The Web’s Top 10 Most Prominent Irish People
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!
|1||Bono||Finglas, County Dublin||10.00 / 10.00|
|2||Liam Neeson||Ballymena, County Antrim||9.30 / 10.00|
|3||Colin Farrell||Baldoyle, County Dublin||9.21 / 10.00|
|4||Niall Horan||Mullingar, County Westmeath||9.14 / 10.00|
|5||Pierce Brosnan||Drogheda, County Louth||9.11 / 10.00|
|6||Daniel Day-Lewis||London, England (Dual U.K./Ireland citizen)||8.44 / 10.00|
|7||Jonathan Rhys Meyers||Dublin||8.33 / 10.00|
|8||Jamie Dornan||Holywood, County Down, Northern Ireland||8.19 / 10.00|
|9||The Edge||Barking, Essex, England (of Irish descent and raised in Dublin)||8.18 / 10.00|
|10||Sinéad O’Connor||Glenageary||8.02 / 10.00|