Birthday Special: 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Niall Horan

  • His middle name is James. (Photo: Instagram)

  • Niall was the only member of One Direction who wasn’t born in England. He actually is from Mullingar, Ireland. (Photo: Instagram)

  • His father is called Bobby, and his mother is called Maura. (Photo: Instagram)

  • He has one brother called Greg. (Photo: Instagram)

  • He loves playing golf. He even caddied for professional golfer Rory MclIory in 2015. (Photo: Instagram)

  • His first guitar wasn’t his, actually. It was a gift that his older brother Greg received but neglected. (Photo: Instagram)

  • He is a leftie! (Photo: Instagram

  • He is fluent in Spanish, and has even sang a few songs in the language. (Photo: Instagram)

  • He has a dog called Rocco. (Photo: Instagram)

  • He is a hardcore Belieber! (Photo: Instagram)

His middle name is James. (Photo: Instagram)

Since 2015, when One Direction announced they would be taking a hiatus so that they could all focus on personal projects, Niall Horan has been pursuing and succeeding at his solo career.

Now that the X-Factor band is separated for an indefinite period—sorry, girls! —, Horan has had the chance to prove that he is much more than just the Irish one, the blond one, or the one with the guitar, like he used to be known during his One Direction days.

Celebrating his 24th birthday, here are 10 things you didn’t know about Niall Horan.

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