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Irish Rock Bands List

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Updated June 14, 2019 22.2k views 41 items

List of Irish rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as rock music 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 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 rock music band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

This list below has a variety of bands in it, from U2 to Bono.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular rock bands from Ireland?" and "Which 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 Rock Bands List
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Bono is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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Sinéad O'Connor ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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Larry Mullen, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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The Boomtown Rats is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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Hothouse Flowers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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Picturehouse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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Paddy Casey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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A House is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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Tír na nÓg... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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Robert O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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B*Witched is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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Taste is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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Something Happens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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Tabby Callaghan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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The Frames is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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Brush Shiels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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DIRECTOR is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
DIRECTOR
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San Salvador is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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Whipping Boy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Whipping Boy
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Republic of Loose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Republic of Loose
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The Immediate is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
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Skindive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Skindive