U2's name is synonymous with Dublin! .
Van Morrison born in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The Cranberries sprouted in Limerick on the shores of The River Shannon, Delores O'Riordan was 18 when she started the band.
From Dublin, The Boomtown Rats were only together 11 years from 1975 to 1986. Bob Geldof was the lead singer.
One of Dublin's younger bands, The Script started in 2007.
Glen Hansard, the former lead man of The Flames, is from Ballymun, just outside of Dublin. He is also known for his acting, having appeared in the award winning film The Commitments, as well as starring in the film Once, which earned him a number of major awards, including an Academy Award for Best Song!
My Bloody Valentine, formed in Dublin in 1983, their music is best known for its blend of guitar textures with ethereal melody and are credited with pioneering the genre known as shoe gazing during the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Thin Lizzy was the first successful hard rock band from Ireland, formed in 1969.
Before they broke up in 1982, Stiff Little Fingers, from Belfast, was Ireland's version of the Clash in the late 70s.