Singer/Songwriter Niall Horan broke a major social media record when he became the most followed Irish person on Twitter. Here's how the likes of Conor McGregor, Rory McIlroy, and his other country folk compare.
What makes the One Direction star such a big hit with the Twitteratti?
The Westmeath native has an incredible 39 million people following his every character on the social media platform.
With updates as banal as the weather, football match results, and Netflix recommendations, it seems Horan really is like every other 24 year-old Irish lad... albeit with a lot more speculation into his daily life.
Here are some of our favorite down-to-earth tweets from the global popstar.
Happy Valentine’s Day you sexy people ! ??— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) February 14, 2018
7 and a half weeks away from home and tonight I’m going to sleep in my own bed .— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) December 9, 2017
When I get home I’m going to go on a two week TV Binge . Feel like I’ve missed everything— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) December 4, 2017
Gavin James has the most beautiful voice I know of . https://t.co/jIFilkUqww— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) October 30, 2017
to go number 1 in my homeland is an insane feeling . So happy!!!!! ?? thank you all so much— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) October 27, 2017
To be right in the middle of New York City and know that thousands have come to watch you , is an incredible feeling and it never gets old— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) October 26, 2017
How did everyone get on in their leaving cert in Ireland?— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) August 13, 2014
Yesss ! I'm 20 ! Wohooo ! No more teens!— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) September 12, 2013
The sun is out bigtime! There Is a chance of these chicken Irish legs gettin a bit of sun! They might be burnt but at least they got sun— Niall Horan (@NiallOfficial) May 7, 2013
So, how do other Irish people of note compare to Horan on Twitter?
Here is the definitive ranking of Top Tweeters.
2. "The Notorious" Conor McGregor, UFC superstar, lover of controversy - 7.05 million followers
1 Euro. pic.twitter.com/GdLPottQw2— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 9, 2018
3. Stephen Farrelly aka WWE Sheamus, Professional Wrestler, lover of his Irish mammy - 4.9 million followers
4. Rory McIlroy, Professional Golfer, new dad, rumored one-time love interest of future Princess Meghan Markle - 3.2 million followers
5. Dara O Briain, Professional Gas Man, "Mock The Week" regular, lover of Fozzie Bear - 2.52 million followers
They say never meet your heroes; they are wrong. pic.twitter.com/Ew0buTf7gF— Dara Ó Briain (@daraobriain) February 23, 2018