The Web’s Top 10 Most Prominent Irish People

Irish People
Today, March 17th, is Saint Patrick’s Day; a day that specifically celebrates the life of the foremost patron saint, and more generally the culture and people, of the great nation of Ireland.

To commemorate this most excellent holiday — famously a huge deal here in PeekYou’s hometown of New York — we’ve sorted through the tens of thousands of Irish individuals indexed on PeekYou to find which 10 currently have the highest PeekScores; our metric for measuring an individual’s prominence, impact, influence, and degree of activity in cyberspace.

Our criteria for what qualified an individual as sufficiently Irish varied, but we tried to keep it to those born there (the majority) and/or raised there (The Edge) and/or very closely associated with being Irish (Daniel Day-Lewis). Please feel free, in the comments, to alert us to any omissions; we may not have forgotten them, they simply may not have scored highly enough for inclusion.

Clicking on the items in the list below will lead you to the corresponding individual’s PeekYou profile, from where you’ll be led to social pages, home pages, fan pages, videos, photos, and so much more of the best of what the Web has to share of a life and career.

Slàinte! And Remember to drink responsibly!

Rank Picture Name Hails From PeekScore

Bono Finglas, County Dublin 10.00 / 10.00

Liam Neeson Ballymena, County Antrim 9.30 / 10.00

Colin Farrell Baldoyle, County Dublin 9.21 / 10.00

Niall Horan Mullingar, County Westmeath 9.14 / 10.00

Pierce Brosnan Drogheda, County Louth 9.11 / 10.00

Daniel Day-Lewis London, England (Dual U.K./Ireland citizen) 8.44 / 10.00

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Dublin 8.33 / 10.00

Jamie Dornan Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland 8.19 / 10.00

The Edge Barking, Essex, England (of Irish descent and raised in Dublin) 8.18 / 10.00

Sinéad O’Connor Glenageary 8.02 / 10.00