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11th Jun 2023

Harry Styles praised for speaking Irish during incredible Slane gig

Harry Styles wowed audiences at Slane Castle, on Saturday, and treated them to a cúpla focal while he was at it.

The former One Direction star brought the latest European leg of his worldwide Love on Tour to County Meath, ahead of a four-night stint at Wembley Stadium.

Support on the day, which kicked off musical festivities just after 2 pm, included DJ Annie Mac, Wet Leg, Mitch Rowland, and Elijah Hewson’s band, Inhaler. Styles took to the stage in the early evening and, despite intermittent rain showers over the day, spirits were high for his big show.

Harry StylesFan Rose Scott, aged 9 from Armagh, makes her way to the Harry Styles concert in Slane. (Photo: Leah Farrell/

Harry Styles cracks out the Irish

During his long and vibrant set, Harry Styles further endeared himself to the 80,000 audience by trying out some Irish phrases. Here is what he said to the baying, buoyant crowd:

  • “Céad míle fáilte” [Welcome]
  • “Conas atá tú?” [How are you?]
  • “Go n-éirí an bóthar leat” [May the road rise to meet you]

Styles started his set off with Daydreaming before treating the crowd to As It Was, Adore You, Sign of the Times, Treat People with Kindness. He also performed One Direction’s song, Best Song Ever.

There was also a lovely moment as Styles, as he received a huge ovation, took a moment to soak in the atmosphere and sights in that Slane amphitheater:


There was even the come-to-Ireland tick of the performing box as the 29-year-old donned a tricolour flag during one of his songs.

The night ended with a shed-load of fireworks and Harry Styles gushing his thank yous to the Irish crowd, who were only too happy to send some love back in his direction:


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