Rock Irish Rock Bands List

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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
Rock music, Alternative rock, Punk rock

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

3
Thin Lizzy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

4
Sinéad O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

5
The Cranberries is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music

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

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The Boomtown Rats is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Hothouse Flowers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Celtic rock, Rock music, Folk rock

9
Picturehouse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Power pop

10
Paddy Casey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Rock music, Folk music, Acoustic music

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A House is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock

12
Tír na nÓg is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Progressive music, Rock music, Folk music

13
Robert O'Connor is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Soul music

14
B*Witched is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music

15
Taste is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Something Happens is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock

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Tabby Callaghan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Pop music, Rock music

18
The Frames is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Rock music, Folk music, Indie rock

19
Brush Shiels is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Country

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DIRECTOR is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
DIRECTOR Pop music, Rock music, Art rock

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San Salvador is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Rock music, Reggae

22
Whipping Boy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Whipping Boy Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock

23
Republic of Loose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Republic of Loose Pop music, Rock music, Heavy metal

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The Immediate is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Krautrock, Indie, New Wave

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Skindive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Irish Rock Bands List
Skindive Rock music, Electronic dance music, Electronica