15 Irish LGBTQ+ TikTokers you should be following

These Irish queer content creators are taking over the internet, one TikTok at a time!

From left to right, photographs of Irish LGBTQ+ TikTokers Jamie Lo, Melanie Murphy, and KEGS.
Image: @jammydodged, @melaniiemurphy, @kegs97 on Instagram

Since TikTok was launched in 2016, more than one billion monthly users have flocked to the short-form video content platform. Ireland’s queer community is certainly no stranger to the app, with more and more Irish LGBTQ+ TikTokers joining by the day. 

So whether you’re looking for a good laugh from a Dublin-based sketch comedian or lifestyle advice from a Northern Irish jet-setter, we’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite Irish LGBTQ+ TikTokers we love to see on our For You Page. 

Melanie Murphy (@melaniiemurphy)
Novelist Melanie Murphy uses her platform on TikTok and YouTube to discuss her journey from a would-be writer to a published novelist. Murphy’s novels If Only and Glass Houses have become best-selling hits in Ireland after their releases in 2019 and 2022, respectively. In addition to posting bookish content, Murphy also posts candid videos about her struggles with disordered eating and sexuality. 


✨ Write that book ✨ (This is my third published book, second to-be-published NOVEL with Hachette … if you pre-order, I’ll virtual-love you forever!) #booktok #authorsoftiktok #authortok #inspiration #writertok #writermotivation #asitwas

♬ As It Was – Harry Styles

Keelin Moncrieff (@kee_mon)
With videos celebrating sustainability and her journey through motherhood, Keelin Moncreiff’s TikTok and YouTube pages might not always highlight her bisexual identity, but her videos do highlight her individuality as a content creator. Moncrieff has been posting custom content to her pages for years now, making her a staple of the Irish LGBTQ+ content creator community. 


We got caught in the rain but she had her wellies by then 😙😙😙😙 #singlemom #toddlermom #autumn

♬ Yume Utsutsu – Lamp

Kevin Kelly (@kevinkelly_)
If you consider yourself an avid ‘Booktoker’ and you don’t follow Kevin Kelly, you need to fix that right away! Formerly known as the ‘Irish Reader’ on his YouTube channel, Kelly has taken to TikTok to capitalise on the popularity of the platform’s community of readers. On his page, Kelly posts content about what he’s reading, his own journey as a writer, and, of course, Taylor Swift blind-ranking videos. 


You want romance book recommendations? I got you bestie! #booktok #fyp #irishbooktok #romancebooks #books #reading #bookshelf #bookrecommendations

♬ original sound – Elsie Silver

Riyadh Khalaf (@riyadhkhalaf)
Known primarily as a YouTuber, Ridayh Khalaf joined TikTok in 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdowns (just like the rest of us). Prior to joining the platform, Riyadh was already well-known as the host of the BBC series Queer Britain. When Riyadh posted his coming out video on YouTube in 2016, the video was met with widespread support from the Irish LGBTQ+ community and allies alike. Today, the content creator boasts 61,800 followers on TikTok and 370,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel.


If there ain’t dancing then it ain’t a fitting! Hosting the red carpet at the @Attitude Magazine awards with @VirginAtlantic tonight 🙌💜👠

♬ original sound – Riyadh Khalaf


Chris Murphy (@chrisisainmdom)
This iconic Irish TikToker brightens up our FYP with a series of hilarious sketch comedy videos, many of which are focused on his experience as a gay man. With ongoing mini-series like ‘Gay or Nay’, ‘Toxic Man vs Gay’, and ‘Karen vs Gay’, it’s no wonder that this social media star has racked up more than 36.8 million likes on TikTok!


♬ original sound – That Irish Gay 🌈☘️

Leanne Woodfull (@leannewoodfull)
Leanne is a Dublin-based TikToker who fills her feed with videos covering everything from thrift shop hauls to glimpses at Dublin’s hidden LGBTQ+ history. Oh, and if you’re looking for a thorough review of Dublin’s iced coffee selections, Leanne is the girl to ask. 



James Patrice (@jamespatrice)
You’ve definitely seen this colourful Irish Mammy all dragged up on your FYP from time to time. With 79,100 followers and counting, James’ light-hearted take on drag, Irish lifestyle, and queer identity have made him a breakout star on TikTok over the last few years. 


For anyone off to a wedding this summer 😭💐 #IrishMammy #MalahideWoman #IrishWedding #IrishHumour #FYP #Gay #WeddingGuestDress #WeddingTikTok #WeddingInspo

♬ original sound – JamesPatrice

Shane Daniel Byrne (@shanedanielbyrne_)
Stand-up comedian Shane Daniel Byrne is on TikTok! Whether you’ve seen him at the Laughter Lounge or on The Late Late Show, you’ll know that Bryne is a hilarious credit to Irish LGBTQ+ TikTokers everywhere. Bryne emerged as a TikTok fav during lockdown when he entertained the masses with videos portraying his alter ego, Shannon from Shannon’s Nails, Hair, Lashes, and Dog Grooming on the Lower Kimmage Road. Be sure to follow Bryne on TikTok to follow up with some of the best sketch comedy in Ireland at the moment. 


Transparency is key. #rte #clairebyrne #ryantubridy

♬ original sound – Shane Daniel Byrne

Jack Swift (@jackswift597)
This Dublin-based TikToker can always be found out on the town having a great time decked out in a sequin top and high-heeled shoes. While Jack Swift’s TikTok is primarily dedicated to posting OOTDs (Outfits of the Day) and makeup looks, this content creator has stolen the city’s hearts and is easily one of the most recognisable Irish LGBTQ+ TikTokers around, with 67,500 thousand followers and 6.3 million views on his page. 


Fit of the day 💖💖

♬ original sound – Jack Swift

KEGS (@kegs97)
You can find content from KEGS on TikTok, Instagram, and YouTube, all centred around the Northern Irish influencer’s bohemian lifestyle. Known for his jet-setting adventures, KEGS has lived in Australia, Thailand, Bali and Tulum, but still calls Loughmacrory in County Tyrone his home. KEGS has also been extremely vocal on his social media about his hair transplant surgery that he received in Turkey. KEGS untethered lease on life makes him a joy to see on our FYPs. 


such a beautiful song @Darren Kiely ☘️❤️

♬ original sound – KEGS 🌈

PJ Kirby (@pjkirby)
One half of the duo behind the I’m Grand Mam podcast, PJ Kirby brings his uniquely hilarious take on Irish LGBTQ+ life to TikTok by posting video footage of coffee dates with his mam. You can also catch up with PJ and his podcasting partner Kevin Twomey on their joint TikTok account @imgrandmamx.


We know Nuls is all about the perfect temp. Cute van though 💕 #coffeecritics #coffee #fyp

♬ original sound – PJ Kirby

Zoe & Dani (@fromnorthtwosouth)
This queer couple describes their TikTok page with three words: Travel, Equality and Food. Zoe and Dani post about everything from living together and travelling the world to thorough reviews of some of the hottest places to eat and drink in Dublin City. Currently living in the Irish capital, Zoe and Dani have amassed more than 3 million likes on their page since they started posting. 


one month 🤍🥹 #fyp

♬ Little Life – Cordelia

Jamie Lo (jammydodged)
This TikToker got his start as a wickedly talented tattoo artist in Dublin. While Jamie has since moved to London, the Irish social media star continues to upload content focusing on his experiences as a tattoo artist, most of which devolve into hilarious rants about ridiculous clients. In addition to his tattooing content, Jamie similarly shows off his fashion style on his page to his 1.8 million followers. 


Yes it is awkward but we stay proffesional #foryoupage #fyp #trending #irish #gay #funny #tattoo #uk #houseoftiktok

♬ original sound – Jamie Lo

Niall Casey (@niallcasey)
Following his appearance on RTE’s Glow Up Ireland competition series, this Kerry-born make-up artist took to TikTok to display his mind-bending, special-effects make-up. If you want to be left stunned, speechless and a little bit scared, definitely go check out Niall on TikTok – 1.3 million other people already have!


. #halloween

♬ Untitled #13 (Super Slowed) – glwzbll

Jessie B (@jessica_brennan)
Following the footsteps of her sister Melanie Murphy (but certainly paving her own way), Jessie B’s uploads include chatty discussions on health and bisexuality, makeup tutorials and fashion hauls. Her experiences will surely hit home with many young people in Ireland, as she is unafraid to open up about difficult issues whilst simultaneously creating more low-key entertaining content!


Hair badly needed some TLC’ a toner, trim, curtain bangs and shes back to lifeeee 😈 #hairtransformations #fyppp

♬ Flip A Switch. (Sped Up) – RAYE

There you have it! Some of our favourite Irish LGBTQ+ TikTokers to keep you entertained while scrolling on the platform. This is by no means an exhaustive list, and big shoutout to any creator providing positive and entertaining content for their audiences.

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