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The most popular Irish Facebook pages include musicians, alcohol brands and Ryanair

The most popular Irish Facebook pages include musicians, alcohol brands and Ryanair

A visitor to this blog asked where she could find out which Irish corporates had the most popular Facebook pages. The answer wasn’t immediately clear to me and a after a little digging I discovered that this information isn’t readily available.

Here is my best stab at the most popular Irish brands on Facebook ranked by the number of people that “like” their page. I’ve only included the pages that are managed by Irish brands. The data has been pulled from a number of sources but principally from a search of Facebook’s pages directory.

  1. U2
    http://www.facebook.com/u2
    3,364,402
  2. Baileys
    http://www.facebook.com/Baileys
    850,305
  3. Westlife
    http://www.facebook.com/Westlife
    410,063
  4. Guinness GB
    http://www.facebook.com/Guinnessgb
    289,963
  5. Guinness Ireland
    http://www.facebook.com/GuinnessIreland
    129,026
  6. Oxegen
    http://www.facebook.com/oxegen
    102,714
  7. Jameson Whiskey
    http://www.facebook.com/jamesonwhiskey
    90,171
  8. Captain Morgan
    http://www.facebook.com/CaptainMorganIreland
    59,918
  9. Ryanair
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ryanair/24694184960
    46,454
  10. The Saw Doctors
    http://www.facebook.com/sawdoctors
    47,321
  11. Hostel World
    http://www.facebook.com/hostelworldcom
    42,937
  12. Electric Picnic
    http://www.facebook.com/ElectricPicnic
    41,278
  13. Munster Rugby
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Limerick-Ireland/Munster-rugby-club-fan-page/36613502000
    30,733
  14. Smirnoff Ireland
    http://www.facebook.com/SmirnoffIreland
    28,346
  15. Pogues
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pogues/
    25,910
  16. Spin 1038
    http://www.facebook.com/spin1038
    24,543
  17. Guinness Rugby Supporters Ireland
    http://www.facebook.com/GuinnessRugbyIreland
    24,118
  18. Irish Cancer Society
    http://www.facebook.com/IrishCancerSociety
    23,812
  19. Tourism Ireland
    http://www.facebook.com/Ireland
    23,452
  20. Leinster Rugby
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dublin-Ireland/Leinster-Rugby/25793755239
    21,533
  21. Discover Ireland GB
    http://www.facebook.com/DiscoverIrelandGB
    19,409
  22. Starbucks Ireland
    http://www.facebook.com/starbucksireland
    19,232
  23. Allhorse
    http://www.facebook.com/Allhorse
    18,735
  24. Jagermeister Ireland
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jagermeister-Ireland/184728954003
    18,020
  25. Ireland Deserves Sun
    http://www.facebook.com/IrelandDeservesSun
    17,967
  26. Barry’s Tea
    http://www.facebook.com/BarrysTea
    17,220
  27. Mr Tayto
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mr-Tayto/6763632581
    15,690
  28. Irish Blood Transfusion Service
    http://www.facebook.com/giveblood
    15,669
  29. Special Olympics Ireland
    http://www.facebook.com/SpecialOlympicsIreland
    15,181
  30. IRISH RUGBY TEAM
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/IRISH-RUGBY-TEAM/50621768957
    14,907
  31. Amnesty International Ireland
    http://www.facebook.com/amnestyinternationalireland
    13,736
  32. Meteor
    http://www.facebook.com/meteor
    13,557
  33. Topflight Holidays
    http://www.facebook.com/topflight
    12,438
  34. 98FM
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/98FM/70730467584
    12,433
  35. Champion Sports
    http://www.facebook.com/championsportsireland
    11,736
  36. Pigsback
    http://www.facebook.com/pigsback
    11,460
  37. Ben & Jerry’s Ireland
    http://www.facebook.com/BenandJerrysIreland
    10,470

I’m bound to have missed plenty, so if you know of some that I’ve omitted please leave a comment below and I’ll update the list.