Top 20 Irish Blogs By Traffic

Being that it’s the first day of 2009, it’s common to do some sort of review: what was good, bad, popular and unpopular about the year that’s just past.

I couldn’t be bothered.1

Instead, I decided to do a “snapshot” post – one of those posts that looks at something current, so that in twelve months time I can look back, do it all again and say “Look what’s changed in the last twelve months”.

After my previous post about the most popular social networking sites in Ireland, I decided to have a look at the most popular Irish Blogs. Before I go through the list, here’s a couple of things to remember:

  • I checked the rankings for 179 blogs. This is by no means an exhaustive list of Irish blogs, so if your one isn’t on the list, email me and I’ll update it.
  • The list of blogs was taken from my own feed reader and from the Blogrolls of a couple of the more popular blogs on this list.
  • The traffic data is taken from Alexa, so while it may not be entirely accurate, it should give a general indication of the relative popularity of those on the list.
  • The traffic is based on the last three months only.
  • The traffic stats do not contain any information regarding email or RSS subscribers.
  • Due to the way that Alexa gathers traffic stats, I was unable to gather stats for blogs hosted on the following sites: blogs.ie, cluas.ie, blogs.msdn.com, blogs.linux.ie.

So with all of that out of the way, lets move on to the list:

Number 20 – John Breslin

John Breslin

John Breslin

Number 19 – Bernard Goldbach

Bernard Goldbach

Bernard Goldbach

Number 18 – Cybercom

Cybercom

Cybercom

Number 17 – John M. Ryan

John M. Ryan

John M. Ryan

Number 16 – Twenty Major

Twenty Major

Twenty Major

Number 15 – Grannymar

Grannymar

Grannymar

Number 14 – K8 The G8

K8 The G8

K8 The G8

Number 13 – Limerick Blogger

Limerick Blogger

Limerick Blogger

Number 12 – Jason Roe

Jason Roe

Jason Roe

Number 11 – Whois Ireland

Whois Ireland

Whois Ireland

Number 10 – Cormac Moylan

Cormac Moylan

Cormac Moylan

Number 9 – Frank Prendergast

Frank Prendergast

Frank Prendergast

Number 8 – Sabrina Dent

Sabrina Dent

Sabrina Dent

Number 7 – Bock The Robber

Bock The Robber

Bock The Robber

Number 6 – Head Rambles

Head Rambles

Head Rambles

Number 5 – Tom Raftery

Tom Raftery's I.T. Views

Tom Raftery's I.T. Views

Number 4 – Michele Neylon

Michele Neylon

Michele Neylon

Number 3 – Donncha O’Caoimh

Donncha O'Caoimh

Donncha O'Caoimh

Number 2 – Redfly Marketing

Red Fly Marketing

Red Fly Marketing

In at number one, drum roll please….

Number 1 – Damian Mulley

Damian Mulley

Damian Mulley

In the interests of transparency, you can download the full list of blogs that I checked here. The file is a standard .csv.

  1. Mainly because my memory is so bad, I can’t remember what was good or bad about last week, never-mind the last twelve months. []