Niall Horan

by follers on October 8, 2012

Niall Horan

Birth Name: Niall James Horan

Place of Birth: Mullingar, County Westmeath, Republic of Ireland

Date of Birth: 13 September, 1993

Ethnicity: Irish

Niall Horan is an Irish singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is a member of the boy band One Direction, along with Liam Payne, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, and, previously, Zayn Malik.

Niall is the son of Maura and Bobby Horan.

Niall’s maternal grandfather’s surname was likely Nolan.

Niall’s maternal grandmother is named Margaret.

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Manila April 19, 2018 at 9:49 pm

I am trying to trace Niall’s paternal grandparents. I am not sure if they are named [James] Nolan and Margaret [Murray].

andrew September 17, 2017 at 5:36 am

* Maura (Gallagher)

follers September 17, 2017 at 6:10 am

…remarriage name.

phaedra April 26, 2016 at 4:25 am

He would’ve been attractive with dark or hazel eyes.

neiltennant June 13, 2016 at 8:27 am

or with a little bit darker skin

he looks so white that i ll be blinded by it

J420 December 4, 2015 at 7:49 pm

Most people vote that dark brown or black hair looks much more attractive on someone than than blonde. I definitely agree.

athelya December 5, 2015 at 1:10 pm

i agree, blonde can easily make people look washed out but some people suit it really well.

andrew October 26, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Niall’s parents are Maura Gallagher and Bobby Horan

andrew November 30, 2015 at 2:22 am

he’s almost ginger

andrew November 30, 2015 at 2:22 am

@ alice

luckystar October 26, 2015 at 4:20 am
Alice November 29, 2015 at 9:39 pm

“Black Irish” is a term that makes me cringe. I find it extremely irritating. Anyway Niall’s hair is highly likely not nearly black but brown like the majority.

Here some pics of him with his natural hair colour. His natural colouring if by far the most typical in Ireland.

J420 November 30, 2015 at 2:16 pm

There is nothing cringe worthy about “Black Irish”. Irish people can have very dark brown and sometimes black hair, so the term is specified accurately.

Alice November 30, 2015 at 7:07 pm

Most Irish people find the term cringe worthy because it is a completely made up term. Why not use the term Black German or Black Polish? There is no specific group in Ireland called Black Irish. Imagine calling Kate Middleton “Black English”. It is a term that started in the US and only makes sense if it was used by people in a similar vein to Black Dutch. Americans actually think there is a specific group of people in Ireland called Black Irish. I’ve seen people online say my great great Grandma was Black Irish. Just a stupid term.

Alice November 30, 2015 at 7:13 pm

There are dark haired people in every European ethnicity. What is the big deal about that??

athelya December 4, 2015 at 8:53 am

Exactly alice.. black irish is a stupid term.. what about black german and black swedish? lol

marjanel November 30, 2015 at 8:42 am

Black irish? Only becauae he is not blonde.He doesn’ t look dark with his real hair color

gel November 30, 2015 at 11:33 am

Its a way of putting the Irish down.
The US was highly racist towards the Irish. So no change there.

musicfangirl December 15, 2015 at 6:48 pm

he’s not Black Irish Black Irish have a darker complexion than most Irish they have a Spanish influence
Niall’s coloring (with his natural hair color) is common in Ireland
Colin Farrell is an example of Black Irish
A article talking about Black Irish

gel December 16, 2015 at 12:21 am

Colin Farrell just has a tan – in England he wouldn’t be considered dark.
You like writing rubbish about the Irish don’t you.

Ajaxfan January 11, 2016 at 6:04 am

That’s dark blonde..

neiltennant August 19, 2015 at 8:23 am

he is a hottie whitey :-))

neiltennant August 19, 2015 at 8:24 am

but i guess i would have chosen ex ZAYN MALIK as the hottest 1 D member :-))

gel August 10, 2015 at 5:52 am

Yes, they have the usual Irish look – not just “some of them”, dark/fair hair, blue eyes.

gel April 29, 2015 at 4:27 am

No, Colin Farrell is the unusual!

The Irish generally have dark or fair hair with blue eyes. Almost fifty-fifty dark hair and fair hair, I’d say.

Capricious April 2, 2015 at 7:33 pm

An Irish blonde?

That’s a first…I thought they looked like Colin Farrell…

gel April 29, 2015 at 5:29 am

Look here, at the two women, one is a product of the German aryan breeding program, the other is Irish – the one on the right!

Alice April 30, 2015 at 2:43 am

I took Capricious’s comment as tongue-in-cheek.

musicfangirl July 27, 2015 at 12:57 am

Colin Farrell probably has a Spanish influence some Irish do. Lots of them have ashy hair and usually light eyes

gel August 10, 2015 at 5:56 am

Yes, in the above picture, they have the usual Irish look – dark/fair hair, blue eyes.

andrew July 27, 2015 at 5:26 am


Niall’s hair are clearly dyed

darceh December 17, 2013 at 12:24 pm

thats meh baby!!!

shobohunter November 21, 2014 at 2:06 pm


neiltennant May 11, 2013 at 11:40 am

such a cute guy

wonderful blue eyes

shobohunter November 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm

you have bad taste in boys

andrew January 5, 2013 at 8:29 pm

he looks nerd

billErobreren December 1, 2012 at 3:52 am

Natural brunette, huh. Well Ireland does have very few blondes though strawberry & golden blonde seem most common, but this kid actually pulls it off. I wonder if the Evanna Lynch girl was also born a brunette.

Alice December 1, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Evanna’s natural hair colour is dark blonde.
Niall’s is a dirty blond/light brown. Many people are born blond but as they get older the hair darkens.

Alice December 9, 2012 at 3:02 am

I don’t know where you get the information that Ireland has very few blonds. Blond hair is not unusual in Ireland. It is not as blond as some European areas like Scandinavia but blond hair is more common that what some of these internet race boards would have you believe. I never even gave blond hair in Ireland a second thought until I read some of those forums.
Even the present Irish PM Enda Kenny could be labelled blond.

anisamae November 14, 2012 at 1:07 am

Niall’s natural hair colour is brown.

anisamae November 16, 2012 at 1:28 am

Yeah, I guess the fair skin and blue eyes helps him pull it off! In more recent photos he’s been rocking his growth out! Lol.

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