolf

    Verified

    - Irish professional golfer


  70. Tommy Tiernan - @Tommedian

    Comedian


  71. Katie Taylor - @KatieTaylor

    Verified
  72. Laurence O'Bryan - @LPOBryan

    - Author


  73. Miriam O'Callaghan - @MiriamOCal

    Verified
  74. Frederique Murphy - @IrishSmiley

    - oozing positivity with a truckload of feel-good quotes


  75. Cian Twomey - @MrCianTwomey

    Verified

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


  76. Ian Dempsey - @IanDempsey

    Verified
  77. Declan Walsh - @declanwalsh

    Verified

    - Journalist for the New York Times


  78. Séamus Coleman - @seamiecoleman23

    Verified

    - Soccer Player


  79. Rory Best - @RoryBest2

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  80. Ryan O’Shaughnessy - @Ryan_Acoustic

    Verified
  81. PJ Gallagher - @pjgallagher

    Verified

    Comedian


  82. Bernard Brogan - @bernardbrogan

    - Dublin Senior Footballer


  83. Clodagh Anne Higgins - @clodaghanne

    - Presenter. (Wife of @PaulyHiggins)


  84. Stephen Ferris - @StephenFerris6

    Verified

    - Retired Rugby Player


  85. Paddy Barnes - @paddyb_ireland

    Verified

    - 2 times Olympic Bronze medalist


  86. Pierce Brosnan - @PierceBrosnan

    Verified

    Actor


  87. Allen Leech - @AllenLeech

    Verified

    Actor


  88. Vincent Browne - @VincentBrowne

    Verified
  89. Andrew Trimble - @andrew_trimble

    Verified

    - Rugby Player


  90. Glen Hansard - @Glen_Hansard

    Verified
  91. Shane Lynch - @ShaneLynchLife

    Verified

    - Formerly Boyzone


  92. Lauren Walsh - @LWalshMusic


  93. BonosShades - @BonoVox_

    Parody Account


  94. Sarah Bolger - @SarahBolger

    Verified

    Actor


  95. Mary Byrne - @MaryByrneMusic

    Verified
  96. Matthew Macklin - @mattmacklin

    Verified

    - Professional Boxer


  97. Danny O’Dwyer - @dannyodwyer

    Verified

    - Waterford born, US based video games journalist


  98. Donal Skehan - @DonalSkehan

    Verified

    - TV Host & Cook


  99. Kevin Kilbane - @kdkilbane77

    Verified

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


  100. Mairead Farrell - @cocomairead

    Verified
  101. Vogue Williams - @VogueWilliams

    Verified

    - Former reality show participant.


  102. Eoghan McDermott - @eoghanmcdermo

    Verified
  103. Andy Lee - @andyleeboxing

    Verified

    - Professional Boxer


  104. Jennifer Maguire - @JenniferMaguire


  105. Joe Mullally - @JoeMullally

    - Traditional Healer


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!

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

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