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.