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List of Irish alternative rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as alternative rock solo artists from Ireland are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Irish music that you've never heard before. The alternative rock bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Ireland. If you think the best Irish alternative rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

List ranges from U2 to Bono and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular alternative rock bands from Ireland?" and "Which alternative rock bands started in Ireland?" then this list will answer your questions.

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U2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
U2 Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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Bono is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Bono Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Sinéad O'Connor Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
The Cranberries Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

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My Bloody Valentine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
My Bloody Valentine Indie pop, Noise rock, Shoegazing

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Larry Mullen, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Larry Mullen, Jr. Rock music, Alternative rock, Post-punk

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Hothouse Flowers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Hothouse Flowers Celtic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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The Joy Formidable is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
The Joy Formidable Indie pop, Noise rock, Shoegazing

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Lesley Roy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Lesley Roy Pop music, Pop rock, Power pop

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A House is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
A House New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Cyclefly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Cyclefly Alternative rock, Glam rock

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Cathy Davey is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Cathy Davey Alternative rock

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Simple Kid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Simple Kid Folk music, Industrial rock, Electronic dance music

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Damien Leith is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Damien Leith Pop music, Folk music, Acoustic music

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Luan Parle is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Luan Parle Folk music, Folk rock, Country rock

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JJ72 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
JJ72 Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Jerry Fish & The Mudbug Club Alternative rock

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Royseven is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Royseven Alternative rock

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Whipping Boy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Whipping Boy Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Future Kings of Spain is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Future Kings of Spain Rock music, Alternative rock

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Stanley Super 800 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Stanley Super 800 Indie, Electro, Alternative rock

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The Chakras is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
The Chakras Shoegazing, Rock music, Dream pop

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Sack is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Sack Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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End of the middle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
End of the middle Rock music, Alternative rock

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Bradley Grace is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Bradley Grace Rock music, Alternative rock, Hardcore punk

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Surly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Surly Experimental rock, Experimental classical music, Alternative rock

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Delorentos is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Delorentos Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Toasted Heretic is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Toasted Heretic Alternative rock

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Kerbdog is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Kerbdog Grunge, Alternative rock

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The Coronas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
The Coronas Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Time Is a Thief is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
Time Is a Thief Rock music, Alternative rock, Hard rock

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The Pogues is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Irish Alternative Rock Bands List
-1449913396271 added The Pogues Celtic punk, Celtic fusion, Folk rock

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ShadowSystem added Shadow System Electronic, industrial, Rock - Formed in Belfast Northern Ireland and makes very dark alternative elec tronic, industrial,rock music