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The Top 100 Irish Digital Influencers Of 2017


It’s been an amazing year for influencers in Ireland, from the beginning of Doireann Garrihy’s career to seeing Suzanne Jackson’s wedding literally break the internet – bloggers, Snapchatters and Instagram stars are more popular than ever.

Here at Goss.ie we have been supporting the best and brightest of the expanding digital world, and we continue to promote new talent and support the originals.

From newcomers in Ireland gaining rapid following on Instagram, to vloggers and bloggers killing it across the water, we’ve rounded up the most popular digital influencers of the year.

Take a look:

1. Suzanne Jackson

Topping our list once again, Suzanne Jackson is still arguably Ireland’s most well-known influencer.

This year she was named as Ireland’s leading blogger in the world by SERMO, and we saw the launch of new products across her SOSU by SJ range.

But the biggest milestone in Sue’s life this year was definitely her lavish wedding to Dylan O’Connor.

Their photos went viral online, not only being the subject of every whatsapp group, Instagram page and work lunch break – but landing her the cover of VIP magazine as well as full pages in several national newspapers.

This lady isn’t going anywhere…

2. Doireann Garrihy

New on our list, and landing in the second spot is the one and only Doireann Garrihy.

Ironically it was her videos taking off well-known influencers that made her so popular, and now we’re all following her for her own personality and day-to-day banter.

The younger sister of Aoibhinn Garrihy has also quickly become a style icon, and has gone on to win several awards over the last 12 months (including the Gossie for Best Snapchat Star of course).

She’s blown up over the last 12 months, and we can only see her getting bigger.

3. James Patrice

He is still absolutely adored on Snapchat, and now James Patrice is becoming a fully fledged TV star in his own right.

The Dubliner hosted a special online show for Dancing With The Stars with RTE and he tugged on the heart of the nation on Celebrity Operation Transformation.

From documenting his life with Fron to his hilarious sketch videos, we don’t think we’ll ever get enough of James.

4. James Kavanagh

He had a prominent spot on our list last year and now he’s in our top 5, after James Kavanagh has proved he really can do it all.

From giving up his job as a PR guru to start his food company Currabinny with his boyfriend William, to competing in RTE’s Taste of Success, the Dubliner’s following continues to grow and grow.

This year saw the announcement of James and William’s first cook book, plus he killed it on the Late Late Show, next to his brother John Kavanagh.

And now with the news that he will co-host Ireland’s Got Talent with Glenda Gilson, he’ll be on even more screens around the country now.

5. Marissa Carter

She won Best Beauty Influencer but entrepreneur Marissa Carter has followers across several different genres.

The Cocoa Brown boss has grown from her roles as a beauty expert on TV3 to one of Ireland’s most well-known personalities.

With a gigantic following on both Instagram and Snapchat, Marissa also landed in our living rooms this year thanks to an interview on the Late Late Show.

Cocoa Brown Tan has launched in Canada, the US, and her masterclasses continue to sell out all around Ireland.

6. Pippa O’Connor

Originally known for being a top Irish model, Pippa O’Connor completely turned her image around when she became a digital influencer – and she remains one of the top in the country.

Pippa.ie launched her into the world of blogging, and now her Snapchat and Instagram have taken over.

This year Pippa launched her POCO by Pippa denim range, which sold out nationwide, leading to the opening of several pop up shops around the country.

Her workshops are still selling out in minutes around the country, and she just launched a brand new range of home ware, including candles and planners.

7. Erika Fox

She was on our list last year, and thus year her following has got even bigger.

The Kerry blogger, also known as Retro Flame, has now moved on from just Snapping and Instagramming to Vlogging.

From showing off her stunning interiors in her New York apartment to walking the streets of the city in style, she’s always on point.

8. Grace Mongey

Makeup artist turned blogger Grace Mongey continues to be one of Ireland’s most followed influencers.

After the story about her snapchatting updates on the day she gave birth to Sienna went viral all around the world, Grace gained thousands of new loyal followers, who have stuck around for the whole journey.

From sharing her life with her daughter to speaking openly about her mental health, Grace continues to keep her audience engaged, this year launching her first masterclass.

9. Lisa Jordan

Another influencer that continues to grow is Lisa Jordan.

Known as Just Jordan, this year the Cork star launched her own beauty range, Luna By Lisa.

The mum-of-one has a huge following across her Instagram and Snapchat accounts.

10. Terrie McEvoy

Another influencer on our list that doesn’t actually live in Ireland is Terrie McEvoy.

The full time nurse and blogger has gained a huge following across all of her social media channels.

This year in particular saw an even bigger interested in the Dubliner, who went on a trip of a lifetime all around the world.

She has also been applauded for urging her female followers to go for smears, after having a life changing diagnosis this year, that she kept from her followers.

Terrie just released her first jewellery line for Tower Jewellers, and we think we will be seeing a lot more products from her in the future.

11. Joanne Larby

Dublin blogger Joanne Larby aka The Makeup Fairy has transitioned from a blogger to an influencer to now a business woman.

The fitness lover launched her own range of makeup brushes called Fairy Wands and just recently revealed a new line of lip glosses called Pixie Pout.

The blogger has just moved back to Dublin and has been working with brands like BPerfect Cosmetics and DIBI Milano.

12. Louise Cooney

Another lady that has climbed rapidly up our list this year is Louise Cooney.

The Limerick blogger took the leap and quit her job this year, going full time into her blogging career.

The seriously fashionable blonde has seen her following grown hugely in the last 12 months, and has been working with brands like Rimmel and Primark.

13. Rob Lipsett

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll already be following Rob Lipsett.

The fitness guru moved into a full celebrity status this year, when he starred on Love Island.

The Dubliner has now moved into the business world, after investing in Raw Gyms and starting his own company called The Creator Agency.

With over 369k followers on Instagram alone, we can only see Rob’s star rising even more over the next year.

14. Rob Kenny

He started off as a Snapchat star, and now the stylish Rob Kenny has transformed into a fully fledged influencer.

In the past year the style guru joined advertising company Publicis, and has also focused more on his influencing career.

Rob now works with the likes of Primark and FlyBe, and who can forget that Visa Contactless trip around Ireland with some of our other favourite influencers.

15. Paddy Smyth

Another star on our list that has transformed from Snapchat to all social channels is Paddy Smyth.

Known for promoting ‘My Disabled Life’, Paddy has seen his following grow hugely in the last year, and has transitioned to tradition media.

He already starred on First Dates Ireland, and later this year appeared on The Ray D’Arcy Show.

He also was just featured on the cover of Life magazine in the Sunday Independent.

16. Holly Carpenter

Former Miss Ireland Holly Carpenter’s star is still very much on the rise.

The model and influencer has continued to grow her following online, and works with top brands across her Snapchat and Instagram channels.

This year the Dublin beauty also launched her very first jewellery line called Love Lift, already a big favourite with influencers and celebrities alike.

17. Vogue Williams

Former Fade Street star and now fully fledged TV presenter Vogue Williams has a huge following online.

The Howth native has had another hugely successful year with her RTE docu-series ‘Vogue Does’ proving successful once again.

Vogue also works with big brands as an ambassador, including most recently, Nutramino.

18. Lauren Arthurs

Cork native Lauren Arthurs is another blogger quickly climbing our list, year on year.

The brunette made the move to Dublin to pursue her blogging career full time, and it’s just gone from strength to strength.

From her stylish OOTD posts to her travel photos, we can see why her following continues to grow.

19. Rosie Connolly

Mum-of-one Roise Connolly has gone from a blogger to a business woman in a matter of months.

The fashion and beauty blogger launched her own range of sunglasses this year called Aluxe.

And now Rosie has added a brush set to her Aluxe collection.

With her wedding coming in 2018, we have no doubt her wedding dress will be all over the internet once she says ‘I Do.

20.Thalia Heffernan

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She absolutely killed it on Dancing With The Stars this year, and now top model Thalia Heffernan’s career is soaring.

Not only has she got a huge following online, but the blonde is now working on Xpose for TV3.

From sharing gorgeous photos and videos of her dog Lenny, to BTS on Xpose, she’s a must follow.

21. Lisa McGowan

Lisa McGowan is now one of the most followed women in the country.

The fashionista hit headlines this year when she won Best Dressed at the Galway Races.

The Tullamore native suffered abuse online after winning the competition but quickly became a huge hit online, with now over 176k followers on her Facebook page Lisa’s Lust List.

22. Amy Huberman

She’s a best-selling author, shoe designer as well as actress and writer – but one thing is for sure Amy Huberman is Ireland’s sweetheart.

People still can’t get their head wrapped around the ‘Amy Effect’ which sees anything she wears completely sell out, never mind her own shoe collection with Bourbon flying off the shelves.

Not only do we love what she wears, Irish people hang on her every word from her ridiculous Instagram posts to her hilarious Tweets she shares with her 447k followers.

23. Conor McGregor


Whether you love him or hate him, we’re all still following Conor McGregor online.

The Crumlin native constantly breaks the internet with his Instagram posts, and they actually got a lot sweeter this year thanks to the birth of his son Conor Jnr.

This year saw his debut on the big screen, with the premiere of his move Notorious.

From stylish outfit posts to pictures of his car, we’re all watching his every move.

24. White Moose Cafe

Debuting on our list this year, is our favourite Snapchat duo White Moose Cafe.

Paul Stenson and Jason Kidd have exploded onto the scene in 2017, making headlines with their controversial antics.

The pair have an immense following across Snapchat , Facebook and Instagram. If you’ve never been, you can check out their cafe right HERE.

25. Blindboy Boatclub

Rubberbandits star Blindboy Boatclub has become even more influential this year.

In the last year the Limerick comedian has released his debut book The Gospel According To Blindboy, which was praised by actor Russell Brand and director Danny Boyle.

Now Blindboy has a podcast which is topping the charts every week. What’s next? We’re hoping a run for the presidential election.

26. Roz Purcell

Tipperary model turned blogger turned best-selling author Roz Purcell has become busier as an influencer than a model these days.

The Natural Born Feeder creator spends most of her time posing for Instagram photos now rather than photo shoots, and she’s working with tonnes of top brands.

27. Aoibhin Garrihy

Her sister is killing it as an influencer now, but Aoibhin also has a huge following on her channels too.

The former Fair City star came to the forefront this year, thanks to her role in Ireland’s Dancing With The Stars.

And when Aoibhin’s husband John climbed Mount Everest, we were all glued to her channels once again.

The stylish actress has now also launched her very own wellness work shop, called Beo.

28. Rosanna Davison


Rosanna Davison has always been one of Ireland’s most influential people.

After successfully releasing two books, Rosie is now a fully fledged author, and always shares her favourite recipes through her social channels.

Plus, that girl has serious style.

29. Aoife Walsh

Former Miss Ireland Aoife Walsh successfully became a blogger too in 2017.

The Tipperary model and former miss Ireland, jetted to New York for work, and has been documenting her journey on her blog That Ginger Chick.

Now Aoife is set to move to the small screen, as she’s set to star in RTE’s Dancing With The Stars in 2018.

30. Tara O’Farrell

Tara O’Farrell aka Tara Makeup is one of the most followed makeup artists in the country.

The Dubliner now has a following of 100k on Instagram alone, and works with the likes of Pippa O’Connor.

For makeup looks and OOTD posts, she’s a must follow.

31. Anouska

Back on our list this year is top blogger Anouska.

One of the original top bloggers in the industry, Anouska is known for her stunning photos.

The travel-lover is the perfect follow, especially for her constant adventures aorund the wold and her killer OOTD posts.

32. The Happy Pear

They’re authors, foodies but also all round nice guys.

Dave and Steve Flynn own The Happy Pear in Greystones, Wicklow. And have gone from small business owners to huge online personalities.

These two are specially known for their sunrise dips in the ocean.

33. Chloe Boucher

Back on our list this year is top beauty influencer Chloe Boucher.

The Dubliner has seen her following continue to grow immensely, across Instagram, Snapchat and Youtube alike.

If you’re looking for beauty tips and tricks, she’s the perfect girl to follow.

34. Michelle Regazzoli

Top celebrity makeup artist Michelle Regazolli has really come in to her own in 2017.

The MUA has been behind the faces of Rosanna Davison, Suzanne Jackson and Glenda Gilson, just to name a few.

This year Michelle did her own Masterclass, all for charity, and as one of Andrea Roche’s influencers, she’s starting to work with more and more brands on her own channels.

35. Niamh Cullen

Top fitness and fashion blogger Niamh Cullen has seriously upped her game this year.

The blonde now has over 72k followers on her Instagram account, growing every day.

From her OOTD posts to her envious fitness posts, she’s a must follow.

36. Cian Twomey

He’s known for his hilarious sketches, first getting huge in 2015, and now Cian’s following is continuing to grow.

He know has a massive 5.6 million followers on his Facebook page alone, with his videos getting over a million each.

His girlfriend Emily stars in most of his videos, and has become an influencer herself.

37. Enya Martin

Dublin comedian Enya Martin (aka Giz A Laugh), has really come into her own this year.

She won Best Newcomer at The Gossies this year and went on to grow her following to just under 250k on her Facebook page.

Now Enya is embarking on her first lives show in Vicar Street, and we know it will be great.

38. Aideen Murphy

Known as Aideen Makeup, Aideen Murphy has really come in to her own this year.

From stunning makeup tutorials to OOTD posts, Aideen is a must-follow.

39. Orla McConnon

She was previously our Single In The City columnist, and although she’s not writing about single life anymore, she’s continuing to slay online.

The hilarious Snapchat star has now grown a following on her Instagram and Twitter pages, and also started Vlogging this year.

From creating cool makeup looks to just chatting about real life, we love following this girl.

40. TooDolly Makeup

Jen Morris, aka TooDolly Makeup is continuing to grow her following across her social media channels.

The PR guru turned social media queen, continues to blow our mind with her brilliant makeup tutorials.

41. Allan Dixon

Photographer Allan Dixon has completely blown up in the last two years.

His selfies with animals over night made him an internet sensation, now boasting an Instagram following of 514k.

From seriously cool videos to amazing selfies around the world, Allan is a must follow.

42. Cliona Kelly

Beauty blogger Cliona Kelly has an impressive following of 323k on Facebook, under the name Peaches & Cream.

Now with 98k followers on Instagram, Cliona’s online following is continuing to grow.

If you love all things beauty, then you’ll love her.

43.Louise O’Reilly

Top Irish curvy model Louise O’Reilly has grown her online following thanks to her stellar modelling work and her blog.

The blonde beauty is one of Europe’s leading plus-size models and works with brands all over the world, including being the face of Evans.

Her blog Style Me Curvy is a huge hit here and across the water and her Instagram is growing and growing.

44. Niamh Doherty

She’s Pippa O’Connor’s number 2, but now Niamh Doherty is really coming in to her own.

The 25-year-old is super-stylish and has gained a following of over 50k followers on her Instagram alone.

Her serious style has us hooked!

45. Dublin Girlo

If you think you don’t know who Dublin Girlo is, trust us when we say you’ve definitely seen her quotes turned into memes around the internet.

The Dublin social media star always says it how it is on her Twitter and Instagram accounts, with now 147k followers on Instagram alone.

46. Triona McCarthy

Journalist and all-round star Triona McCarthy is a must follow.

The beauty guru flies all over the world from Paris to New York to wine and dine with some of the biggest celebrities in the world (including interviewing Adriana Lima at NYC Fashion Week).

Triona came even more into the forefront this year, thanks to starring in Celebrity Operation Transformation.

47. Elva Carri

One of Ireland’s leading Girl Bosses, Elva Carri has become one of Ireland’s leading influencers thanks to her company Girl Crew.

Elva created a Facebook group with the idea that women looking for companionship could find friends through the social network – and it has expanded all over the world in a short space of time.

If you haven’t heard of Girl Crew yet, we’re sure your friends have!

48. Jane Swarbrigg

A top business woman and a top influencer in her own right, Jane Swarbrigg is a must follow.

We crowned her Girl Boss of The Year at The Gossies 2017, and this year seems to be one of her best years to date.

From continuing to grow her beauty business Inglot both her and in the UK, to gaining an even bigger following online, she’s killing it right now.

49. Bressie

He came to fame thanks to the success of his band The Blizzards – but it’s his work with mental health in Ireland that earns him a place on this list.

Dabbling with the online world Bresie set up his mental health website alustforlife.com which publishes open and honest pieces from himself and contributors about struggling with mental health.

Bressie’s campaigns has seen him fighting for rights in the Dail, and finally the conversation about mental health is being heard.

This year he also launched recording studio Camden Studios, with stars like Niall Horan popping in.

50. Ellen Kavanagh

She owns popular Irish business Waxperts, and she’s also got a huge following online.

The mum-of-one gives access all areas to her life, from life with her husband Conrad, to running Waxperts itself.

Plus this lady’s got style.

51. Micheala O’Shaughnessy

Galway girl Michaela is new to our list this year.

Based in New York, Michaela is the Social Media Manager for Teen Vogue, and also runs her own blog Life of a Lady Bear.

She went to the MET Ball this year for Vogue, and continues to go to the most amazing events in the US.

The brunette is living the dream in NYC, follow her for pictures of the city, and cool OOTD posts.

52. Holly White

Holly White is another newbie on our list this year.

The Dublin native is known for her classic style and has a huge following across her social media accounts.

Blogging on HollyWhite.ie, Holly writes about everything beauty and fashion.

53. Sinead Cady

Makeup artists are definitely becoming some of the most influential people not only in Ireland but all over the world – so we have another one to add to our list.

Youtuber and blogger Sinead Cady has grown a huge following over the last few years, thanks to her site themakeupchair.ie.

With close to 1 million subscribers on her Youtube channel alone, Sinead is a must follow for all things beauty.

54. Sinead Kavanagh

Best known as The Beautiful Truth, Sinead Kavanagh has continued to grow her audience over the last year.

Sharing her favourite beauty products, Sinead is a favourite among makeup lovers.

55. Gillian Fitzpatrick

Former newspaper journalist Gillian Fitzpatrick is now the Editor of both Her.ie and HerFamily.ie.

The Dubliner has brought a new lease of life into the Her channels at Maximum Media, and constantly represents the brand in seminars and talks around the country.

56. Ciamh McCrory

If there’s one woman who knows digital in Ireland it’s Ciamh McCrory.

The Head of Digital at Insight PR, Ciamh over sees digital for some of the biggest brands in Ireland.

Ciamh herself also gives lectures and talks on the digital world, and often can be seen on TV3’s Elaine.

57. Stephen Byrne

He started off as a huge Youtuber before Youtubers were even a thing, and now this year Stephen Byrne landed his own show on 2FM.

The TV presenter and now radio star, has seen his star rise even further this year.

From interviewing huge stars this year like Dave Grohl to being the only Irish radio presenter to cover The Oscars in LA, we’re expecting huge things from Stephen in 2018.

58. Jo Archbold

Top model and Youtuber Jo Archbold is another influencer who has seen her followers soar in 2017.

From how to videos to showing off her style, Jo has a huge following on both Instagram and Snapchat.

The brunette (who goes by Yo I’m Jo) also loves to travel, and shares some stunning photos from around the world.


59. Mark Rogers

Previously known as ‘Mark Benefit’. beauty guru Mark Rogers is now running Flormar Ireland.

Known for his beauty tutorials and how to chats on his social media channels, Mark also landed a hosting role on RTE show Life N Style this year.

After taking over the reigns at Flormar, there’s a lot more to come from Mark yet.

60. Amanda Byram

TV presenter Amanda Byram has completely re-branded herself thanks to her healthy lifestyle.

The Clontarf native shares her gym work outs and healthy eating habits on all her social media accounts, and this year became the co-host of Ireland’s Dancing With The Stars.

Amanda also launched amandabyram.com and she continues to share content on her healthy lifestyle.

61. Laura Mullett

She’s now one of Ireland’s top stylists, and there’s certainly no stopping Laura Mullett.

The Wexford native is now styling some of Ireland’s biggest stars, including the judges on Ireland’s Got Talent, set to air in 2018.

The blonde is building a reputation as the go-to celebrity stylist.

62. Jade Mullett

It’s double trouble for the Mullett sisters, because Laura’s sister Jade is also an influencer now in her own right.

The blonde is now a celebrity makeup artist, and has been working with top brands all year, including IsaDora and Real Techniques.

63. Aisling Keenan

Beauty Editor Aisling Keenan has continued to grow her online following in 2017.

The Snapchat star had a lot going on this year, from marrying her love to starting a brand new business.

She’s always had a great following across Instagram and Snapchat, and we’re expecting even more in 2018.

64. Laura Cunningham

Editor of Confetti magazine and the owner of gorgeous company Hippenings, Laura is a Girl Boss and a top influencer.

The Dubliner just created The Wedding Planner, a new must-have book and diary for brides to be.

Laura has already got a big following on Snapchat and now her Instagram has grown too.

65. Shauna Lindsay

Limerick model Shauna Lindsay has become a fully fledged influencer in 2017.

The brunette shares everything on her Instagram account from OOTD posts and to fitness videos.

66. Maeve Madden

Back on our list this year is model and fitness lover Maeve Madden.

The blonde recently moved to London full time, and shares a huge amount of fitness content on her Instagram account.

She also shares very honest posts about her skin problems and bloating issues.

67. Deric Hartigan

Our favourite weather man became a huge viral hit this year, after a huge gust of wind blew him over on live TV.

The TV3 star has a huge following online, and brings us along his journeys behind the scenes as well as travelling across the world.

Plus, this man’s got style.

68. Lorna Weightman

Another blogger back on our list this year is Lorna Weightman.

The Xpose regular is also a stylist, as well as an influencer in her own right.

Follow Lorna if you love all things fashion.

69. Kaelin Fox


New to our list this year is the little sister of Erika Fox (aka Retro Flame).

Kaelin this year moved to New York to work alongside her well-known sibling, and has now moved into the world of blogging and vlogging herself.

Kaelin is already starting to work with brands herself, and has over 29k followers on her Instagram alone now.


70. Courtney Smith

Another top stylist on our list is Courtney Smith.

The TV star turned designer, Courtney launched her own shoe range.

Just this month Courtney was featured in Vogue, and constantly shoots across the world.

71. Chef Adrian

Cavan Chef Adrian Martin is quickly becoming the next big thing in the cooking world.

Adrian has been huge on social media with several viral food videos available on his website chefadrian.ie and across his social media channels.

He’s best known for his work with TV3 and RTE, and this year he also released his first book.

72. Nadia El Ferdaoussi

Top travel blogger Nadia has gained huge following online thanks to her endless adventures around the world.

The Dublin based writer has a hugely successful blog called The Daily Self where she documents her stunning travels all around the world.

She’s also gained a huge following on her Snapchat and Instagram accounts.

73. Vicki Notaro

Another fantastic writer to add to our list is Vicki Notaro.

The former editor of the Irish Independent’s magazine Insider, Vicki has carved a hugely successful career for herself as a freelance writer, writing for prestigious publications including the Irish Times and Sunday Business Post.

Vicki became the editor of Stellar magazine this year, and revamped the publication by bringing online stars like James Kavanagh on board as a columnist.

74. Donal Skehan

Not only is Donal Skehan one of Ireland’s top influencers, the chef is now making a career for himself in the states.

The Dublin TV personality has a hugely successful Youtube channel (with over 643,000 subscribers) and has been living and working in LA the past two years.

This month he also welcomed his first child, so it’s been a huge year for him.

75. Galway Player

He’s the dating guru we’ve all been listening to, and now that Galway Player has finally unveiled himself, we’ve seen him more than ever.

In the last year Kieran became the official ambassador for Bradley Motors too.

76. Samantha Kelly

Back on our list this year is Samantha Kelly, aka the Queen of Twitter in Ireland.

With over 42k followers on Twitter, the PR and Marketing guru is the founder of Women’s Inspire as well as the Social Media Summit.

Samantha has given talks and seminars all around the country about social media and the digital age.

77. Darren Kennedy

TV presenter, designer and stylist Darren Kennedy is has always had a great online following.

The TV personality has worked with ITV, RTE and E! over the last year as well as running his site darrenkennedyofficial.com.

Darren has also got a strong following across his social media accounts including Instagram and Snapchat.

78. Nicola Hughes

Back on our list this year is MIC star turned influencer Nicola Hughes.

She split from reality bad boy Alex Mytton this year, but her career has continued to improve.

The blonde has a following of over 215k on her Instagram alone, and keeps on growing.

79. Andrea Roche

We can’t have an influencers list without naming the woman managing most of these stars herself.

Andrea already runs her modelling agency but started adding influencers last year.

She now works with the top in the country.

80. Lucy Fitzgibbon

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Another newcomer on our list this year is Limerick native Lucy Fitz.

The Askeaton beauty blogger has grown a huge audience in a short space of time, and she’s definitely the one to watch for 2018.

From makeup tutorials to OOTD posts, the 17-year-old is absolutely killing it.

81. Aimee Connolly

She became well known thanks to working with Pippa O’Connor but now Aimee Connolly is an influencer in her own right.

The blonde brought out her own palette this year Sculpted By Aimee, which has quickly become a favourite among celebrities.

With just under 40k followers on Instagram alone, we’re predicting big things for Aimee in 2018.


82. Denise Phillips

Another newcomer on our list this year is the fabulous Denise Phillips.

She won over our hearts on TV3 series Baby Makers, where we followed her journey on IVF.

The red-head also owns Kildare salon Pelo Hairdressing, and has gained a huge amount of followers across her Snapchat and Instagram. (You can find her @pelodolls).

83. Karen Constantine

Top beauty blogger Karen Constantine has successfully moved her Snapchat following to Instagram this year.

Named as one of the Top 10 Beauty & Grooming influencers in Ireland by Sermo this year, Karen’s influence is definitely growing.

From product reviews to how to videos, you’ll find all things beauty with Karen (aka Lovely Girly Bits).

84. AJ Fitzsimons

Blogger AJ Fitzsimons has a full-time job in marketing, but it’s her blog and social media accounts that people love to follow.

The blonde writes about everything from beauty and fashion to interiors and food.

She’s also very honest with her followers about getting cosmetic enhancements – and brings people through the whole process.

85. Pat Divilly

Pat Divilly is a best selling author, speaker and award winning entrepreneur from Galway, and he’s gained a huge online following this year.

Pat started his own fitness bootcamp and has branched into personal development seminars and courses Pat.

This year he joined some of our other influencers on this list on a trip around Ireland and it was brilliant.

86. Samantha Mumba

New on our list this year is former pop star Samantha Mumba.

The mum-of-one is based between LA and Dublin, and has grown a huge following online.

The singer has started to work with more brands in Ireland.

87. Nicola Halloran

Nicola Halloran aka The Wonky Spatula has become huge on the Irish foodie scene.

Her website thewonkyspatula.com is filled with delicious recipes that she makes look super easy to create.

Nicola has been teaming up with brands, including working with Newstalk on their #GiveInToLiving campaign.

88. Jennifer Rock


Best known as The Skin Nerd, Jennifer has seen her career soar in 2017.

The skin expert has launched her own brand called The Cleanse Off Mitt and can often be seen giving talks alongside the likes of Pippa O’Connor.

The mum-of-one has gained a huge following across both her Instagram and Snapchat accounts.

89. Thomas Crosse

He recently moved back to FM 104, and this year saw Thomas Crosse become an influencer too.

The radio presenter has teamed up with brands like Nutramino, showing off his weight loss.

You’ll find Crossy on the airwaves or on TV on The Elaine Show.

90. Clementine MacNiece

You’ll recognise her from James Patrice’s snaps, but Clementine MacNeice is now a full influencer in her own right.

From styling the celebrities on Dancing With The Stars, to working on top editorial shoots, she is now one of Ireland’s top stylists.

So it’s no surprise Clem’s Instagram is a stunning collection of OOTD’s and OOTN’s.

91. Dee Devlin

She’s the other-half of UFC champion Conor McGregor, but this year saw Dee really step into her own.

The mum-of-one has already won Most Stylish Newcomer at the VIP Style Awards and won Most Stylish Lady at The Gossies 2017.

This year Dee’s Instagram following has soared, and we just can’t get enough.

92. Baz Ashmawy

He won the hearts of the nation with 50 Ways To Kill Your Mammy, and now Baz has a mega following online.

The broadcaster brings his followers along his day-to-day life on his Instagram and Snapchat accounts.

And now we love him even more.

93. Ciara O’Doherty

Blogger Ciara O’Doherty has definitely seen her audience rise this year.

The influencer has always been known for her style, and this year launched her very own jewellery line called Taylor and Rose.

94. Sinead Curvy Style

Top Limerick blogger Sinead O’Brien is another must-follow on our list.

The singer and influencer got a boost in followers this year, and she sang at Suzanne Jackson’s lavish wedding ceremony (arguably the wedding of THE year).

Follow Sinead for the perfect curvy style.

95. Diane Everett

A newbie to our list this year is top makeup guru Diane Everett.

The makeup artist has over 23.6k followers on her Instagram account alone, with a huge following on Snapchat as well.

She’s the perfect follow for OOTD posts and all things makeup.

96. Dominique Nugent

If you love fashion, and particularly hair – then you’ll love Dominique.

The blonde creates some incredible looks on her Instagram, and we’re obsessed with her OOTD posts.

97. Brendan Courtney

TV presenter Brendan Courtney has moved from TV to online, thanks to his series of online shows.

From Facebook Live broadcasts about fashion to hosting interviews, Brendan is still broadcasting all the time.

And if you love his style like we do, check out his Instagram account.

98. Louise O’Neill

Author of the incredibly successful book Just Asking For It – Louise O’Neill has become the voice of a generation all by an incredibly young age.

Louise is also a weekly columnist with the Irish Examiner and is now coming out with her first play based on The Little Mermaid.

With a large following online Louise always speaks her mind, and we all value her opinion.

99. Carla Jackson

She’s the sister of our number one on the list, Suzanne Jackson, and this year Carla has started to become an influencer herself.

From working with clothing brand Vavoom.ie to sharing OOTN posts on her Instagram account, she’s now got 80.5k followers on her Insta alone.

100. Sarah Godfrey

Last but not least, Sarah Godfrey is the final influencer to make our list.

Just recently Sarah reunited with her long time beau Rob Lipsett, but she’s got a huge following of her own.

Sarah has signed with Andrea Roche’s influencer agency and the fitness lover shows off her killer body across all of her channels.