With the new obsession of Snapchat and Periscope, you may have forgotten about the original video makers – the Youtubers.
But Goss HQ are here to remind you that some of the original vloggers and bloggers came from Youtube – which receives more than 1 billion unique users every month and has fast become the hub for all things beauty, comedy and educational.
Ireland is home to some extremely popular YouTube personalities, have a look at our Top 7:
1. Melanie Murphy (274,318 subscribers)
Melanie Murphy (25), from north Dublin. has a degree in educational training from DCU, began making videos in her final year of college because she thought she was a poor public speaker.
She set up her own channel and now racks in 1.5 million views on average a month. She talks “confidence, beauty, makeup, body image, health, hobbies, hair and hauls’ as well as ‘a bit of sexuality, activism and fun with friends.”
Her friendly attitude and helpful beauty advice will have you hooked on her channel instantly!
2. Riyadh Khalaf (72,736 subscribers)
Riyadh Khalaf (24) balances his YouTube work with his job as a presenter for radio station Spin1038 but two recent viral videos on his channel, Riyadh K, have seen the Dubliner gain serious popularity.
His viral videos involved his own Mum reading his Grindr messages and another where he filmed himself calling the infamous Westboro Baptist Church and confronting them for calling him a “fag” 41 times in one week in comments on his videos.
The Irish funny man’s channel consists of comedy sketches, YouTube tags and challenges and controversial topics involving sexuality. Describing himself as ‘slightly delusional’ and ‘intrigued by everything’, you’re guaranteed to be entertained once you click subscribe.
3. SACCONEJOLYs (1,165,339 subscribers)
Jonathan and Anna Saccone-Joly are Ireland’s most successful vloggers. They are parents to two adorable children Emilia Saccone-Joly and Eduardo Saccone-Joly, they also have six maltese dogs, Albi, Sina, Theo, Bianca, Nivea and Nuvola.
For the past five years, the Saccone-Joly family has uploaded 20-minute slices of their life in vlog form on their channel, and from this they have become extremely popular around the world.
Their family bond shown through their daily vlogs is infectious and you can’t help but smile when watching their life unfold.
4. TheMakeupChair (718,151 subscribers)
Sinead Cady is one of Ireland’s leading beauty bloggers. In 2010 she created TheMakeupChair, a YouTube channel to teach all her makeup tips and tricks, and her success has led to her own website, themakeupchair.ie.
She posts a new video every few days on TheMakeupChair channel and loves to interact with her followers daily, creating videos to help solve their makeup and beauty dilemmas.
Sinéad’s friendly personality and passion for helping others shines through her approach to her followers, her channel is definitely worth subscribing to if you want the low down on all things beauty.
5. Clisare (52,461 subscribers)
Best known for her Shite Irish Girls Say video, Clare is from Mayo and posts a new video every Monday, often parodying an aspect of Irish life.
She’s currently doing an ‘Irish Bucket List’ which has seen her run for the Rose of Tralee and drive a rally car. This series attracts an audience of over 200,000.
She is Ireland’s most-subscribed to female comedian on YouTube. Her channel consists of sketch comedy, rants and videos about being Irish. Definitely worth a watch!
6. BriBryOnTour (371,902 subscribers)
Brian O’Reilly is a singer/songwriter from Dublin who created a YouTube series ‘Things To Do Before I Die’ back in 2010.
The series saw him skydiving, streaking, and causing a scene during a college lecture.
As well as the series, his channel consists of covers, music videos, challenges, popular Youtube tags and cute videos with his wife Candice.
7. Chloe Boucher (115,348 subscribers)
Chloe Boucher (22) from Dublin is new on the YouTube scene but she’s already making a serious impact.
Her make-up and beauty tutorials have become hugely popular thanks to her large following on Instagram.
With only 11 videos so far on her channel, she has already achieved over 100,000 subscribers.
Attracting a younger female audience, her make-up tutorials are well worth subscribing to her channel and she is definitely one to watch!