Known as the Irish member of One Direction, Niall Horan was born in Mullingar, County Westmeath, Ireland, on September 13, 1993. Before he was an X Factor competitor and joined with One Direction, Niall Horan was well-known as a child choir singer and played as an opening act for the Dublin-based performer, Lloyd Daniels. A big fan of swing music, Niall Horan has been playing guitar since he was a child. In addition to headlines for working with children’s charities, Niall Horan is an avid sports and hard rock fan. Among his achievements are the Shorty Award for social media participation. Niall Horan is also primarily noted as being a songwriter for One Direction and for openly supporting LGBTQ rights.