Top 10 saddest Irish songs ever written, ranked

10. The Rare Auld Times – a song for Dublin

9. Nothing Compares 2 U – the ultimate Irish song of love and heartbreak

8. Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears – an Irish song about leaving home

7. The Green Fields of France – made famous by The Fureys

6. The Island – a beautiful song by Paul Brady

5. 9 Crimes – a sad song by Irish singer-songwriter, Damien Rice

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