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List of famous guitar players from Ireland, listed alphabetically with photos of the guitarists when available. Ireland has produced some great guitar players over the years, including guitarists who specialize in rock, metal, jazz, folk, classical, acoustic and more. These are some of the best Irish guitar players to ever live, so if you're a native of Ireland and play guitar then this list should make you proud. If you're searching for a particular popular guitarist from Ireland then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Guitarists include everything from Jim Corr to Ronnie Drew.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest Irish guitarists?" and "Which guitar players are from Ireland?"

You can click on the names of these legendary guitarists of Ireland in order to get more information about each one. If you're a guitar player or just love music you can use this list of talented Irish guitar players to find some new artists or bands that you might really enjoy.
Rory Gallagher is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Ireland
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William Rory Gallagher was an Irish blues-rock multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and bandleader. Born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal, and raised in Cork, Gallagher recorded solo albums throughout the 1970s and 1980s, after forming the band Taste during the late 1960s. He was a talented guitarist ...more

Nationality: Ireland

Birthplace: Border Region, County Donegal, Ireland, Europe, Ballyshannon

Guitars Played: Gretsch PX6134 Corvette, 1960 Danelectro, coral electric sitar, Fender Stratocaster, Fender Telecaster

Also Ranked

#57 on The Best Blues Artists of All Time

#89 on Rock Stars Whose Deaths Were The Most Untimely

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Bono is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Ireland
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Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono, is an Irish singer-songwriter, musician, venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist. He is best recognized as the frontman of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive ...more

Nationality: Ireland

Birthplace: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Also Ranked

#37 on The Best Rock Vocalists

#80 on The Best Singers of All Time

#42 on The Greatest Living Rock Songwriters

#28 on The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names

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Eric Bell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Ireland
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Eric Robin Bell is a Northern Irish rock musician and guitarist, best known as a founder member and the original guitarist of the rock group Thin Lizzy. After his time in the band, he had a brief period of fronting his own group. ...more

Nationality: Ireland, United Kingdom

Birthplace: Belfast, United Kingdom

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Luan Parle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitar Players from Ireland
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Luan Parle is an Irish Singer/Songwriter / Producer. 'First Impressions' was Luan Parle’s début album release after signing to Anim Records at the age of 12 following an appearance on The Late Late Toy Show. In 2002 Luan signed to Sony Music Ireland. Her first single release was a Diane Warren ...more

Nationality: Republic of Ireland

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